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Brookston Almanac

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Holidays 8.30

  • Charisteria (Old Roman Thanksgiving)
  • Day of Satisfying the Hearts of the Ennead (Nine Major Gods; Ancient Egypt)
  • Festival of Charisteria (Day to Give Thanks; Ancient Rome)
  • Frankenstein Day
  • Huey P. Long Day (Louisiana)
  • Independence Day (Tatarstan; from Russia, 1990)
  • International Bacon Day [Saturday before 1st Monday in September]
  • International Bat Night
  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances (UN)
  • International Whale Shark Day
  • Iroquois Indian Festival (Albany, NY) [Begins on Last Saturday]
  • Julienne Fries Day
  • National Cabernet Day
  • National Holistic Pet Day
  • Pinaglabanan Day (Philippines)
  • Popular Consultation Day (East Timor)
  • Santa Rosa of Lima Day (Peru)
  • Speak Kind Words Saturday [Last Saturday]
  • Talk Intelligently Day
  • Toasted Marshmallow Day
  • Victory Day (Turkey)
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Beer Events 8.30

Events

  • Lucille Ball appeared in an ad for Schaefer beer (1947)
  • Beer: The Movie premiered (1985)
  • Michael Jackson died (2007)

Breweries Opened

  • Ipswich Brewing (Massachusetts; 1992)
  • Lone Wolfe Brewing (Colorado; 1996)
  • Uncommon Brewers (California; 2007)
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Birthdays 8.30

Beer Birthdays

  • Samuel Whitbread (1720)
  • Stacy Marie Fuson; St. Pauli Girl 2005 (1978)

Five Favorite Birthdays

  • Lewis Black; comedian (1948)
  • Molly Ivins; writer (1944)
  • Fred MacMurray; actor (1908)
  • John Swigert Jr.; astronaut (1931)
  • Ted Williams; Boston Red Sox LF (1918)

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Ashley; actor (1939)
  • Geoffrey Beene; fashion designer (1927)
  • Joan Blondell; actor (1909)
  • Shirley Booth; actor (1898)
  • Timothy Bottoms; actor (1951)
  • Warren Buffett; gazillionaire (1930)
  • Michael Chiklis; actor (1963)
  • Robert Crumb; cartoonist (1943)
  • Jacques-Louis David; French artist (1748)
  • Cameron Diaz; actor (1972)
  • John Gunther; writer (1901)
  • Jean-Claude Killy; French skier (1943)
  • Peggy Lipton; actor (1947)
  • Huey Long; politician (1893)
  • Raymond Massey; actor (1896)
  • Tug McGraw; NY Mets/Philadelphia Phillies P (1944)
  • John Phillips; singer, songwriter (1935)
  • Andy Roddick; tennis player (1982)
  • Ernest Lord Rutherford; New Zealand physicist (1871)
  • Theodor Svedberg; Swedish chemist (1884)
  • Frederique van der Wal (1967)
  • Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff; Dutch physicist (1852)
  • J. Alden Weir; artist (1852)
  • Kitty Wells; country singer (1919)
  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; English writer (1797)
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Holidays 8.29

  • According To Hoyle Day
  • Chop Suey Day
  • Daffodil Day (Southern Hemisphere) [Last Friday]
  • Feast of Agios Ioannis (Halki, Hittitie God of Grain)
  • First Day of Thoth (Egyptian New Year)
  • Forgive Your Foe Friday [Last Friday]
  • Ganesh Chaturthi (a.k.a. Vinayaka Chaturthi; India)
  • Head Day (Iceland)
  • Individual Rights Day
  • International Bacon Day [Sat. before 1st Mon.]
  • International Day Against Nuclear Tests
  • Judgment Day (in the film “The Terminator”)
  • Labor Day Weekend (U.S. & Canada) [Begins Friday before 1st Monday in September]
    • Benton Neighbor Day (Missouri)
    • Bumbershoot (Seattle, Washington)
    • Clothesline Fair (Prairie Grove, Arkansas)
    • Colombia River Cross Channel Swim (Hood River, Oregon)
    • Colorado Balloon Classic (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
    • Daniel Boone Pioneer Days (Kentucky)
    • Great Bathtub Race (Nome, Alaska)
    • Great Grove Bed Race (Coconut Grove, Florida)
    • Hog Capital of the World Festival (Kewanee, Illinois)
    • Mackinac Bridge Walk (St. Ignace, Michigan)
    • National Championship Chuckwagon Races (Clinton, Arkansas)
    • Oatmeal Festival (Texas)
    • Odyssey Greek Festival (Connecticut)
    • On the Waterfront (Rockford, Illinois)
    • Oregon Trail Rodeo (Nebraska)
    • Payson Golden Onion Days (Utah)
    • Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Colonial Festival (Greensburg, Pennsylvania)
    • Sta-Bil Nationals Championship Lawn Mower Race (Delaware, Ohio)
    • Snake River Duck Race (Nome, Alaska)
    • Taste of Colorado (Denver, Colorado)
    • Taste of Madison (Madison, Wisconsin)
    • Waikiki Roughwater Swim (Honolulu, Hawaii)
    • Westfest Czech Heritage Festival (Texas)
    • Wisconsin State Cow-Chip Throw (Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin)
    • Woodstock Fair (Connecticut)
    • World Championship Barbecue Goat Cook-Off (Brady, Texas)
  • Miners’ Day (Ukraine)
  • More Herbs, Less Salt Day
  • Nativity of Hathor (Egyptian Goddess of Joy & Drunkenness)
  • National College Colors Day
  • National Lemon Juice Day
  • National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day
  • Nut Spas (Russia)
  • Sheep Market Fair begins (Denmark) [Last Friday through Sunday]
  • Slovak National Uprising Anniversary (Slovakia)
  • Telugu Language Day (India)
  • Thiru Onam (Harvest Festival; India)
  • Urda (The Oldest Fate)
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Beer Events 8.29

Events

  • Shay’s Rebellion began (1786)
  • Iron Screw Brush patented (to protect bung hole beer barrels; 1871)
  • Federal Alcohol Administration Act passed (1935)
  • Adolphus Busch III died (1946)
  • August A. Busch Jr. became president of Anheuser-Busch (1946)
  • Allagash & De Struise collaborated on Fedelta (Maine; 2008)

Breweries Opened

  • Einsiedler Brauhaus (Germany; 1885)
  • Wizard Brewing (California; 1995)
  • Irish Brewpub (Colorado; 1996)
  • Trinity Brewing (Colorado; 2008)
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Birthdays 8.29

Beer Birthdays

  • Hathor (Egyptian Goddess of Drunkenness)
  • Charles H. Wacker (1856)
  • Brittany Evans; St. Pauli Girl 2006 (1975)
  • Jim Woods

Five Favorite Birthdays

  • Temple Grandin; animal welfare advocate (1947)
  • Lenny Henry; British comedian (1958)
  • Jean Auguste Ingres; artist (1780)
  • John Locke; English philosopher (1632)
  • Charlie Parker; jazz saxophonist (1920)

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Attenborough; film director, actor (1923)
  • Lanny Barbie; porn actor (1981)
  • Bob Beamon; long jumper (1946)
  • Ingrid Bergman; actor (1915)
  • Richard “Mr.” Blackwell; fashion critic (1922)
  • Rebecca DeMornay; actor (1959)
  • Todd English; chef (1960)
  • William Friedkin; film director (1935)
  • Elliot Gould; actor (1938)
  • Carla Gugino; actor (1971)
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.; writer, scientist (1809)
  • Michael Jackson; pop singer (1958)
  • Charles Kettering; inventor (1876)
  • Robin Leach; television host (1941)
  • John McCain; politician, wingnut (1936)
  • Joel Schumacher; film director (1939)
  • Preston Sturges; film director (1898)
  • Dinah Washington; singer (1924)
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Holidays 8.28

  • Cherry Turnover Day
  • Crackers Over the Keyboard Day
  • Dream Day Quest & Jubilee
  • Festival for Luna (Ancient Rome)
  • Festival for Sol (Ancient Rome)
  • Festival of the Neon Revolution
  • Gone-ta-Pott Day [every 28th]
  • Hari Taika (a.k.a. Teej; Special Female Employees Holiday; Nepal)
  • Mariamoba (Republic of Georgia)
  • National Bow Tie Day
  • National Cheese Sacrifice Day
  • Nativity of Nephthys (Egyptian Goddess of Love)
  • Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day
  • Radio Commercials Day
  • Scientific American Day
  • St. Augustine of Hippo’s Day (patron saint of brewers)
  • Subway Sandwich Day
  • Thoughtful Thursday [Last Thursday]
  • World Sauntering Day
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Beer Events 8.28

Events

  • 1st Radio commercial ad aired (1922)
  • Wehle Brewing 1st released their beer in cans (1935)
  • Chez Panisse opened (1971)
  • Shakes the Clown premiered (1991)
  • Hoff-Stevens kegs stopped production (2002)

Breweries Opened

  • John Harvard’s Brew House (Massachusetts; 1993)
  • Lake Tahoe Brewing (California; 1993)
  • Belle Island Brewery (Oklahoma; 1995)
  • Caldera Brewing (Oregon; 1997)
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Birthdays 8.28

Beer Birthdays

  • Carolyn Smagalski
  • Mike McDole

Five Favorite Birthdays

  • Edward Burne-Jones; English artist (1833)
  • Jack Kirby; comic book artist (1917)
  • Roger Tory Peterson; ornithologist (1908)
  • Danny Seraphine; rock drummer (1948)
  • Daniel Stern; actor (1957)

Famous Birthdays

  • John Betjeman; English writer, poet (1906)
  • Jack Black; actor, musician (1969)
  • Charles Boyer; French actor (1899)
  • Robertson Davies; Canadian writer (1913)
  • David Fincher; film director (1962)
  • Ben Gazzara; actor (1930)
  • Robert Greenwald; film director (1945)
  • Ron Guidry; New York Yankees P (1950)
  • Luis Guzman; actor (1956)
  • Scott Hamilton; figure skater (1958)
  • Whip Hubley; actor (1958)
  • Gloria Leonard; erotic publisher (1940)
  • Donald O’Connor; actor (1925)
  • Jason Priestley; actor (1969)
  • LeAnn Rimes; country singer (1982)
  • Rick Rossovich; actor (1957)
  • Richard Sanders; actor (1940)
  • David Soul; actor (1943)
  • Leo Tolstoy; Russian writer (1828)
  • Shania Twain; country singer (1965)
  • Jack Vance; writer (1916)
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; german philosopher (1749)
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Holidays 8.27

  • Banana Lover’s Day
  • The Duchess Who Wasn’t Day
  • Feast of Incandescent Rebellion
  • Feast of St. Monica (patron saint of alcoholics)
  • Good Sex Day
  • Independence Day (Moldova; from USSR, 1991)
  • Just Because Day
  • La Tomatina (world’s biggest food fight; Bunol, Spain) [Last Wednesday]
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Day (Texas)
  • National Burger Day
  • National Pots de Creme Day
  • Nativity of Isis (Egyptian Goddess of Fertility)
  • Oil & Gas Industry Appreciation Day
  • Petroleum Day
  • Three-Thousandth Thnork of the Year (Fairy)
  • Volturnalia (Festival to the God of Waters & Fountains; Ancient Rome)
  • Willing-To-Lend-A-Hand Wednesday [Last Wednesday]
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