August 26th is a banner day. A banner day, I tell you.
On this very day, thirty somethingmumblemutter years ago, I was born. That in and of itself is nothing major, other than the fact that on this day every year without fail I go to Cold Stone and get ice cream.
What else happened today in history?
Let’s see. In 1303, someone named Ala ud din Khilji captures something called Chittorgarh. Great.
1920 – The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote. Now we’re cooking with gas!
I share a birthday with Chris Pine and Macaulay Culkin. Let’s ignore that. Who else? Albert Sabin, who developed the oral polio vaccine, and Mother Teresa. Excellent! No pressure!
And now, the clincher that confirms to me I was born on the right day of the year, I find out August 26th is National Dog Day, a day to reflect on our beloved canine pets and what they have meant to us.
From their home page:
National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day – for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.
What an awesome thing. I love that this day has become even more meaningful to me and the things I hold dear.
They even have their own Crayola August 26th coloring pages! I know what I’m going to be doing today. Score!