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AUGUST 26 – NATIONAL WEBMISTRESS DAY – NATIONAL DOG DAY – NATIONAL WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY – NATIONAL CHERRY POPSICLE DAY

National WebMistress Day - August 26
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National WebMistress Day – August 26

NATIONAL WEBMISTRESS DAY

National WebMistress Day recognizes women in web development on August 26.

A WebMistress is a woman who designs, develops, markets and maintains websites.  While the term has existed since the mid-1990s, it officially entered technology’s lexicon in June of 1995 when Kat Valentine secured the domain name WebMistress.com and began web development under the job title WebMistress.  The previously existing WebMaster had arrived on the scene as early as 1986 according to various classified ads.

There are now thousands of women working under the job title WebMistress, but the word still raises eyebrows more than 20 years later.  WebMistress has a place not only on the résumé but is a legitimate job title in the business world.  As part of National WebMistress Day, take the time to acknowledge the women in web development to promote the job title in the business and lose the stigma associated with the word.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #nationalWEBMISTRESSday on social media to show that you are a woman web designer and proud to be working under the title WebMistress.  Visit www.nationalwebmistressday.com for more information.

HISTORY

Kat Valentine founded National WebMistress Day in June of 2016 to promote women in web design and celebrate the legitimacy of the job title. The Registrar at National Day Calendar approved the day.

National Dog Day August 26
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National Dog Day August 26

NATIONAL DOG DAY

National Dog Day is observed annually on August 26th.  

This day encourages dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure, and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and abuse-free life.  Dogs give us companionship; they keep us safe, and they aid those in need.  It is a goal for many on National Dog Day to find homes for all dogs in need of a loving family.  The goal of the National Dog Day Foundation is to rescue 10,000 dogs each year.

A dog is man’s best friend.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalDogDay and post photos of your dog on social media.  Take your dog for a walk.  If you do not have a dog, ask to take your neighbor’s dog for a stroll or volunteer at a shelter. 

HISTORY

National Dog Day was founded in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert and author Colleen Paige.

National Women's Equality Day August 26
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National Women’s Equality Day August 26

NATIONAL WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY

The United States Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women full and equal voting rights on this day in 1920. Every year on August 26, we commemorate this right with National Women’s Equality Day. 

Seeds were planted for the women’s rights movement 80 years before when Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Staton, while in London at the World Anti-Slavery Convention, were denied access to the convention floor. Once back in The United States, along with Martha Wright, Mary Ann McClintock, and Jane Hunt, the women set in motion plans for the first woman’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. Held at Wesleyan Chapel on July 19-20, 1848, the conference drew 200 women the first day. On the second day, the convention was opened to men and some did attend.

Resolved, that it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise. ~ 9th Resolution of the Seneca Falls Convention 1848

During the convention, 12 resolutions were presented. These resolutions enumerated the rights of that women should be equal to men socially, economically, legally and representatively. Of the resolutions, all but the 9th were approved unanimously. It was the right to vote that many women felt would cause many of their backers to withdraw their support. However, after much debate and the support of Abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the 9th resolution too passed.

For more information, visit the National Day Calendar page for National Women’s Equality Day.

 

National Cherry Popsicle Day August 26
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National Cherry Popsicle Day August 26

NATIONAL CHERRY POPSICLE DAY

Each summer on the 26th of August, Popsicle lovers across the United States enjoy National Cherry Popsicle Day.

One evening in 1905, 11-year-old Frank Epperson mixed a batch of soda on his porch and left it with the stirring stick still in it for the night.  That evening in San Francisco, California the temperature dipped to record lows and the following morning, Frank discovered instead of soda pop, a frozen treat on a stick. Inspired, he created the fruit-flavored “Popsicle”.

It wasn’t until years later, in 1922 during a fireman’s ball, that he introduced his frosty treat.  With the Popsicle’s huge success, Epperson proceeded to make and sell his frozen sweetness at an amusement park in Alameda, California.  By 1924, he applied for a patent where he called it the “Epsicle” ice pop.  He later renamed it “Popsicle”.

Once of summertime’s favorite treats, National Cherry Popsicle Day honors one of the top flavors!

HOW TO OBSERVE

Have some fun and try making one of the following Cherry Popsicle recipes:

Cherry Coconut Pops
Homemade Cherry Popsicles
Cherry Lime Ice Pops

Use #CherryPopsicleDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Cherry Popsicle Day.

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