Women, Independence, and Soul

Big Mama Thornton

Big Mama Thornton (Photo credit: kevin dooley)

There are a plethora of reasons to celebrate today, fun, historical, and yummy!

  • Independence Day,Central African Republic
  • International Lefthanders Day
  • Lao Issara, Day of the Free Laos
  • Revolution Anniversary, Republic of Congo
  • Women’s Day, Tunisia
  • O – Bon / Festival of Souls (lunar date), Japan
  • Tanabata, Japan
  • O – Bon / Festival of Souls (solar date), Shinto
  • Filet Mignon Day
  • Aug 13, 1860: Annie Oakley is born
  • Aug 13, 1982: Fast Times at Ridgemont High debuts
  • Aug 13, 1952: “Hound Dog” is recorded for the first time by Big Mama Thornton
  • Aug 13, 1899: Hitchcock born
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