Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
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Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
August VIIIth, MMXII
Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O
Fascinating facts about this day of the calendar year.
I. August VIIIth is the CCXXth (220th) day of the year, the CCXXIst (221st) day in leap years, such as the one we are in now.
II. In MDIII (1503), King James The IVth of Scotland marries Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry The VIIth of England.
III. The city of Oulu, Finland is founded by King Charles The IXth of Sweden in MDCV (1605.)
IV. The insurrection of Lyon happens during The French Revolution in MDCCXCIII (1793.)
V. MDCCCLXXVI (1876) saw Thomas Edison receive a patent IV his mimeograph.
VI. In MCMLX (1960) Congo saw South Kasai secede from its territory.
VII. On this day in MCMLXXIV (1974), United States XXXVIIth President Richard Milhous Nixon, Republican-California announced his resignation effective at 12PM EDT the next day, August IXth. Thus paving the way IV XXXVIIIth President Gerald Rudolph Ford, Republican-Michigan to take over, & marking the first time a U.S. President had been from finishing his term(s) of office by resigning, rather than outright dying in office.
VIII. The MMVIII (2008) Beijing Games Of The XXIXth Olympiad started at 8:08:08PM Chinese Standard Time.
Time Is Of The Essence,