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June 30, 2013

Today we celebrate:

National Meteor Day – Keep your eyes open for meteors tonight. You never know when you're going to see one. Sometimes astronomers can give us a heads up when we will get a meteor shower, but even if there is no shower expected, you could still see a stray meteor.

Descendants Day – This is a day to research your family tree to see if you are the descendant of someone (or a group of someones) important to history. Of course, everyone you are descended from is important to your personal history since you wouldn't be here if it were not for them.

Leap Second Time Adjustment Day – This is a day to make a one second adjustment to our time in order to stay close to the average solar time. Apparently our daily rotation is not exactly 24 hours but is a fraction of a second longer. Therefore, every now and then we need to add a second to the clock so that we don't eventually have days when midnight comes sometime in the afternoon.

Log Cabin Day – Celebrated on the last Sunday in June, this day is sponsored by the Log Cabin Society of Michigan and has been an annual event since 1987. Michigan is so far the only state that celebrates this statewide festival where they celebrate by conducting tours of many log cabins in the state.

NOW (National Organization for Women) – Founded on this day in 1966, this organization is about fighting for equality for women in all aspects of life.

To celebrate today, research your family history until you can find someone you consider to be important, then find someone to argue with about how women should have the same rights as men in every part of your life. Finally, find a log cabin to spend the night in and before you go to bed, set your clock one second ahead and watch for meteors.

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