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July 11, 2013

Today we celebrate:

Bowdler's Day – Thomas Bowdler was born on this day in 1754. He was an English physician and a philanthropist who published The Family Shakespeare for modern women and children (of the time). It was supposed to be more understandable than the original versions.

Cheer Up The Lonely Day – This is a day to seek out those who you feel are lonely in the world and do your best to cheer them up in any way you deem appropriate.

Day Of The Five Billion – On this day in 1987, the world had reached a population of five billion people according to the United Nations Population Fund. We have now surpassed 7 billion people.

Slurpee Day or 7-Eleven Day – On this day every year, 7-Eleven gives out free slurpees. Make sure you get yours today.

National Rainier Cherries Day – Rainier cherries are a kind of cherry apparently. I don't know much about cherries since I'm not a big fan of them. If you are, check out your local top restaurants because there is bound to be at least one that will have a delicious cherry dessert to celebrate today.

National Blueberry Muffin Day – Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits. I love to go blueberry picking every year and make muffins with the fresh berries.

To celebrate today, read some modern Shakespeare to a lonely neighbor with whom you can also share some slurpees and blueberry muffins and don't forget the Rainier Cherries. Then count up the people in your neighborhood to see how much of the world's population you live with.

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