Aug 24

On this day, 

1️⃣ Pluto Demoted Day: It has been observed yearly on August 24th since 2006 when Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a smaller person planet. This day is viewed as an important day, particularly for science community.


History:

Found in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory with the help of some other astronomers. Pluto was the Solar System's ninth planet for a long time. The name Pluto, after the Roman god of the underworld was given by 11-year-old girl who suggested to her grandfather.


5 ways to celebrate:

  1. Read about solar system

  2. Watch some teaching videos

  3. Best learning and fun experience are to visit local Planetarium

  4. Explore astronomical objects

  5. Celebrate on social media

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2️⃣ National Knife Day: Knife Day is the day to appreciate the knife that society use regularly. Nobody can deny the knife is one of the most useful tools – for cooking, eating, fishing, hunting etc.


History:

It is unclear who begun National Knife Day or when they began it, however it was being commended around 2011. It is also unclear why the recognition happens on August 24.


5 ways to spend your day:

  1. Give someone a knife as a gift

  2. Having a cake and enjoying a slice by the knife

  3. Instead of wishing “Have a nice day” just say “Have a knife day”

  4. Swap knives with your friends and relatives

  5. Test your chopping skills in the kitchen

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