Don Mattingly (baseball player) was born on this day in 1961. Dorothy Height (civil rights activist; she stood on the platform with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during his historic "I Have a Dream" speech) died on this day in 2010.
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Meteor Shower Calendar 2019
When is the next meteor shower? See the Almanac’s 2019 Meteor Shower Calendar for the dates of all the principal meteor showers, plus meteor shower viewing tips.
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Bee Houses for Native Solitary Bees
What’s the secret to enjoying more blooms and greater harvests? Pollination! To increase the pollination of your garden plants, consider getting a backyard bee house for native solitary bees, such as mason bees and leafcutter bees.
10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard
Insects are responsible for one out of every three bites of food. With new reports showing pollinators remain in steep decline, let’s get straight to what we can do about it. Fortunately, it’s been proven that regular homeowners can achieve a great deal! Here are 10 ideas to help pollinators from home—from simply adding wildflowers to decreasing pesticides.
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