Mira Sorvino (actress) was born on this day in 1967. Althea Gibson (famous for becoming the first African American female tennis player to compete in U.S. championships in 1950 and in Wimbeldon a year later) died on this day in 2003.
What is Michaelmas (Tomorrow)?
Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days
From Midsummer to Michaelmas, learn about the quarter days (and cross-quarter days) and how they’ve influenced our calendar today. You’ll discover how Groundhog Day got started, why weddings were traditionally in June, and why we hold elections in the fall.
When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty crocus pushes through the snow to put on a show of colorful revival. Plant this perennial flower in the fall for an early spring delight! Here’s how to plant, grow, and care for crocuses in your garden!