Forgotten history of Father's Day, growing okra, live solstice streaming

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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, June 20, 2020

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While the bright radiant sun in centre glows,
The earth in annual motion round it goes;
At the same time on its own axis reels,
And gives us change of seasons as it wheels
.
–The 1793 Old Farmer's Almanac

 
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Forgotten History

The Forgotten History of Father's Day
Father’s Day was not immediately accepted when it was proposed, and it did not become a national holiday in the U.S. until 1972 during President Richard Nixon’s administration. Why was it a hotly contested debate? Read the forgotten history behind Father’s Day.
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Happy Summer, Everyone!

When Do the Seasons Start in 2020?
When do all of the four seasons—spring, summer, fall, and winter—start and end? Here are your equinox and solstice dates for 2020 and 2021—plus, learn the difference between an astronomical season and a meteorological season.
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Live Solstice Streaming

5 Ancient Sites Aligned With the Solstice and Equinox
Across time, people have marked the changes of seasons—sometimes in dramatic ways! Here are five amazing ancient sites aligned with the solstices and equinoxes. This year, with COVID, Stonehenge will hold its first live streaming event so that everyone in the world can participate. Here are the details.
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Annular Solar Eclipse Saturday

When Is the Next Eclipse? | Eclipse Dates for 2020
See which eclipses will be visible across North America.
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Growing Okra

Okra
Okra is traditionally a southern U.S. plant that thrives in warm weather. Here’s how to grow okra plants in your own garden!
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