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

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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, June 20, 2020

sun

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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The Forgotten History of Father's Day
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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When Do the Seasons Start in 2020?
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When Do the Seasons Start in 2020?
When do all of the four seasons—fall, winter, spring, and summer—start and end? Find 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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6 Ancient Sites Aligned With the Solstice and Equinox
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6 Ancient Sites Aligned With the Solstice and Equinox
Across time, people have marked the changes of seasons—sometimes in dramatic ways! Here are six amazing ancient sites aligned with the solstices and equinoxes.

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Okra
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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