August 15, 2016

(Ben Issachar News) Today is August 15, 2016. As we open our daily news archive, here are a few facts about this day:

  1. Today begins the 33rd week of the calendar year.
  2. Today is the 228th day of the calendar year.
  3. Sunrise was at 6:50am, and Sunset will commence at 8:47pm.
  4. Assumption of Mary, a Christian/Catholic Holiday, is today.
  5. Today is National Relaxation Day. Sean Moeller founded National Relaxation Day in 1985 as a fourth-grader.
  6. Today is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day.
  7. Today’s Torah Portion is:  Deuteronomy 4:5-4:40 (this week’s Torah Portion is Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11)
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