9th August

1483 the Sistine Chapel opens

1930 Betty Boop debuts

1945 ‘Fat Boy’ dropped on Nagasaki

Singapore National Day

S. Africa Women’s Day (commemorates the female protest against identity papers in 1953)

Perseid meteors at peak until 14th – why not have a garden party with blankets, hot chocolate, etc.? Tips here: http://uofmhealthblogs.org/childrens/camp-little-victors/observing-the-perseid-meteor-shower/24071/

1899 P.L. Travers born – so read Mary Poppins.

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