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Thursday 1st August 2019 Lammas Day
Lammastide corresponds to the Hebrew Feast of Weeks when a sheaf of the first barley harvest was offered (Leviticus 23: 9, Numbers 28: 26-31 and Deuteronomy 16: 10,16). Lammas Day itself is celebrated on 1st August but the season continues through August. The word “Lammas” first appeared in writings of King Alfred and is thought to be derived from an English word for “loaf” followed by “mass”. In the early English church it was customary to consecrate bread made from the first ripe corn on this day, probably in thanksgiving for the harvest.
Tuesday 6th August 2019 Hiroshima Memorial Day
Remember in prayer... General Eisenhower had this to say: “Japan was at that very moment seeking some way to surrender with minimum loss of face. It was not necessary to hit them with that awful thing.” https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/nuclear-weapons-westminster-abbey-cnd-bruce-kent-church-a8893106.html
Friday 9th August 2019 Nagasaki atom bomb anniversary
On 9 August 1945, the U.S. dropped a plutonium implosion-type bomb (Fat Man) on the city of Nagasaki. Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects of the atomic bombings killed 90,000–146,000 people in Hiroshima and 39,000–80,000 in Nagasaki
Saturday 31st August 2019 World record for tidal energy in August 2017
Scotland launched world’s biggest tidal energy turbine. This 550-tonne machine added to Scotland’s already huge tidal energy production. In August 2017, the tidal power station in the Pentland Firth generated 700 megawatt-hours of electricity, a world record amount for a single month.
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