Friday, June 14

Happy birth/steampunk/flag day!

Wow, what a day!

Just in case you forgot, today is birth/steampunk/flag day!

Happy Birthday, H.G. Wells!

Happy International Steampunk Day!

Happy Flag Day!

H.G. Wells, the Victorian author of science fiction pieces such as The Time Machine, was born on June 14, 1866 and so steampunk lovers around the world chose this date to celebrate everything steampunk.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Flag Day became a holiday on June 14, 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation.

Honor America Days are a United States Federal Observance observed June 14 to July 4. According to 36 United States Code § 112, the 21 days from Flag Day through Independence Day is a period to honor America. On these days, there be public gatherings and activities during that period at which the people of the United States can celebrate and honor their country in an appropriate way.

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