Dream Day Quest and Jubilee
On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.
Each year, August 28 is celebrated as "Dream Day Quest and Jubilee," the third of three annual "Emancipation Days of Respect."
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of this historic speech, this year more than 100,000 people from all over the world are expected to gather at the National Mall for a week-long celebration of Dr. King's dream.
If you are not able to attend the events in Washington, D.C., you can participate at home by applauding these honorable achievements by Dr. King:
* In 1963, Dr. King was the first African-American to be named "Time Magazine's" Man of the Year.
* In 1964, Martin Luther, King, Jr. was awarded the Noble Peace Prize. At that time, he was the youngest recipient in the history of the award.
* In 1977, Dr. King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Jimmy Carter.
Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day
There's silly, and then there's "Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day," celebrated every year on Aug. 28. It is what the name implies: You move your mouse pointer quickly around and through the maze of icons on your computer's desktop.
Perhaps you're stuck on a boring conference call, sitting on hold with your electric company, or maybe just bleary-eyed from working on the same spreadsheet for six hours straight -- any excuse is good enough to enjoy a little "cursor-y" fun!
If you aren't quite creative enough to come up with your own game, there are many available for free on the internet. But fair warning … they can become addicting.
National Cherry Turnovers Day
A turnover is any type of pastry -- either sweet or savory -- that is filled and then folded over onto itself. Since this technique results in a neat, leak-proof package, turnovers are often eaten as snacks or on picnics. Almost anything can be made into a turnover. For instance, a calzone is really a pizza turnover!
Aug. 28 is "National Cherry Turnovers Day." Cherries have a rich history in the U.S., from George Washington's chopping down the cherry tree folklore to Washington, D.C.'s annual cherry blossom festival.
You can celebrate "National Cherry Turnovers Day" by making up one of these delicious recipes from Yahoo! Shine.