World Photography Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science and history of photography.
While participants are encouraged to share their best photos on social media today, I try to share my best photos year round, on this website, for you to enjoy and learn from. As to why August 19th is the day, we have to go back to 1839 for the answer:
Today is World Wide Web Day, a day to celebrate by browsing the Web! One website you should be sure to visit today is the World Wide Web Foundation. Learn about how they are working for a world where everyone has the same rights and opportunities online!
The last of our Special Days for a while, today is International Museum Day! The theme for 2019 is “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition”. While I like the idea of museums serving as cultural hubs of communities, I would like to point out that public libraries can serve this roll as well, perhaps even better than museums because they do not charge admission. Regardless, I appreciate the efforts of ICOM, and encourage all of you to take a moment today to consider the role of museums in your life and your community.
Things have been insanely busy around here recently, but I did want to take a moment to acknowledge World Intellectual Property Day. This year’s campaign is “Reach for Gold”, taking a closer look inside the world of sports. It seems fitting to look back today upon one of the few sports-themed items in the permanent collection, the Richie Rich Baseball Set:
Today is SiteGround‘s 15th anniversary! The Harvey Mercheum website has been hosted by SiteGround for just over two years now, and I have been very happy so far. Congratulations SiteGround, here’s to many more! Check out this infographic showcasing some of their milestones: