Calendar

(primary source: Chase’s Calendar of Events) – Also see the Events checklist

  • Friday, Aug 28

    • Bow Tie Day
  • Ongoing:

    • Little League World Series Aug 21-30 – Williamsport, Pennsylvania
    • Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series – Aug 27-30 – Gothenburg, Sweden – americascup.com – this event helps determine the starting points score of the teams in the America’s Cup Qualifiers in 2017
    • Major League Baseball regular season games – Apr 6 to Oct 4
  • Saturday & beyond:

    • Aug 29 More Herbs, Less Salt Day
    • Aug 29 Individual Rights Day
    • Aug 30 Holistic Pet Day
    • Aug 30 Pony Express Day
    • Aug 30 Slinky Day
    • Aug 30 Whale Shark Day
    • Aug 31 We Love Memoirs Day
    • Sep 7 Labor Day – U.S. federal holiday
    • Sep 16 Second scheduled debate for 2016 Republican presidential candidates – Simi Valley, California – CNN
    • Sep 21 Peace Day
    • Sep 28 Lunar eclipse – USAToday.com
    • Oct 13 First scheduled debate for 2016 Democratic presidential candidates – Nevada – CNN
    • Oct 16-18 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series – Hamilton, Bermuda – americascup.com – this event helps determine the starting points score of the teams in the America’s Cup Qualifiers in 2017
    • Dec 15 Fifth scheduled debate for 2016 Republican presidential candidates – Nevada – CNN
    • 2016: Feb 6: Seventh scheduled debate for 2016 Republican presidential candidates – New Hampshire – ABC
    • 2016: Feb 7: Super Bowl XLX (50) – Santa Clara, California
    • 2016: Feb 13: Eighth scheduled debate for 2016 Republican presidential candidates – South Carolina – CBS
    • 2016: Feb 26: Ninth scheduled debate for 2016 Republican presidential candidates – Houston, Texas – NBC & Telemundo
    • 2016: Feb 29: Leap Day (previous Leap Day was in 2012)
    • 2016: Jul 18-21: Republican National Convention – Cleveland, Ohio
    • 2016: Jul 25-28: Democratic National Convention – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • 2016: Aug 5-21: Summer Olympic Games – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • 2016: Nov 8: U. S. presidential election
    • 2017: NASA plans to conduct the first launch of its largest rocket yet, the Space Launch System, designed to carry the Orion capsule – NBCNews.com
    • 2017: Feb 5 (tentative): Super Bowl LI (51) – Houston, Texas
    • 2017: America’s Cup – Bermuda – americascup.com
    • 2017: Aug 21: Total solar eclipse – more info: timeanddate.com
    • 2018 (late): James Webb Space Telescope scheduled to be launched by an unmanned rocket to replace Hubble Space Telescope – originally scheduled to be launched in 2014 – spie.orgextremetech.comspace.com
    • 2018: Winter Olympic Games – Pyeongchang, South Korea
    • 2018: Men’s World Cup – in Russia
    • 2020: International Space Station reaches end of service life but could be extended to 2028
    • 2020: Summer Olympic Games – Tokyo, Japan
    • 2021: NASA plans to conduct the first manned launch of the Orion capsule atop the Space Launch System – NBCNews.com
    • 2022: Men’s World Cup – scheduled to be held in Qatar Nov-Dec but there’s a chance it will be moved to a different host if an investigation finds evidence of bribery
    • 2022: Winter Olympic Games – Beijing, China
    • 2029: Apr 13: Asteroid Apophis expected to pass about 18,300 miles from Earth with practically no chance of hitting Earth – the 885-foot long object is expected to pass even closer to Earth in 2036 – examiner.com
    • 2032: Asteroid 2013 TV135 expected to pass near Earth – as of October 2013, NASA is 99.998% sure it won’t hit Earth (a 1 in 63,000 chance it will hit Earth) – CNN.com
    • 2036: Apr 13: Asteroid Apophis expected to pass close to Earth – in Oct 2009, NASA estimated the chances of the 885-foot long object hitting Earth at 1 in 250,000 – scientists had earlier estimated chances at 1 in 45,000 – examiner.com
    • 2040: Feb: Asteroid 2011 AG5 expected to pass close to Earth – cnn.com
    • 2061: Halley’s Comet next expected to be visible from Earth
    • 2106: Asteroid expected to pass close to Earth
    • 2170: The 1999 RQ36 asteroid has an estimated 1-in-1,800 chance of hitting Earth – msnbc.msn.com
    • 2182: The 1999 RQ36 asteroid has an estimated 1-in-1,000 chance of hitting Earth – msnbc.msn.com

Special observations, etc. for months:

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