Life Day 23924: “We stuffed his head with cannon balls and powdered his behind……….”

January 11, 2013 at 12:45 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning everyone. Today is Friday, January 11th, 2013.  U.S. General Andrew Jackson achieved victory at the Battle of New Orleans. I mentioned a few of days ago that the War of 1812 had officially been over for two weeks before this battle even began. The title of this post is a lyric from the 1959 song by Johnny Horton, “The Battle of New Orleans.”
Other significant events which occurred on this date are:
In 1805, the Michigan Territory was created.
In 1861, Alabama seceded from the United States.
In 1878, in New York, milk was delivered in glass bottles for the first time by Alexander Campbell.
In 1913, the Hudson Motor Company unveiled the first sedan-type car at the National Automobile Show in New York City.
In 1922, at Toronto General Hospital, Leonard Thompson became the first person to be successfully treated with insulin.
In 1935, Amelia Earhart Putnam became the first woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
In 1958, “Seahunt” debuted on CBS-TV. The show was aired on the network for four years.
And finally, in 1973, owners of American League baseball teams voted to adopt the designated-hitter rule . And, baseball was ruined forever.

The first “holiday” today is Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day. Alas, with the advances being made in digital communication, Morse Code could be all but extinct within the next generation. In 2007, Morse Code was eliminated as a requirement to get a Ham Radio License. Today is the anniversary of the day that  Samuel Morse first demonstrated the electric telegraph.
The second “holiday”  is Step in A Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day. It is a day to celebrate mischievous fun. If you decide to celebrate this holiday, I recommend that you have enough funds on your person to pay for your victim’s dry cleaning and/or have adequate Medical Insurance to cover your trip to the Emergency Room after they pulverize you.
The last “holiday” is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. It is a shame that human trafficking still exists in this world in 2013, but it does.

There are two food-related holiday today. The first is Milk Day. The second is Hot Toddy Day. Please do not celebrate these holidays simultaneously. I recommend that you have a tall glass of milk with breakfast or lunch, then later in the evening, after dinner, enjoy a refreshing Hot Toddy. Virtually everywhere in America, it is cold enough to warrant it.

If you were born on this date, you share a birthday with the following notable individuals:
Alexander Hamilton, 1755.
Carroll (Mustang) Shelby, 1923.
Grant (CEO of NBC) Tinker, 1926.
Naomi (The Judds) Judd, 1946.
Ben (PGA) Crenshaw, 1952>
Mary J. Blige, 1971.
And finally, Amanda Peet, 1972.

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