Life Day 23925: That took a lot of Gaul.

January 12, 2013 at 12:35 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning friends, Romans, countrymen; lend me your eyes. Today is Saturday, January 12th, 2013. On this date in 58 BC, Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon river signaling a war between Rome and Gaul, otherwise known as the Gallic Wars.
Other significant events in history which occurred on this date were:
In 1773, the first public museum in America was established in Charleston, SC.
In 1915, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote.
In 1932, Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
In 1943, the Office of Price Administration announced that the term”Victory Sausages” should be used instead of the standard frankfurters/hot dogs/wieners.
In 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could not discriminate against law-school applicants because of race.
In 1949, “Kukla, Fran and Ollie”, the Chicago-based children’s show, made its national debut on NBC-TV.
In 1966, “Batman” debuted on ABC-TV. Holy corn ball humor.
In 1967, “Dragnet” returned to NBC-TV after being off the network schedule for eight years.
In 1971, “All In the Family” debuted on CBS-TV.
In 1998,  Linda Tripp provided Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s office with taped conversations between herself and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
And, in 2006, the U.S. Mint began shipping new 5-cent coins to the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks. The coin has an image of Thomas Jefferson taken from a 1800 Rembrandt Peale portrait in which the president is looking forward. Since 1909, when presidents were first depicted on circulating coins, all presidents had been shown in profile.

There are two “holidays” today. The first is Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day. I did extensive research on this “holiday” this morning. When I “Googled” it, I even came across my post about it from last year on the front page. One said it was a day for women to turn the tables on the “construction worker” types, and “cat call” them. Another said that it was a day for “alpha males” to congregate and have a feast. The general consensus, however, seems to be that no one knows the origin of this “holiday”, the reason it exists, or to what it pertains. The only thing about which I am reasonably sure is that it doesn’t pertain to cannibalism.
The second “holiday” is National Pharmacist Day. This “holiday” honors pharmacists, and recognizes their important role in medical care. A Pharmacist must be knowledgeable of the chemistry of all medicines. They can inform you of a drugs’ side effects, and all aspects of prescription medicine. Very importantly, they understand and recognize the inter-action of drugs together.  If you are in the pharmacy today, make sure to wish your pharmacist a good day.  Gifts and/or cards are optional.

The food-related “holiday” today is Curried Chicken Day. Curried Chicken is a common dish in South Asia, East Asia and the Caribbean. The main ingredients are chicken and curry (duh). The curry powder along with an array of other spices including masala powder, saffron, ginger, and so on (depending on cookery style), are mixed to form a sauce to blend in with the chicken.  Ladies, perhaps it is a day to “curry” favor with that “fabulous wild man” in your life by serving him a feast that includes curried chicken. Who knows?

If you were born on this date, you share your birthday with the following list of auspicious individuals:
Jack (“Call of the Wild”) London, 1876.
Joe E. (comedian and singer) Lewis, 1902.
“Tex” Ritter, 1905.
Henny (“take my wife, please”) Youngman, 1906.
Glenn (The Limeliters) Yarbrough, 1930.
George Joseph (The Amazing Kreskin) Kresge, 1935.
Rush Limbaugh, 1951.
Ricky Van Shelton, 1952.
Howard Stern, 1954.
And finally, Kirstie Alley, 1955.

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