Life Day 23935: Hey cat, What’s on your mind?

January 22, 2013 at 12:52 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning all you cool cats. Today is Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013. The first “holiday” today is Answer your Cat’s Questions Day. Cats are pensive by nature. They seem to always be staring quizzically into space, flicking their tails back and forth as they ponder the great mysteries of the universe. If you could communicate with your cat, the only questions he/she would probably ask are, ‘What’s for lunch?’ or ‘Why haven’t you changed the  litter in my box?’ They think you are incapable of answering the real questions on their mind, like ‘How did humans evolve to the top of the food-chain?” or “What could I do if I had opposable thumbs?” If cats ruled the world, humans would be subservient, and cater to their every whim. Not unlike now!
Today’s other “holiday” is Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day. This “holiday” puts the focus on the many dangers of “fad diets”. Does that ubiquitous “5 tips for a flatter belly” sidebar on Facebook make you want to commit homicide? Do those late night “eat anything you want and still lose weight” infomercials drive you nuts?  Let’s face it folks, the only way you’ll get skinny by using weight-loss pills without altering your diet and exercising more is if you spend so much money on them you can’t buy food.
The food-related “holiday” is National Blonde Brownie Day. Unless you’re being forced to at gun point, why on Earth would you voluntarily omit the one ingredient that makes Brownies worthwhile, Chocolate, and substitute Light Brown sugar? Jeez, if you want yellow cake, have yellow cake. Just please, don’t call it a Blonde Brownie.

On this date in 1666, Shah Jahan, a descendant of Genghis Khan and Timur, died at the age of 74. He was the Mongul emperor of India that built the Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz-i-Mahal.
Other significant events which occurred on this date are:
In 1771, the Falkland Islands were ceded to Britain by Spain.
In 1879, James Shields began a term as a U.S. Senator from Missouri. He had previously served as a Senator from Illinois and also as a senator from Minnesota. He was the first Senator to serve three states.
In 1901, Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for nearly 64 years. Edward VII, her son, succeeded her.
In 1944, Allied forces began landing at Anzio, Italy, during World War II.
In 1947, KTLA, Channel 5, in Hollywood, CA, began operation as the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River.
In 1950, Alger Hiss, a former adviser to President Franklin Roosevelt, was convicted of perjury for denying contacts with a Soviet agent. He was sentenced to five years in prison.
In 1951, Fidel Castro was ejected from a Winter League baseball game after hitting a batter. He later gave up baseball for politics.
In 1961, Wilma Rudolph, set a world indoor record in the women’s 60-yard dash. She ran the race in 6.9 seconds.
In 1962, Cuba’s membership in the Organization of American States (OAS) was suspended. One of the results of Fidel Castro’s entry into politics.
In 1970, the first regularly scheduled commercial flight of the Boeing 747 began in New York City and ended in London about 6 1/2 hours later.
In 1973, Joe Frazier lost the first fight of his professional career to George Foreman. He (Frazier) had been the undefeated heavyweight world champion since February 16, 1970.
Also in 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws that had been restricting abortions during the first six months of pregnancy. The case (Roe vs. Wade) legalized abortion.
In 1998, Theodore (Ted) Kaczynski pled guilty to federal charges for his role as the Unabomber. He agreed to life in prison without parole.
An finally, in 2000, Elian Gonzalez’s grandmothers met privately with U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno as they appealed for help in removing the boy from his Florida relatives and reuniting him with his father in Cuba.

If you were born on this date, you share your birthday with the following eminent people:
Sir Francis Bacon, 1561.
Lord (George) Byron, 1788.
D. W. (early American film director) Griffith, 1875.
Ann (actress) Southern, 1909.
Piper (actress) Laurie, 1932.
Bill (The Incredible Hulk) Bixby, 1934.
Joseph (author) Wambaugh, 1936.
John (actor) Hurt, 1940.
Teddy (Alabama) Gentry, 1952.
Steve (Journey) Perry, 1953.
Linda (The Exorcist) Blair, 1959.
And finally, Michael (INXS) Hutchence, 1960.

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