Life Day 24096: Made in the USA

July 2, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Today is Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
Good morning proud Americans. The first holiday today is Made in the USA Day. Made in the USA Day is sponsored by the Made in the USA Foundation, and encourages people to buy products made in America. The Made in the USA Foundation is dedicated to promoting products manufactured in the USA, as well as products assembled in the USA. They strive to create a community of USA success stories. Their online platform serves as a tool for shoppers, and as a resource for manufacturers. The Foundation also pursues litigation and legislative activity to strengthen and uphold labeling laws and standards. They hope to encourage American values around the world, raising the bar concerning minimum wages, environmental standards, labor rights, and human rights, including eliminating child labor. Most importantly, they work to create good-paying jobs in the USA and a sustainable, environmentally sound, and healthy economy. Buy American people!

The next holiday is World UFO Day. World UFO Day seeks to get governments to fess up to the existence of UFOs. Many people believe that UFOs from outer space have already visited us, and a big, government cover-up is hiding the facts from the public. On this date in 1947, Mac Brazel, a rancher located just northwest of Roswell, New Mexico, discovered the wreckage of a metallic object on his ranch. The wreckage and the metal it was made of was strange. He contacted military authorities who investigated the site, and removed the wreckage. The first military reports referenced a mysterious, Unidentified Flying Object. These reports were later rescinded, leading to wide speculation and claims of a massive government cover-up of  the discovery of UFOs from outer space. It also sparked fear of a UFO invasion and rumors of other incidents. That speculation is alive and well today.
Astute observers of history since the Roswell Incident can come to only one conclusion. Aliens have visited Earth, and, in fact, have entrenched themselves in all echelons of our government; federal, state, local, and community. Only people not of this Earth could conceive of some of the otherworldly laws, regulations, and interpretations of our constitution made recently.
Authors Note: I leave it for you to decide whether or not the fact that yours truly was born a mere 1000 miles away, and 11 days later, is coincidental.

Oh, I almost forgot. The final holiday today is I Forgot Day. I Forgot Day can have two distinct interpretations:
The first is that it is a day to forget. Forget about something bad, or negative that brings you down. Just let it pass like it never happened.
The other interpretation is that it is a day to  express regret or remorse for forgetting something important to someone special; a day to repair relationships.
You are the arbiter of which way you interpret this holiday. Only you know which one is the most applicable to your circumstances. Either way, after you’re done celebrating, fugetaboutit.

The food-related holiday today is National Anisette Day. Anisette is an anise-flavored liqueur mainly consumed in France, Italy, Portugal, Mexico, and Spain. It is sweeter than most anise-flavored liqueurs (such as pastis), and also has a lower alcohol content (typically 25% by volume, versus 40%). It was first created to replace absinthe. It is made from the aniseed (the seed of the Mediterranean anise plant, a member of the parsley family). It is a colorless alcoholic beverage that tastes somewhat like licorice.
Not being a fan of either licorice or alcohol, I will just skip celebrating this holiday.

On this date in 1964 – U.S. President Johnson signed the “Civil Rights Act of 1964” into law. The act made it illegal in the U.S. to discriminate against others because of their race.
Also on this date in history:
1776 – Richard Henry Lee’s resolution that the American colonies “are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States” was adopted by the Continental Congress
1850 – B.J. Lane patented the gas mask.
1857 – New York City’s first elevated railroad officially opened for business.
1881 – President James A. Garfield was assassinated by Charles J. Guiteau in Washington, DC.
1890 – The U.S. Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act.
1926 – Congress established the Army Air Corps.
1937 – American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around the world at the equator.
1939 – At Mount Rushmore, Theodore Roosevelt’s face was dedicated.
1976 – The Supreme Court ruled the death penalty was not inherently cruel or unusual.
1976 – North Vietnam and South Vietnam were reunited.
1980 – President Jimmy Carter reinstated draft registration for males 18 years of age.
1985 – General Motors announced that it was installing electronic road maps as an option in some of its higher-priced cars.
1995 – “Forbes” magazine reported that Microsoft’s chairman, Bill Gates, was the worth $12.9 billion, making him the world’s richest man. In 1999, he was worth about $77 billion.
And, in 1998 – Cable News Network (CNN) retracted a story that alleged that U.S. commandos had used nerve gas to kill American defectors during the Vietnam War.

*Please note that I am again providing links for all of the notable people listed below.*
If you were born on this date, you share a birthday with the following luminaries:
Hermann Hesse 1877 – Author, poet.
Thurgood Marshall 1908 – Supreme Court justice.
Ken Curtis 1916 – Actor, singer.
Dan Rowan 1922 – Comedian.
Medgar Evers 1926 – Civil Rights activist.
Brock Peters 1927 – Actor.
Imelda Marcos 1929 – Filipino politician.
Dave Thomas 1932 – Founder of Wendy’s.
Tom Springfield 1936 – Singer.
Richard Petty 1937 – Race car driver.
Polly Holliday 1937 – Actress.
Ron Silver 1946 – Actor.
Jerry Hall 1956 – Model, actress.
Jimmy McNichol 1961 – Actor.
Yancy Butler 1970 – Actress.
Vanessa Lee Chester 1984 – Actress.
Ashley Tisdale 1985 – Singer, actress.
And, last, but certainly not least, Lindsay Lohan 1986 – Actress.

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