Life Day 24108: Au Natural

July 14, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Today is Sunday, July 14, 2013.
Good morning nature buffs. The first holiday today is National Nude Day.  National Nude day is not a public holiday but a day to celebrate the human form. It was started by a group of college students in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1976. Since then, it has grown to become an international holiday. There are many clothing optional beaches and resorts worldwide. If you live near one of these, there might be special events scheduled today, so, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can check them out.
If you’re like me you probably won’t be celebrating this holiday, at least not in the context of parading around nude in public. However, you can use this holiday to examine your body in front of a mirror to check for any abnormalities which could be indicators of possible medical conditions; such as moles that are changing color, which could be a warning sign of skin cancer. Ladies, use today to examine your breasts for lumps.

The next holiday is Pandemonium Day. Pandemonium Day is a day of sheer bedlam, and utter chaos. Everyone has days like this occasionally; days when all sorts of unexpected things occur. Everything is happening at the same time, and at a very fast pace. You can’t catch a break no matter what you do. If you’re having one of those kinds of days, just go with the flow in a calm, cool manner. Sanity will return soon enough, hopefully.

The final holiday today is Bastille Day. Bastille Day is the French equivalent of Independence Day here in America. It marks the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789 when Parisians stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside. It celebrates the end of the constitutional monarchy, and the beginning of the democratic republic of France. To Frenchmen, Bastille Day is viewed as their day of liberation.
Although not a holiday celebrated here in America, the homogeneous makeup of American society means that some of you can trace your lineage back to France. To me, like the 4th of July, it symbolizes the triumph of freedom over tyranny.

The food-related holiday today is National Grand Marnier Day. Grand Marnier  is an orange-flavored brandy liqueur created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle. It is made from a blend of Cognac brandy, distilled essence of bitter orange, and sugar. It is 40% alcohol (80 proof). It can be consumed “neat” as a cordial, and can be used in mixed drinks. It is also used occasionally as a flavoring in some desserts.

On this date in 1911 – Harry N. Atwood landed an airplane on the lawn of the White House to accept an award from U.S. President William Taft.
Also on this date in history.
1798 – The U.S. Congress passed the Sedition Act. The act made it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the U.S. government.
1868 – Alvin J. Fellows patented the tape measure.
1914 – Robert H. Goddard patented liquid rocket-fuel.
1933 – All German political parties except the Nazi Party were outlawed.
1946 – Dr. Benjamin Spock’s “The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care” was first published.
1951 – The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, MO, became the first national park to honor an African American.
1965 – The American space probe Mariner 4 flew by Mars, and sent back photographs of the planet.
1981 – The All-Star Game was postponed because of a 33-day-old baseball players strike. The game was held on August 9.
And, in 2003 – Jerry Springer officially filed papers to run for the U.S. Senate from Ohio.

If you were born on this date, you share a birthday with the following list of notables.
Ken Murray 1903 – Entertainer.
Irving Stone 1903 – Author.
William Hanna 1910 – Animator.
Terry-Thomas 1911 – Comedian, actor.
Woody Guthrie 1912 – Folk singer.
Gerald Ford 1913 – 38th POTUS.
Ingmar Bergman 1918 – Director.
Arthur Laurents 1918 – Playwright.
Dale Robertson 1923 – Actor.
Harry Dean Stanton 1926 – Actor.
John Chancellor 1927 – Journalist.
Nancy Olson 1928 – Actress.
Polly Bergen 1930 – Actress, singer.
“Rosey” Grier 1932 – Football player, actor.
Spencer Davis 1941 – Musician.
Eric Laneuville 1952 – Actor.
Jane Lynch 1960 – Actress.
And finally, Missy Gold 1970 – Actress.

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