Life Day 24120: All or Nothing

July 26, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Today is Friday, July 26, 2013.
Good morning everyone. The first holiday today is All or Nothing Day. All or Nothing Day urges you to quit testing the waters and playing the “what if” game. Whether it’s a job commitment, overcoming a fear, or even a relationship, now is the time to fully commit. Force yourself to make a decision; all or nothing.  In the end, you’ll feel better that you no longer have those questions lingering on your mind.

The next holiday is Aunt and Uncle Day. Aunt and Uncles Day honors your mom and dad’s brothers and sisters. Aunts and uncles are special relatives. They are the “backup babysitters” when your parents have to go out on the spur of the moment. They will lend an ear and give advice when you have a problem, but don’t want your parents to know about it. Often they are a bit quirky, but that is sometimes their most endearing quality. What would  family reunions be without them?
If you have aunts and/or uncles, try to visit them today. If that is not possible, give them a call.

The third holiday today is National Talk in An Elevator Day. National Talk in An Elevator Day is celebrated annually on the last Friday in July. How many tines have you ridden an elevator with a stranger and been reluctant to start a conversation? When did silence in an elevator become proper etiquette? Those uncomfortable silences during elevator rides with strangers can be a bit unnerving. Today, summon the courage to start a conversation with that stranger in the elevator. Who knows, you might just make a new friend.

Another holiday today is Lumberjack Day. Lumberjack Day, aka the Lumberjack World Championships® is an event held annually since 1960 on the last Friday of the last full weekend in July, in Hayward, Wisconsin. This holiday is a way to acknowledge the long history of the logging industry across the United States, and the rest of the world. Everyday work skills, soon became competitions, and have increased in popularity all across America. The Lumberjack World Championships® showcases over 21 unique competitions and world records in events ranging from men’s and women’s logrolling, to chopping and the exciting pole climb.

The final holiday today is System Administrator Appreciation Day. System Administrator Appreciation Day honors the geeky IT guys and gals who ensure that your network is secure, your computer is up and running, and your printer is jam-free.
Let’s face it, System Administrators get no respect every other day of the year, yet they are the ones who come to the rescue when your computer develops a mind of its own. Use today to acknowledge them and the important job they do.

The food-related holiday today is National Coffee Milkshake Day. Yet another ice cream related holiday this month, National Coffee Milkshake Day salutes this particular frozen treat. I’m not a coffee drinker, so I’ll celebrate with a different flavor of milkshake, if you don’t mind.

On this date in 1947 – U.S. President Truman signed The National Security Act. The act created the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Also on this date in history:
1775 – A postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States. The first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin.
1788 – New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1908 – Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte issued an order that created an investigative agency that was a forerunner of the FBI.
1945 – Winston Churchill resigned as Britain’s prime minister.
1948 – Babe Ruth was seen by the public for the last time, when he attended the New York City premiere of the motion picture, “The Babe Ruth Story.”
1948 – U.S. President Truman signed executive orders that prohibited discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.
1952 – King Farouk I of Egypt abdicated in the wake of a coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser.
1953 – Fidel Castro began his revolt against Fulgencio Batista with an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba. Castro eventually ousted Batista six years later.
1956 – Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.
1971 – Apollo 15 was launched from Cape Kennedy, FL.
1998 – AT&T and British Telecommunications PLC announced they were forming a joint venture to combine international operations and develop a new Internet system.
And, in 1999 – 1,500 pieces of Marilyn Monroe’s personal items went on display at Christie’s in New York, NY. The items went on sale later in 1999.

If you were born on this date, you share a birthday with the following list of celebrated people.
George Bernard Shaw 1856 – Playwright.
Carl Jung 1875 – Psychiatrist.
Aldous Huxley 1894 – Writer.
Gracie Allen 1906 – Comedienne.
Vivian Vance 1912 – Actress.
Marjorie Lord 1921 – Actress.
Blake Edwards 1922 – Director, producer.
Jason Robards, Jr. 1922 – Actor.
Hoyt Wilhelm 1923 – Baseball player.
James Best 1926 – Actor.
Stanley Kubrick 1928 – Director, producer.
Bobby Hebb 1941 – Singer, songwriter.
Dobie Gray 1943 – Singer, songwriter.
Mick Jagger 1943 – Musician.
Keil Martin 1944 – Actor.
Helen Mirren 1946 – Actress.
Susan George 1950 – Actress.
Dorothy Hamill 1956 – Figure skater.
Kevin Spacey 1959 – Actor.
Sandra Bullock 1964 – Actress.
Jeremy Piven 1965 – Actor.
Kate Beckinsale 1973 – Actress.
And finally, Derek Jeter 1974 – Baseball player.

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