Life Day 24150: Second-hand Wardrobe Day

August 25, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Today is Sunday, August 25, 2013.
Good morning everyone. The first holiday today is Second-hand Wardrobe Day. Why is it that people will buy so many things second-hand, but when it comes to clothing, there seems to be some sort of stigma attached? Second-hand Wardrobe Day is celebrated every year on August 25th. Even if you normally wouldn’t be caught dead wearing used clothing, thrift shops can be a valuable resource in finding that perfect accessory for your Halloween costume if nothing else. So why not visit your local thrift shop today and look for some bargains.
This holiday is also meant to encourage people to donate clothing to thrift stores to keep the process alive. Every year, over 10 billion dollars worth of merchandise is sold in thrift shops, so someone is taking advantage all these bargains. Why not you?

The next holiday is Kiss and Make Up Day. All people, no matter how close the relationship, have disagreements from time to time. Whether these disagreements are major grudges or petty tiffs, Kiss and Make Up Day encourages people to let bygones be bygones. Open a dialogue and take positive steps toward mending the relationship. Sometimes this can be as easy as sending flowers. Other times you may have to swallow your pride and admit that you were wrong.

The final holiday today is GoTopless Day. GoTopless Day is celebrated on the Sunday closest to Women’s Equality Day, Aug 26. On Aug 26, 1920 women earned their right to vote on the basis of Gender Equality. In 1971, the US Congress made Aug 26 into a nationally recognized date and named it “Women’s Equality Day”. It seems logical then that Go Topless Day protests would be held around Women’s Equality Day since a woman’s right to go topless is as much based upon gender equality as their right to vote once was. Many major cities throughout the United States will be holding events centered around equal rights for women; including their right to go topless.

The food-related holiday today is Whiskey Sour Day. Whiskey is a distilled spirit made from a fermented mash of seed-fruit grains such as barley, rye or corn. Regardless of the variety or country of origin, a general rule of thumb is that all straight whiskeys must be aged at least two years in wooden vessels, which are most often constructed of oak. Having said this, it is important to note that each nation has its own rules and regulations about what constitutes a true whiskey.
Whiskey Sour Day celebrates one of the original mixed drinks made with whiskey. It consists of whiskey, lemon juice, powdered sugar, and a cherry and slice of lemon for garnish.

On this date in  1990 – Military action was authorized by the United Nations to enforce the trade embargo that had been placed on Iraq after their invasion of Kuwait.
Also on this date in history:
1718 – Hundreds of colonists from France arrived in Louisiana. Some settled in present-day New Orleans.
1875 – Captain Matthew Webb swam from Dover, England, to Calais, France making him the first person to swim the English Channel. The feat took about 22 hours.
1916 – The National Park Service was established as part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
1920 – Ethelda Bleibtrey won the 100-meter freestyle swimming competition in Antwerp, Belgium. She was the first woman to win an Olympic competition for the U.S.
1920 – The first airplane to fly from New York to Alaska arrived in Nome.
1941 – President Franklin Roosevelt signed the bill appropriating funds for construction of the Pentagon.
1944 – Paris, France, was liberated by Allied forces ending four years of German occupation.
1950 – President Truman ordered the seizure of U.S. railroads to avert a strike.
1972 – In Great Britain, computerized axial tomography (CAT scan) was introduced.
1978 – The Shroud of Turin, believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, went on display for the first time in 45 years.
1992 – It was reported by researchers that cigarette smoking significantly increased the risk of developing cataracts.
1997 – The tobacco industry agreed to an $11.3 billion settlement with the state of Florida.
And, in 1998 – A survey released said that 1/3 of Americans use the Internet.

If you were born on this date, you share a birthday with the following list of distinguished people.
Allan Pinkerton 1819 – Detective.
Clara Bow 1905 – Actress.
Ruby Keeler 1909 – Actress.
Michael Rennie 1909 – Actor.
Van Johnson 1916 – Actor.
Mel Ferrer 1917 – Actor.
Richard Greene 1918 – Actor.
Leonard Bernstein 1918 – Conductor, composer.
George Wallace 1919 – Politician.
Althea Gibson 1927 – Tennis player.
Sean Connery 1930 – Actor.
Regis Philbin 1931 – Television personality.
Tom Skerritt 1933 – Actor.
David Canary 1938 – Actor.
Rollie Fingers 1946 – Baseball player.
Anne Archer 1947 – Actress.
John Savage 1949 – Actor.
Gene Simmons 1949 – Musician.
Elvis Costello 1954 – Musician.
Tim Burton 1958 – Director.
Ally Walker 1961 – Actress.
Billy Ray Cyrus 1961 – Country singer.
Blair Underwood 1964 – Actor.
Albert Belle 1966 – Baseball player.
Robert Horry 1969 – Basketball player.
Jo Dee Messina 1970 – Country singer.
And finally,  Kel Mitchell 1978 – Actor, comedian.

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