Life Day 24171: Someday

September 15, 2013 at 1:07 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Today is Sunday, September 15, 2013. Good morning procrastinators. The first holiday today is Someday. That’s right folks, the day of reckoning has arrived. Someday is here, and it’s time to do all of those petty tasks that you said you would get around to “someday”. Yup, it’s time to replace the light bulb that burned out in the hallway last month; it’s time to fix that wash tub in the laundry room that has been dripping since last Easter; it’s time to clean out the trunk of your car; etc, etc, etc, ad infinitum. I’m sure you get the idea. With the Autumnal Equinox nigh upon us, and colder weather on the horizon, it might be a good idea to do those tasks that require you to be outside first; before they become big jobs that require immediate attention in the middle of January. There is little information about the origins, history, or the creator of this holiday. It was listed in only one source. There’s only one way to celebrate this holiday. Turn off NFL Sunday and get to work.

The next holiday is National Felt Hat Day. Some areas of the country are already experiencing a little nip in the air, and people are swapping out their summer wardrobe for heavier, warmer clothing. Headgear should certainly be included. It’s time to get your felt hat out of the closet and wear it today. No matter what style it is, it will be in fashion today. Back in the early to mid-1900’s, hats were more in style and were worn by both men and women. At that time, felt was a common material for hats. With cooler Fall weather approaching, people traditionally went to the coat closet on this date, retrieved their felt hats, dusted them off, and began to wear them once more. The third holiday today (also hat-related) is

The third holiday today (also hat-related) is Make a Hat Day. No one knows who created Make a Hat Day, or when, or why. One of my sources suggested that it could have been started by a grade school teacher who was looking for a fun project for students to do early in the school year, but provided no documentation as proof. Anyway, lighten up a bit and have a little fun. Design, make, and wear a hat, any hat today. It doesn’t have to be a masterpiece. Just make it reflect your personality. Be creative and have fun. The next holiday today is

The next holiday today is National Women’s Friendship Day. National Women’s Friendship Day was created by women, and for women. The Kappa Delta Sorority created this very special day in 1999.  This sorority, founded in 1897 in Farmville, Va., has over 180,000 members. The objective of this day, is to promote special friendship among women. There are a number of ways to celebrate this holiday ladies. Get together with as many women friends as you can. Invite them to meet you for brunch. For your out of town friends, send an e-mail or call them.

Another holiday worthy of mention today, National Wife Appreciation Day, also celebrates women. National Wife Appreciation Day is an annual “holiday” that reminds husbands and partners to show their significant other just how much she means to you. While we all may take each other for granted from time-to-time, it’s important to remind each other how much we value one another. Remind that special lady in your life how much you appreciate her. You don’t need to spend an arm-and-a-leg to remind her how much you care. Just a little token of your appreciation will do. Surprise her with dinner out, some chocolates, or some flowers.

The remainder of today’s holidays are in that touchy-feely category that I despise so much. I will provide a link to each, in case one piques your interest.

LGBT Center Awareness Day.

National Thank You Day.

National Caregivers Day.

International Dot Day.

International Day of Democracy.

Greenpeace Day.

The food-related holiday today is National Linguine Day. Linguine is a popular flat pasta. It is accurately called linguine, its Italian name, but the word became Americanized to linguini. Originating in the Liguria region of northern Italy, linguine is Italian for “little tongues.” It is a narrow, flat version of round spaghetti (sometimes referred to as flat spaghetti). It is a narrower version of fettuccine. To celebrate this holiday, enjoy some linguine today with your favorite sauce. Impress your family by using the proper Italian pronunciation of the word, (lin-GWEE-nay), not the bastardized American pronunciation, (lin-GWEE-nee).

On this date in 1923 – Oklahoma was placed under martial law by Gov. John Calloway Walton due to terrorist activity by the Ku Klux Klan. After this declaration national newspapers began to expose the Klan and its criminal activities.

Also on this date in history: 1776 – British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.

1789 – The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State.

1853 – Reverend Antoinette Brown Blackwell was ordained becoming

On this date in 1923 – Oklahoma was placed under martial law by Gov. John Calloway Walton due to terrorist activity by the Ku Klux Klan. After this declaration national newspapers began to expose the Klan and its criminal activities.

Also on this date in history:

1776 – British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.

1789 – The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State.

1853 – Reverend Antoinette Brown Blackwell was ordained becoming first female minister in the United States.

1857 – Timothy Alder earned a patent for the typesetting machine.

1858 – The first mail service began to the Pacific Coast of the U.S. Under government contract, coaches from the Butterfield Overland Mail Company took 12 days to make the journey between Tipton, MO and San Francisco, CA.

1883 – The University of Texas at Austin opened. [“Hook em Horns”]

1909 – Charles F. Kettering applied for a patent on his ignition system. His company Delco (Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company) later became a subsidiary of General Motors.

1916 – During the Battle of the Somme in France during WWI, tanks were first used in warfare when the British rolled them onto the battlefields.

1928 – Alexander Fleming discovered the antibiotic penicillin in the mold Penicillium notatum.

1935 – The Nuremberg Laws were enacted by Nazi Germany. The act stripped all German Jews of their civil rights and the swastika was made the official symbol of Nazi Germany.

1940 – The German Luftwaffe suffered the loss of 185 planes in the Battle of Britain. The change in tide forced Hitler to abandon his plans for invading Britain.

1949 – “The Lone Ranger” premiered on ABC. Clayton Moore was the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels was Tonto.

1950 – U.N. forces landed at Inchon, Korea in an attempt to relieve South Korean forces and recapture Seoul.

1953 – The National Boxing Association adopted the 10-point scoring system for all of its matches.

1955 – Betty Robbins became the first woman cantor.

1959 – Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev arrived in the U.S. to begin a 13-day visit.

1961 – The U.S. resumed underground testing of nuclear weapons.

1978 – Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks to win his 3rd World Heavyweight Boxing title.

1982 – The first issue of “USA Today” was published.

1983 – The U.S. Senate joined the U.S. House of Representatives in their condemning of the Soviet Union for shooting down a Korean jet with 269 people on board.

1990 – France announced that it would send an additional 4,000 soldiers to the Persian Gulf. They also expelled Iraqi military attaches in Paris.

1998 – It was announced that 5.9 million people read The Starr Report on the Internet. 606,000 people read the White House defense of U.S. President Clinton.

And, in 2003 – In Independence, MO, the birthplace of Ginger Rogers was designated a local landmark. The move by the Independence City Council qualified the home for historic preservation.

If you were born on this date, you share a birthday with the following list of illustrious individuals.

James Fenimore Cooper 1789 – Author.

William H. Taft 1857 – 27th POTUS.

Robert Benchley 1889 – Columnist, humorist.

Agatha Christie 1890 – Author.

Roy Acuff 1903 – Country musician.

Fay Wray 1907 – Actress.

Penny Singleton 1908 – Actress.

Margaret Lockwood 1916 – Actress.

Jackie Cooper 1922 – Actor, director.

Norm Crosby 1927 – Comedian.

Cannonball Adderly 1928 – Saxophonist.

Gaylord Perry 1938 – Baseball player.

Merlin Olsen 1940 – Football player, actor.

Jimmy Gilmer 1940 – Musician.

Jessye Norman 1945 – Opera singer.

Oliver Stone 1946 – Director.

Tommy Lee Jones 1946 – Actor.

Dan Marino 1961 – Football player.

Danny Nucci 1968 – Actor. Josh Charles 1971 – Actor.

And finally, Prince Harry of Wales 1984 – British royalty.

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