Life Day 24175: Arrr!

September 19, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Today is Thursday, September 19, 2013.
Avast me buckos. T’ first holiday today be International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Back in ’95 a pair o’ landlubbers, John Baur ‘n Mark Summers, were playin’ racquetball. Fer some reason they began natterin’ t’ each other like pirates. “Aft they were finished, they decided that they should make talkin’ like pirates an annual event. They decided on September, 19th as t’ date fer celebration, ‘n Talk Like A Pirate Day was born. T’ “International” part came about in ’02 when they corresponded wit’ renown syndicated columnist Dave Barry ‘n he feature t’ holiday in his column (on September 8, 2002). Soon they hearin’ from a bunch o’ scallywags from all o’er t’ world.
T’ help ye celebrate this holiday me hearties, here be a link t’ a “pirate t’ English” dictionary. Or, if’n ye be a slacker, jus’ type wha’ ye wants translated here, ‘n ’twill translate it fer ye. Now, belay yer dilly dallyin’ n’ start natterin’ like a pirate ye bunch o’ landlubbin’ louts.

The other holiday today is National Woman Road Warrior Day. National Woman Road Warrior Day is a day of recognition for the nation’s traveling businesswomen. Like their male counterparts, Woman Road Warriors open and close deals, make sales, give presentations, attend or lead seminars and maintain that all-important in-person presence in the often impersonal corporate world. But simultaneously, many are often charged with keeping their families on track at home, especially their babies, toddlers and multitasking school-age children, and nurture them, even from a long distance.

The food-related holiday today is National Butterscotch Pudding Day. Butterscotch is a type of confectionery whose primary ingredients are brown sugar and butter, although other ingredients such as corn syrup, cream, vanilla, and salt are supplementary ingredients in most recipes. It is similar to toffee except that butterscotch is heated to a higher temperature (270 to 289 °F, the soft crack stage). The term butterscotch is also often used for the ‘flavor’ of brown sugar and butter together, even where actual confection butterscotch is not involved; for example butterscotch pudding, butterscotch ice cream topping, and butterscotch chips.
To celebrate this holiday, simply enjoy some butterscotch pudding; either home make, or from a package mix.

On this date in 1960 – Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in New York to visit the United Nations, checked out of the Shelburne Hotel angrily after a dispute with the management.
Other significant events which occurred on this date in history are:
1777 – The Battle of Saratoga was won by American soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
1796 – U.S. President Washington’s farewell address was published.
1876 – Melville R. Bissell patented the carpet sweeper.
1893 – In New Zealand, the Electoral Act 1893 became law, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.
1955 – Argentina President Juan Peron was ousted after a revolt by the army and navy.
1957 – The U.S. conducted its first underground nuclear test. The test took place in the Nevada desert.
1959 – Nikita Khruschev was not allowed to visit Disneyland due to security reasons. He reacted angrily.
1970 – “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” premiered on CBS-TV.
1982 – Scott Fahlman became the first person to use “:-)” in an online message.
1984 – China and Britain completed a draft agreement transferring Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule by 1997.
1986 – U.S. health officials announced that AZT, though an experimental drug, would be made available to AIDS patients.
1988 – Israel successfully launched the Horizon-I test satellite.
1994 – U.S. troops entered Haiti peacefully to enforce the return of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
1995 – The U.S. Senate passed a welfare overhaul bill.
and, also in 1995 – The commander of American forces in Japan and the U.S. ambassador apologized for the rape of a schoolgirl committed by three U.S. servicemen.

If you were born on this date, you share a birthday with the following list of illustrious individuals.
Leon Jaworski 1905 – Watergate prosecutor.
Frances Farmer 1910 – Actress.
Sir William Golding 1911 – Author.
Duke Snider 1926 – Baseball player.
Adam West 1928 – Actor.
Ray Danton 1931 – Actor.
Brook Benton 1931 – Singer, songwriter.
Mike Royko 1932 – Columnist.
David McCallum 1933 – Actor.
Al Oerter 1936 – Olympic athlete.
Paul Williams 1940 – Actor, songwriter.
Sylvia Tyson 1940 – Musician.
Bill Medley 1940 – Singer.
Joe Morgan 1943 – Baseball player.
Cass Elliott 1943 – Singer.
Randolph Mantooth 1945 – Actor.
Freda Payne 1945 – Singer.
Jeremy Irons 1948 – Actor.
Leslie Hornby 1949 – Model, actress.
Joan Lunden 1951 – Journalist.
Rex Smith 1956 – Actor, singer.
Kevin Hooks 1958 – Actor.
And finally, Trisha Yearwood 1964 – Country singer.

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