Life Day 24193: Bathtub Day

October 7, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Today is Monday, October 7, 2013.
Good morning my hygienic friends. The first holiday today is Bathtub Day. Rub-a-dub-dub, it’s time for a scrub. Bathtub Day encourages you to forego your usual shower this evening and relax in the bathtub instead. This holiday commemorates the day the bathtub was introduced in England back in 1828. It is the time to light a few candles, grab one of your favorite adult beverages, pour in the “Mr. Bubble” and enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub. Don’t forget the rubber duckies, and a good book.

The other holidays today are of little interest to me, however, since they may interest some of you, I will provide links below.
Child Health Day.
World Habitat Day.
You Matter To Me Day.
World Day of Bullying Prevention / Blue Shirt Day.

The food-related holiday today is National Frappe Day. A frappe is a chilled or frozen drink. The word frappe originates from the French word frapper meaning to chill or strike. A frappe is often thought of as a coffee drink but can be a chilled drink of another flavor such as fruit. A frappe is similar to a milkshake but does not have to contain any ice cream.
The origins of this holiday are unknown, but the origin of the frappe itself is attributed to Greece. The history of the drink is classified as a legend but is believed to have begun in 1957. The location was the Thessaloniki International Fair and the reported inventor was sales representative Dimitrios Vakondios. He was on duty for Nestlé products when he learned no hot water was available to demonstrate his coffee product. In an attempt to salvage the event, he decided to make the instant coffee in the shaker used for the cocoa drink. The shaking of the cold water and the coffee created the foamy topping of the frappe.
To celebrate this holiday, simply have a frappe today. Why not experiment with one of the non-coffee variations.

On this date in 1868 – Cornell University was inaugurated in Ithaca, NY.
1913 – For the first time, Henry Ford’s entire Highland Park automobile factory was run on a continuously moving assembly line when the chassis was added to the process.
1918 – The Georgia Tech football team defeated Cumberland College 222-0. Georgia Tech carried the ball 978 yards and never threw a pass.
1949 – The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) was formed.
1950 – The U.S.-led U.N. forces crossed the 38th parallel and entered North Korea.
1951 – The Western Hills Hotel in Fort Worth, TX, became the first hotel to feature all foam-rubber mattresses and pillows.
1956 – A U.S. House subcommittee began investigations of allegedly rigged TV quiz shows.
1963 – U.S. President Kennedy signed a nuclear test ban treaty with Britain and the Soviet Union.
1968 – The Motion Picture Association of America adopted the film-rating system that ranged for “G” to “X.”
1985 – The United States announced that it would no longer automatically comply with World Court decisions.
1989 – In Budapest, Hungary’s Communist Party renounced Marxism in favor of democratic socialism.
1993 – President Clinton sent more troops, heavy armor, and naval firepower to Somalia.
1994 – President Clinton dispatched an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf when Iraqi troops were spotted moving toward Kuwait. The U.S. Army was also put on alert.
1998 – The U.S. government filed an antitrust suit that alleged Visa and MasterCard inhibit competition by preventing banks from offering other cards.
2001 – Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 73rd home run of the season and set a new major league record.
2001 – The U.S. and Great Britain began airstrikes in Afghanistan in response to that state’s support of terrorism and Osama bin Laden. The act was the first military action taken in response to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001.
And, in 2003 – In California, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor in the recall election of Governor Gray Davis.

If you were born on this date, you share a birthday with the following list of notables.
James Whitcomb Riley 1853 – Author, poet.
Henry Wallace 1888 – 33rd VEEP.
Andy Devine 1905 – Actor.
Vaughn Monroe 1911 – Musician, actor.
June Allyson 1917 – Actress.
Al Martino 1927 – Singer.
Diana Lynn 1927 – Actress.
Oliver North 1943 – Political commentator.
John Cougar Mellencamp 1951 – Musician.
Christopher Norris 1953 – Actress.
Yo-Yo Ma 1955 – Cellist.
Simon Cowell 1959 – TV personality.
Judy Landers 1961 – Actress.
Toni Braxton 1968 – Singer.
And finally, Nicole Ari Parker 1970 – Actress.

 

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