Life Day 24226: Chaos Never Dies Day

November 9, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Today is Saturday, November 9, 2013. Good morning my chaotic friends. The holidays today are:

Chaos Never Dies Day:

Chaos Never Dies Day recognizes the turmoil in modern, everyday life. Just when things seem to calm down at work and home, along comes something to disrupt your life. Yes, disorder is everywhere. Hectic schedules, changes to plans, unexpected tasks and chores, the list goes on and on and on… This holiday is a day to recognize the chaos in your life. You can best celebrate this day, by recognizing that chaos never dies. Rather, its a way of life. You can partake in this special day, by putting just a little order back into your life. You can start, by picking one thing that is really disrupting your life, and change it…for the good.

Go To An Art Museum Today Day:

There are a number of museum/art related holidays every year, but there is no direct history behind this holiday that I could find. Nonetheless, it is listed as a holiday, so go out and visit a museum today. With Veteran’s Day just around the corner, might I suggest you visit a military history museum, or a museum dedicated to war veterans.

Kristallnacht:

Kristallnacht, aka “the Night of Broken Glass,” marks the anniversary of the date, in 1938, of a series of coordinated attacks on Jews and Jewish businesses by SA paramilitary forces and non-Jewish civilians throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria. The attacks raged on all night and carried over into the next day (the 10th). This link will provide a more detailed account of the events than can I.

National Scrapple Day:

Scrapple, or pon haus, is similar in both composition and taste to British white pudding. Its name comes from the fact that it is composed of “scraps” of pork combined with cornmeal and spices. The mixture is formed into a mostly solid loaf, and then it is sliced and pan-fried before serving.

Scrapple is arguably the first pork food invented in America. It was created more than 200 years ago by Dutch colonists who settled near Philadelphia. Scrapple is typically eaten for breakfast, topped with syrup or ketchup. In some regions of the United States, it is mixed with scrambled eggs.

Although it comes from the same animal as pork chops, bacon and sausage, scrapple is made from what remains after all of the rest of the edible parts of a pig have been utilized. I’ve tried scrapple before, and I can’t, in good conscience, recommend that you to try it. If you do, be sure that you have an unobstructed pathway to the nearest bathroom.

On this date in:

1872 – A fire destroyed about 800 buildings in Boston, MA.

1906 – President Theodore Roosevelt left for Panama to see the progress on the new canal. It was the first foreign trip by a U.S. president.

1911 – George Claude of Paris, France, applied for a patent on neon advertising signs.

1918 – Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II announced he would abdicate. He then fled to the Netherlands.

1923 – In Munich, the Beer Hall Putsch was crushed by German troops that were loyal to the democratic government. The event began the evening before when Adolf Hitler took control of a beer hall full of Bavarian government leaders at gunpoint.

1935 – United Mine Workers president John L. Lewis and other labor leaders formed the Committee for Industrial Organization.

1953 – The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a 1922 ruling that major league baseball did not come within the scope of federal antitrust laws.

1961 – Major Robert White flew an X-15 rocket plane at a world record speed of 4,093 mph.

1961 – The Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA) eliminated its “caucasians only” rule.

1963 – In Japan, about 450 miners were killed in a coal-dust explosion.

1963 – In Japan, 160 people died in a train crash.

1965 – The great Northeast blackout occurred as several states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours.

1967 – A Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a successful test flight.

1976 – The U.N. General Assembly approved ten resolutions condemning the apartheid government in South Africa.

1979 – The United Nations Security Council unanimously called upon Iran to release all American hostages “without delay.” Militants, mostly students had taken 63 Americans hostage at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, on November 4.

1981 – U.S. troops began arriving in Egypt for a three-week Rapid Deployment Force excercise. Somalia, Sudan and Oman were also involved in the operation.

1981 – The International Monetary Fund approved a $5.8 billion loan to India. It was the highest loan to date.

1982 – Sugar Ray Leonard retired from boxing. In 1984 Leonard came out of retirement to fight one more time before becoming a boxing commentator for NBC.

1984 – A bronze statue titled “Three Servicemen,” by Frederick Hart, was unveiled at the site of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

1989 – Communist East Germany opened its borders, allowing its citizens to travel freely to West Germany.

1990 – Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed a non-aggression treaty with Germany.

1992 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin, visiting London, appealed for assistance in rescheduling his country’s debt, and asked British businesses to invest.

1997 – Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) became the first player in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards in nine straight seasons. In the same game Sanders passed former Dallas Cowboy Tony Dorsett for third place on the all-time rushing list.

1998 – A federal judge in New York approved the richest antitrust settlement in U.S. history. A leading brokerage firm was ordered to pay $1.03 billion to investors who had sued over price-rigging of Nasdaq stocks.

2004 – U.S. First Lady Laura Bush officially reopened Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House to pedestrians.

Noteworthy Birthdays:

Elijah Lovejoy 1802 – Journalist, abolitionist.

Marie Dressler 1868 – Stage actress, silent film star.

Ed Wynn 1886 – Comedian, actor.

Claude Rains 1889 – Actor.

Clifton Webb 1891 – Actor.

Hedy Lamarr 1913 – Actress.

Spiro T. Agnew 1918 – 39th Veep.

Dorothy Dandridge 1922 – Actress, singer.

Robert Frank 1924 – Photographer.

Charlie Jones 1930 – Sportscaster.

Carl Sagan 1934 – Astrophysicist, author.

Bob Gibson 1935 – Baseball pitcher.

Mary Travers  1936 – Singer, songwriter. (Peter, Paul & Mary)

Tom Fogerty 1941 – Musician. (Creedance Clearwater Revival)

Tom Weiskopf 1942 – Pro golfer.

Billie August 1948 – Director.

Alan Gratzer 1948 – Musician. (REO Speedwagon)

Dennis Stratton 1954 – Musican (Iron Maiden)

Lou Ferrigno 1951 – Bodybuilder, actor.

Sandy Denton 1964 – Singer. ( Pepa, of Salt-N-Pepa)

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