Leftie’s Day

August 13, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning southpaws. Today is Saturday, August 13th. Today’s holidays are:

International Left-Hander’s Day

Rejoice southpaws! Today is your day. The history of International Left-Hander’s Day dates back to 1976. It was created by Left Handers International to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world.
Left-handers comprise from seven to ten percent of the world’s population. They are unique people who have unique problems. Many items and tools we right-handers use every day are inconvenient for left-handed people to use because they are designed by and for right-handed people.
On a more serious note, for reasons not fully understood, left-handed people are statistically far more likely to develop schizophrenia than right-handed people.
To celebrate this holiday, invite some friends or family over and have some lefty vs righty games. If you don’t have any (or enough) lefties, have a left-handed game night where you are only allowed to use your left hand. Pool, darts, and ping pong come to mind, but you could also play board games or games like Pictionary or Charades; but only using your left hand.

National Filet Mignon Day 

Filet Mignon is the most expensive cut of meat from a beef. It comes from the small end of the tenderloin, which runs across the back of the steer. Because this area of the animal is not weight-bearing, the connective tissue is not toughened by exercise. This results in extremely tender meat, the most tender of all beef cuts. It is lightly marbled and mild flavored compared to other cuts and is best served rare to medium rare.
The term “filet mignon” is a French derivative, the literal meaning is small (mignon) boneless meat (filet). The entire tenderloin accounts for less than 1% of the total useable meat from a beef carcass. Filet Mignon’s are often wrapped in bacon because of the absence of fat in this particular cut of meat. Note: Chateaubriand is the center, thickest cut from the tenderloin, and is also a specific preparation method.
You should be able to figure out on your own how to celebrate this holiday.

Celebrate Your Lakes Day

Ecological Debt Day

National Bowling Day – Second Saturday in August

National Garage Sale Day – Second Saturday in August

 National Prosecco Day

On this date in:

  • 1521 – Present day Mexico City was captured by Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez from the Aztec Indians.
  • 1784 – The United States Legislature met for the final time in Annapolis, MD.
  • 1846 – The American Flag was raised for the first time in Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1889 – A patent for a coin-operated telephone was issued to William Gray.
  • 1912 – The first experimental radio license was issued to St. Joseph’s College in Philadelphia, PA.
  • 1931 – The first community hospital in the United States was dedicated in Elk City, OK.
  • 1932 – Adolf Hitler refused to take the post of vice-chancellor of Germany. He said he was going to hold out “for all or nothing.”
  • 1934 – Al Capp’s comic strip “L’il Abner” made its debut in newspapers.
  • 1935 – The first roller derby match was held at the Coliseum in Chicago, IL.
  • 1959 – In New York City, work on the $320 million Verrazano-Narrows Bridge began.
  • 1961 – Berlin was divided by a barbed wire fence to halt the flight of refugees. Two days later work on the Berlin Wall began.
  • 1985 – The engagement of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger was announced.
  • 1994 – It was reported that aspirin not only helps reduce the risk of heart disease but also helps prevent colon cancer.

Celebrity Birthdays:

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