Second-hand Wardrobe Day

August 25, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning everyone. Today is Thursday, August 25th.

Second-hand Wardrobe Day

Why is it that people will buy so many things second-hand, but when it comes to clothing, there seems to be some sort of stigma attached? Second-hand Wardrobe Day is celebrated every year on August 25th. Even if you normally wouldn’t be caught dead wearing used clothing, thrift shops can be a valuable resource in finding that perfect accessory for your Halloween costume if nothing else. So why not visit your local thrift shop today and look for some bargains.
This holiday is also meant to encourage people to donate clothing to thrift stores to keep the process alive. Every year, over 10 billion dollars worth of merchandise is sold in thrift shops, so someone is taking advantage all these bargains. Why not you?

Kiss and Make Up Day

All people, no matter how close the relationship, have disagreements from time to time. Whether these disagreements are major grudges or petty tiffs, Kiss and Make Up Day encourages people to let bygones be bygones. Open a dialogue and take positive steps toward mending the relationship. Sometimes this can be as easy as sending flowers. Other times you may have to swallow your pride and admit that you were wrong.

Whiskey Sour Day

Whiskey Sour Day celebrates one of the original mixed drinks made with whiskey. It consists of whiskey, lemon juice, powdered sugar, and a cherry and an orange slice for garnish. The first recipe for a Whiskey Sour was found in a Wisconsin newspaper in 1870.
Whiskey is a distilled spirit made from a fermented mash of seed-fruit grains such as barley, rye or corn. Regardless of the variety or country of origin, a general rule of thumb is that all straight whiskeys must be aged at least two years in wooden vessels, which are most often constructed of oak. Having said this, it is important to note that each nation has its own rules and regulations about what constitutes a true whiskey. Once a bottle of whiskey has been opened, whiskey will still be drinkable for 5 years. An unopened bottle of whiskey can last a century.

Thoughtful Thursday

On this date in:

  • 1718 – Hundreds of colonists from France arrived in Louisiana. Some settled in present-day New Orleans.
  • 1875 – Captain Matthew Webb swam from Dover, England, to Calais, France making him the first person to swim the English Channel. The feat took about 22 hours.
  • 1916 – The National Park Service was established as part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
  • 1920 – Ethelda Bleibtrey won the 100-meter freestyle swimming competition in Antwerp, Belgium. She was the first woman to win an Olympic competition for the U.S.
  • 1920 – The first airplane to fly from New York to Alaska arrived in Nome.
  • 1941 – President Franklin Roosevelt signed the bill appropriating funds for construction of the Pentagon.
  • 1944 – Paris, France, was liberated by Allied forces ending four years of German occupation.
  • 1950 – President Truman ordered the seizure of U.S. railroads to avert a strike.
  • 1972 – In Great Britain, computerized axial tomography (CAT scan) was introduced.
  • 1978 – The Shroud of Turin, believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, went on display for the first time in 45 years.
  • 1990 – Military action was authorized by the United Nations to enforce the trade embargo that had been placed on Iraq after their invasion of Kuwait.
  • 1992 – It was reported by researchers that cigarette smoking significantly increased the risk of developing cataracts.
  • 1997 – The tobacco industry agreed to an $11.3 billion settlement with the state of Florida.
  • 1998 – A survey released said that 1/3 of Americans use the Internet.

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