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September 19, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good mornin’ scallywags. Today be Monday, September 19th. Today’s holidays 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 featured t’ holiday in his column (on September 8, 2002). Soon they was 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 dillydallyin’ n’ start natterin’ like a pirate ye bunch o’ landlubbin’ louts.

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.

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. According to an 1848 newspaper article, the original recipe for making Doncaster butterscotch is one pound of butter, one pound of sugar and a quarter of a pound of treacle, a mild mixture of molasses and corn syrup, boiled together.”
Butterscotch is similar to toffee except that it 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 homemade or from a package mix.

On this date in

  • 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 Khrushchev was not allowed to visit Disneyland due to security reasons. He reacted angrily.
  • 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.
  • 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 Senate passed a welfare overhaul bill.
  • 1995 – The commander of American forces in Japan and the United States ambassador apologized for the rape of a schoolgirl committed by three U.S. servicemen.

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