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September 20, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning fans of gibberish. Today is Tuesday, September 20th. The holidays today are:

Gibberish Day

Dictionary.com defines gibberish as meaningless, unintelligible, obscure, pretentious, or technical talk or writing. Some comedians make a career out of speaking gibberish. The same holds true for our government officials and their minions. With the daily dose of claptrap coming from our Presidential contenders and our government, I can think of no more appropriate time to celebrate Gibberish Day.
Gibberish Day affords us the opportunity to join in and celebrate with a little gibberish of your own, and celebrating Gibberish Day couldn’t be easier — Simply sprinkle a little gibberish into your conversations today. If you are unclear about exactly what speaking gibberish entails, merely watch the news on your favorite network or listen to talk radio.

National Farm Safety Day

The United States was once an agrarian society and  has a long and proud history steeped in agriculture. Unfortunately, however, due to the small size and lack of regulation of a lot of family farms, farm work accidents tend to be high and significant. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, farm work-related health issues and accidents claim 1,300 lives and cause 120,000 injuries each year in America. Tractor accidents cause the highest mortality rates on farms, with 44 percent resulting from tractors which have overturned. Farm injury rates are highest among children age 15 and younger and adults older than 65. It is estimated that the use of safety equipment such as seat belts could prevent up to 40 percent of all farm work-related injuries.
To celebrate this holiday, let all the family farmers in your area know how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication. Also remind them to be safe and not to take shortcuts on important safety precautions when using their equipment.

Take a Loved One to The Doctor Day

Take A Loved One to the Doctor is a targeted campaign to raise health awareness in the Black community. This initiative launched in 2002 between the Tom Joyner Morning Show  and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration. Since then, Tom continues to encourage his listeners to be proactive about their health by making appointments for themselves and a loved one to visit health professionals.

Get Ready Day

Being prepared to deal with an emergency is important for everyone and that is what Get Ready Day is all about. It encourages individuals, families, and communities to consider what is required in the event of natural disasters, pandemic illnesses, infectious diseases, and other crisis events.
Get Ready Day was first established in the mid-2000’s by the Public Health Association and the Get Ready website has a wealth of information to help those that are interested.

National IT (information technology) Professionals Day

National IT Professionals Day is observed annually every third Tuesday in September and is set aside to honor the venerable geeks of the world we all rely on every day to keep us connected to the worldwide web. IT professionals are the unsung hero of modern business but are often under-appreciated. National IT Professionals Day was submitted by SolarWinds, a provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, in March 2015 and proclaimed a National day by the registrar of National Day Calendar.
Whether it be desktops, laptops, mobile devices, applications, servers, networks, databases or cyber security, IT professionals keep business humming. However, there is often a lack of understanding by business leaders and end users of the important role they play and the difficulties and complexities associated with modern IT.
If you’re an end-user, you can celebrate National IT (information technology) Professionals Day by simply saying thank you to the IT professionals that make your life easier. Additionally, you can recognize that your IT professionals provide an invaluable service in today’s always-on, always-connected world.

National Punch Day 

Oddly enough, it celebrates the meaning of the word “punch”. The word “punch” allegedly comes from the Hindustani word “panch,” which means “five.” In the early 1600’s, sailors and employees of the British East India Company brought a new exotic drink from India to England. The beverage was made with five ingredients, spirits, lemon, sugar, water, and tea.
From there, “punch” spread from country to country and became one of the most popular party drinks in the world. Today there are hundreds of different punch recipes. Many of them though still incorporate the five key ingredients: base (alcohol), citrus, sugar, water, and spice.
To celebrate this holiday, make a batch of your favorite punch today. Be sure to make a “kid friendly” batch also so your whole family can celebrate with you.
Note: A couple of my sources referred to this holiday as National Rum Punch Day.

On this date in

  • 1519 – Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain to find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey.
  • 1870 – The Papal States came under the control of Italian troops, leading to the unification of Italy.
  • 1881 – Chester A. Arthur became the 21st president of the U.S. President James A. Garfield had died the day before.
  • 1884 – The Equal Rights Party was formed in San Francisco, CA.
  • 1946 – The first Cannes Film Festival premiered. The original premier was delayed in 1939 due to World War II.
  • 1962 – James Meredith, a black student, was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Governor Ross R. Barnett. Meredith was later admitted.
  • 1963 – President John F. Kennedy proposed a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition to the moon in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly.
  • 1977 – The first of the “boat people” arrived in San Francisco from Southeast Asia under a new U.S. resettlement program.
  • 1982 – President Ronald Reagan announced that the U.S., France, and Italy were going to send peacekeeping troops back to Beirut.
  • 1984 – “The Cosby Show” premiered on NBC-TV.
  • 1989 – F.W. de Klerk was sworn in as president of South Africa.
  • 1991 – U.N. weapons inspectors left for Iraq in a renewed search for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
  • 1995 – The House of Representatives voted to drop the national speed limit. This allowed the states to decide their own speed limits.

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