Good Ole What’s It’s Name

October 2, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning denominated friends. Today is Sunday, October 2nd. Today’s holidays are:

Name Your Car Day

Whether it’s a shiny new ‘top of the line’ model or an old clunker being held together by ‘bubblegum and baling wire’, Americans love their automobiles. Name Your Car Day encourages you to give your “trusty steed” a name. I’m sure that many of you have friends or family who have named their cars. “Old Betsy”, “Speedy”, ‘Old Faithful”, “the Flash”, and “Baby” are just a few of the names for cars that I have encountered for cars over the years. I’ve also met some people who have given their cars less endearing monikers like “Sh*thead”, “Nuisance”, and “Fuc*ing Piece of Sh*t”. Even Ford’s Model T was affectionately called the Tin Lizzie.
Over time, cars gain definable characteristics and seem to develop a personality all their own.  We spend a lot of time and money maintaining them and keeping them clean, so why not include your car into your family today and give it a name.
My car’s name is Spot. I know that “Spot” is a common name for pets and lacks originality, but I didn’t choose the name lightly. The reason I named my car Spot is that I have to park it under a tree.

National Custodial Workers Recognition Day

Custodians work quietly in the background, or late at night, keeping schools, workplaces, government buildings, and businesses clean and tidy. They maintain and clean a multitude of places we visit each day and make them more enjoyable. Yet, these steadfast individuals rarely receive any recognition. National Custodial Workers Recognition Day encourages you to take the time to thank the custodian for his efforts.

Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day 

Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day marks the date upon which Phileas Fogg, in the classic Jules Verne novel “Around the World in Eighty Days” made his wager.

“I will bet twenty thousand pounds against anyone who wishes, that I will make the tour of the world in eighty days or less.” Then, consulting a pocket almanac, Phileas Fogg said: “As today is Wednesday, the second of October, I shall be due in London, in this very room of the Reform Club, on Saturday, the twenty-first of December, at a quarter before nine PM; or else the twenty thousand pounds . . . will belong to you.”

Balloons Around the World Day

Balloons Around the World Day celebrates the joy and delight that balloons bring to our lives. To mark the occasion, balloon artists from around the world will showcase the art of balloon twisting and decorating.
The first rubber balloons were invented in 1824. Professor Michael Faraday used them for his experiments with hydrogen at the Royal Institution in London. Today, millions of balloons are manufactured daily in a number of different countries.
Balloons come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes and can be used to play a number of different games or for colorful decorations. To celebrate this fun holiday, check to see if there is an event happening in your neighborhood. Or create some of your own balloon art and decorate your house. I can think of no better way to celebrate balloons.

Fried Scallops Day

A scallop is a type of marine mollusk in the marine mollusk in the Pectinidae family. Scallops are typically two to five inches in size and can swim by rapidly opening and closing their shells. The muscle used for this activity is the only part of the animal that we eat. Scallops are a highly prized seafood delicacy, known for their delectable taste and the variety of ways in which they can be prepared. In Japan, for example, scallops are served in soups or prepared as sushi. In Western cultures, scallops are usually breaded, deep-fried, or sautéed in butter.
My disdain for seafood in general, oddly enough, does not include scallops. Scallops, along with lobster, crab, and shrimp, are among the few seafood items I regularly enjoy. Enjoy some fried scallops for dinner today yourself.

Change A Light Day

Country Inn Bed and Breakfast Day

International African Diaspora Day

International Day of Non-Violence

Rosh Hashanah

World Communion Sunday

World Day for Farmed Animals

World No Alcohol Day

On this date in

  • 1780 – British army major John Andre was hanged as a spy. He was carrying information about the actions of Benedict Arnold.
  • 1835 – The first battle of the Texas Revolution took place near the Guadalupe River when American settlers defeated a Mexican cavalry unit.
  • 1836 – Charles Darwin returned to England after 5 years of acquiring knowledge around the world about fauna, flora, wildlife, and geology. He used the information to develop his “theory of evolution” which he unveiled in his 1859 book entitled The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
  • 1870 – Rome was made the capital of Italy.
  • 1889 – The first international Conference of American States began in Washington, DC.
  • 1919 – President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.
  • 1920 – The Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates played the only triple-header in baseball history. The Reds won 2 of the 3 games.
  • 1924 – The Geneva Protocol adopted the League of Nations.
  • 1937 – Warner Bros. released “Love Is in the Air.” Ronald Reagan made his acting debut in the motion picture. He was 26 years old.
  • 1940 – During World War II, the HMS Empress was sunk while carrying child refugees from Britain to Canada.
  • 1948 – The first automobile race to use asphalt, cement and dirt roads took place in Watkins Glen in New York. It was the first road race in the U.S. following World War II.
  • 1950 – “Peanuts,” the comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz, was published for the first time in seven newspapers.
  • 1955 – “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” debuted on CBS-TV.
  • 1959 – “The Twilight Zone” debuted on CBS-TV. The show ran for 5 years for a total of 154 episodes.
  • 1962 – United States ports were closed to nations that allowed their ships to carry arms to Cuba, ships that had docked in a socialist country were prohibited from docking in the United States during that voyage, and the transport of U.S. goods was banned on ships owned by companies that traded with Cuba.
  • 1967 – Thurgood Marshall was sworn in. He was the first African-American member of the Supreme Court.
  • 1989 – In Leipzig, East Germany a protest took place demanding the legalization of opposition groups and the adoption of democratic reforms.
  • 1998 – Hawaii sued petroleum companies, claiming state drivers were overcharged by about $73 million a year in price-fixing.
  • 1998 – About 10,000 Turkish soldiers crossed into northern Iraq and attacked Kurdish rebels.
  • 2001 – The U.S. Postmaster unveiled the “Tribute to America” stamp. The stamp was planned for release the next month.
  • 2001 – NATO, for the first time, invoked a treaty clause that stated that an attack on one member is an attack on all members. The act was in response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States.

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