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October 7, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning my bright friends. Today is Friday, October 7th. Today’s holidays are:

National LED Light Day

National LED Light Day was created in 2016 by Bridgelux, a leader in the LED industry, to recognize the significant achievement of Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, who received the Nobel Prize in Physics on this date for the development of blue light-emitting diodes. With Akasaki, Amano and Nakamura’s invention, white LED lights were now possible, as well as celebrate the advancements of this versatile technology. The Registrar at National Day Calendar approved National LED Light Day in 2016 for celebration on this date.
The earliest LED lights appeared in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s but produced only a red colored light. Researchers slowly developed other colors, but blue proved to be quite elusive. Its shorter wavelength proved harder to reproduce. However, with the invention of white LED’s, the LED light industry exploded.
LED lights are economical in the long run. The low power consumption, high reliability and long lifespan of LED lights allow significant energy savings and reduced maintenance costs over the lifetime of an LED fixture. Additionally, LED bulbs have a much smaller impact on the environment than other light sources. The fewer LED bulbs changed, the fewer light bulbs that end up in our already overtaxed landfills. Also, because LEDs use electricity very efficiently, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced.
Unlike other light sources, LEDs have the ability to create a more appealing display for a variety of environments. As humans, we are sensitive to light and lighting can affect our mood and the way we behave. We intuitively see differences in color and brightness. Lighting professionals know that much of human sensation is visual. People respond emotionally to light and color, using its consistency to draw us in, like moths to a glowing light. The power of LED lighting affects all of us in emotional ways. For instance,  you drive by two gas stations. Station A is illuminated throughout by bright white LED lights, while Station B’s illumination varies from yellow to white and one panel is dim. You will likely go to Station A because its color consistency feels comforting, clean, secure and high-quality, even if you aren’t conscious of that decision.
To celebrate National LED Light Day, consider buying some LED lights to have on hand as replacements when your regular light bulbs inevitably burn out.

Bathtub Day

Rub-a-dub-dub, it’s time for a scrub. Bathtub Day commemorates the day the bathtub was introduced in England in 1828. In today’s fast-paced society, we often forget the pleasure of a relaxing bath.
Bathtub Day encourages you to forego your usual shower this evening and relax in the bathtub instead. So, light a few candles, grab one of your favorite adult beverages, pour in the “Mr. Bubble” and enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub. Don’t forget the rubber duckie.

National Manufacturing Day

National Manufacturing Day is observed annually on the first Friday in October. Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey proclaimed the first official National Manufacturing Day in 2012. President Barack Obama signed the Presidential Proclamation in 2014.
National Manufacturing Day celebrates those in America who manufacture the goods we use. American manufacturers continue to develop new products and unlock new technologies that grow our economy. They create jobs through entrepreneurship, and their competitiveness revitalizes American manufacturing.
More than 1,600 American manufacturers will open their doors on National Manufacturing Day in hopes of inspiring young people to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering. Today’s science, technology, engineering, and math graduates will be the key to writing the next chapter of American production and innovation, and harnessing the potential of American manufacturing.

Lee National Denim Day

National Flower Day

Plaidurday – First Friday in October.

World Smile Day

You Matter To Me Day

On this date in

  • 1868 – Cornell University was opened in Ithaca, NY.
  • 1913 – For the first time, Henry Ford’s entire Highland Park automobile factory was run on a continuously moving assembly line when the chassis was added to the process.
  • 1918 – The Georgia Tech football team defeated Cumberland College 222-0. Georgia Tech carried the ball 978 yards and never threw a pass.
  • 1949 – The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) was formed.
  • 1950 – The United States-led U.N. forces crossed the 38th parallel and entered North Korea.
  • 1951 – The Western Hills Hotel in Fort Worth, TX, became the first hotel to feature all foam-rubber mattresses and pillows.
  • 1956 – A House subcommittee began investigations of allegedly rigged TV quiz shows.
  • 1963 – President Kennedy signed a nuclear test ban treaty with Britain and the Soviet Union.
  • 1968 – The Motion Picture Association of America adopted the film-rating system that ranged from “G” to “X.”
  • 1985 – The United States announced that it would no longer automatically comply with World Court decisions.
  • 1989 – In Budapest, Hungary’s Communist Party renounced Marxism in favor of democratic socialism.
  • 1993 – President Clinton sent more troops, heavy armor, and naval firepower to Somalia.
  • 1994 – President Clinton dispatched an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf when Iraqi troops were spotted moving toward Kuwait. The U.S. Army was also put on alert.
  • 1998 – The United States government filed an antitrust suit that alleged Visa and MasterCard inhibited competition by preventing banks from offering other cards.
  • 2001 – Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 73rd home run of the season and set a new major league record.
  • 2001 – The United States and Great Britain began airstrikes in Afghanistan in response to that state’s support of terrorism and Osama bin Laden. The act was the first military action taken in response to the terrorist attacks in America on September 11, 2001.
  • 2003 – In California, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor in the recall election of Governor Gray Davis.

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