March 5th – Multiple Personality Day

March 5, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning my multi-faceted friends. Today is Sunday, March 5, 2017. Today’s reasons to celebrate are:

Multiple Personality Day

My Psychiatrist diagnosed me with multiple personalities…but ‘we’ don’t agree. Multiple Personality Day is a holiday to get in touch with your inner selves. All kidding aside, whether you call it ‘split personality’, multiple personalities, or dissociative identity disorder, it is a psychological disorder and can be treated.
There are two schools of thought regarding this holiday. Some people look at National Multiple Personality Day as a day to look at yourself and connect with who you are. It is a day for exploring your personality traits and examining the roots of those traits. Each one of us shows a different side of our characters at different times and in different places. Sometimes our personalities appear to be altered, depending on whom we are with and what we are doing. With these things in mind, National Multiple Personality Day is a day to focus your thoughts on yourself and your personality. We all present different personality traits depending upon with whom we are dealing. We interact differently with our boss than we do with our family and friends. We react to strangers differently too. We do this subconsciously without even thinking about it, so to a certain extent, we all have multiple personalities.
Others believe that National Multiple Personality Day is a day to raise awareness for this disorder. Multiple Personality Disorder, also known as Dissociative Identity Disorder, is a disorder characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring identities or dissociated personality states that alternately control a person’s behavior. It is accompanied by memory impairment for important information not explained by ordinary forgetfulness.
So, no matter which interpretation of this holiday you choose to celebrate, happy Multiple Personality Day to you, and you, and you, and you, and whoever else shares a space in that glorious, complex brain of yours.

Namesake Day

Namesake Day is the first holiday of “Celebrate Your Name Week”, which is celebrated beginning with Sunday, of the first full week in March.
If you have ever been curious about why your parents gave you the name you have, then this holiday is apropos to you. Is your name a family name that has been passed down through generations, or does it have some other significance?
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 151,000 last names and over 5,100 first names in use in the United States today. Does yours have special significance?

National Cheese Doodle Day

Cheese doodles are a snack food made with cornmeal that has been puffed, baked, and coated with cheddar cheese.
The actual inventor of Cheese Doodles is under debate. Generally, the credit goes to a man named Morrie Yohai who made a variety of extruded snack foods in the 1940’s. After serving as a Marine in World War II, he returned to his home in the Bronx and took over the family business, a snack food company called Old London Foods. During the 1960’s, Wise Foods, Inc. acquired the company and cheese doodles became part of the potato chip division. Today, cheese doodles are one of Wise’s strongest brands. The company produces over 15 million pounds of cheese doodles each year.
However, other sources show patents for similar products in the 1930’s. Some food historians will attribute the invention of Cheese Doodles to one of two inventors; either one Edward Wilson and/or Clarence J. Schwebke, who worked at the Flakall Corporation in Wisconsin. This company actually specialized in making flaky pet food, but created what was called ‘Korn Kurls’ as a snack (for humans) and applied for a patent in 1939. The snack was commercialized in 1946 by another company, the Adams Corporation.
Still another inventor, Elmer Candy of New Orleans, Louisiana, is credited with inventing Cheese Doodles in 1936. Today, his company, Elmer’s Fine Foods, still sells cheese doodles under the name ‘CheeWees’.
Despite the hazy beginnings of Cheese Doodles (also known as cheese puffs, cheese curls, or cheese balls), the one thing we can all agree upon is that they are a tasty accompaniment to any sandwich, or great as a snack by themselves. So, celebrate National Cheese Doodle Day by having some today – just have a napkin nearby to wipe the orange from your fingers when you’re done.

National Absinthe Day

Absinthe is wrongly marketed as an anise-flavored Liqueur. In actuality, it is a distilled spirit like vodka, rum, and whiskey, not a true liqueur. Absinthe is made by infusing wormwood, fennel, anise and other herbs into alcohol through distillation.
The creation of absinthe is credited to Pierre Ordinaire, a French doctor. He developed and prescribed the elixir in the early 19th century as a cure for many illnesses. Also known as The Green Fairy, The Green Goddess or The Green Lady, myth has it that absinthe fuels the fires of creativity, causes hallucinations, and in cases of excess consumption, leads to madness, and was rumored the be the libation of choice for artists and writers of the 19th century. Absinthe was banned in Europe and America in the early 1900’s after a French laborer murdered his children and pregnant wife after drinking too much absinthe. He claimed that it caused him to hallucinate. However, studies have since proven that absinthe is not hallucinogenic, and the ban was eventually lifted.
Absinthe has a strong licorice flavor and is often served with ice, a sugar cube placed on a slotted spoon over the glass and water poured over the sugar. Absinthe has a higher alcohol content than many other spirits, so keep that in mind when celebrating National Absinthe Day. It is important to drink responsibly. March 5th was chosen as the date to celebrate Absinthe Day as a nod to Pernod, the major brand of absinthe in Europe, and was the date, in 2013, that the approval for their final label for Pernod Fils Absinthe became official.

More Holidays

The holiday below is too frivolous for even me to cover in detail. I have provided a link to satisfy the curiosity of my few readers with a Frat-boy mentality.

Cinco de Marcho

On This Date

  • In 1616 – Nicolaus Copernicus’ revolutionary book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium was banned by the Catholic Church. In the book, Copernicus claimed that the Earth revolves around the sun. The Church maintained Ptolemy’s geocentric system. The book is considered a milestone in the history of astronomy.
  • In 1623 – The first alcohol temperance law in the colonies was enacted in Virginia.
  • In 1624 – In Virginia, the upper class was exempted from whipping by legislation.
  • In 1770 – “The Boston Massacre” took place when British troops fired on a crowd in Boston killing five people. Two British troops were later convicted of manslaughter.
  • In 1836 – Samuel Colt manufactured the first pistol (.34-caliber).
  • In 1845 – Congress appropriated $30,000 to ship camels to the western United States.
  • In 1868 – The Senate was organized into a court of impeachment to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson.
  • In 1872 – George Westinghouse patented the air brake. He is credited with the design of the railway braking system that uses compressed air.
  • In 1912 – The Italians became the first to use dirigibles for military purposes. They used them for reconnaissance flights behind Turkish lines west of Tripoli.
  • In 1922 – Annie Oakley broke all existing records for women’s trap shooting. She hit 98 out of 100 targets.
  • In 1924 – Frank Caruana of Buffalo, NY, became the first bowler to roll two perfect games in a row.
  • In 1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered a four-day bank holiday in order to stop large amounts of money from being withdrawn from banks.
  • In 1943 – Germany called fifteen and sixteen-year-old young men for military service due to war losses.
  • In 1946 – Winston Churchill delivered his “Iron Curtain Speech”.
  • In 1953 – Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin died. He had been in power for 29 years.
  • In 1956 – The Supreme Court affirmed the ban on segregation in public schools.
  • In 1960 – Alberto Korda took his famous picture of revolutionary Che Guevara. The iconic photograph, called Guerrillero Heroico, was taken at a memorial service for the victims of the La Coubre explosion.
  • In 1970 – The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty went into force. Nuclear powers China, Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France initiated the treaty in 1968. It has since been ratified by 190 nations around the world.
  • In 1976 – The British pound fell below the equivalent of $2 for the first time in history.
  • In 1981 – The home computer ZX81 was launched. The British ZX81 was one of the world’s first home computer. and had over 1.5 million sales.
  • In 1982 – John Belushi died in Los Angeles of a drug overdose at the age of 33.
  • In 1984 – The Supreme Court ruled that cities had the right to display the Nativity scene as part of their Christmas display.
  • In 1993 – Sprinter Ben Johnson was banned from racing for life by the Amateur Athletic Association after testing positive for banned performance-enhancing substances for a second time.
  • In 1998 – It was announced that Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins would lead a crew of Columbia on a mission to launch a large X-ray telescope. She was the first woman to command a space shuttle mission.
  • In 2004 – Martha Stewart was found guilty of lying about the reason for selling 3,298 shares of ImClone Systems stock, conspiracy, making false statement and obstruction of justice.

Noteworthy Birthdays

If you were born on this date, Happy Birthday. You share your birthday with the following list of illustrious individuals – and about 20-million other people.

  • Antoine Cadillac 1658 – Founder of Detroit, MI.
  • Elisha Harris 1824 – Politician.
  • James Merrit Ives 1824 – Lithographer.
  • Frank Norris 1870 – Author.
  • Emmett J. Culligan 1893 – Water treatment pioneer.
  • Rex Harrison 1908 – Actor.
  • James B. Sikking 1934 – Actor.
  • Dean Stockwell 1936 – Actor.
  • Samantha Eggar 1939 – Actress.
  • Michael Warren 1946 – Actor.
  • Eddie Hodges 1947  – Child actor.
  • Penn Jillette 1955 – Magician.
  • Teena Marie 1956 – Singer.
  • Andy Gibb 1958 – Singer.
  • Kevin Connolly 1974 – Actor.
  • Eva Mendes 1975 – Actress.
  • Niki Taylor 1975 – Model.

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