April 24th – National Teach Your Children to Save Day

April 24, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning my frugal friends. Today is Monday, April 24, 2017. Today’s reasons to celebrate are:

National Teach Your Children to Save Day

National Teach Your Children to Save Day is an educational program that was established by the American Bankers Association, aiming to encourage young people to develop good savings habits early in life. Toward this end, banking volunteers give presentations to school-age children to teach them, not only about saving money but also about other financial matters such as spending, donating and investing. Local Banks schedule presentations in schools as part of their efforts.
As parents, it is your responsibility to teach your children about the importance of saving for things they want. Don’t just buy them the latest game for their game console, make them save for it. Have them set aside a certain portion of their allowance each week, and give them simple chores to do around the house to earn extra money so they can earn the money faster.
By teaching your children to save at an early age, you are providing them with the tools they will need for success in the future.

World Day for Laboratory Animals

World Day For Animals In Laboratories (also known as World Lab Animal Day) was established in 1979 by the British National Anti-Vivisection Society.
Today the event is marked by demonstrations and protests by groups opposed to the use of animals in research. In April 2010, protesters marched through central London calling for an end to the use of animals in research. A similar march took place in Birmingham in 2012 and Nottingham in 2014.
World Day for Animals In Laboratories has also attracted attention from scientific groups defending the use of animals in research.
On 22 April 2009 students at UCLA organized a “Pro-Test” rally in support of biomedical research on animals, and to condemn the violence and harassment directed at faculty members by animal activists.
The National Anti-Vivisection Society and other groups opposed to animal research have claimed that World Day For Animals In Laboratories is recognized by the United Nations, however, the day is not included on the official list of United Nations observances.

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day 

Genocide Remembrance Day is a national holiday in Armenia and is observed by Armenians in communities with a large Armenian population dispersed around the world on April 24 of each year. It is held annually in remembrance of Armenian Genocide from 1915 to 1923, and to commemorate the victims. The date, April 24th, commemorates the deportation from the Ottoman (Turkish) capital in 1915, of hundreds of Armenian intellectuals, notables, and community leaders, most of whom would be executed.
On 9 April 1975, the House of Representatives passed Joint Resolution 148 designating April 24th as a National Day of Remembrance of Man’s Inhumanity to Man. The Resolution commemorated the victims of genocide, especially those of Armenian ancestry who succumbed to the genocide perpetrated in 1915, The resolution, however, failed to pass in the Senate Judiciary Committee due to President Gerald R. Ford’s strong opposition to what he saw as a threat to the country’s strategic alliance with Turkey.
In 1997 the California State Assembly declared 24 April as a Day of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide of 1915–1923.

National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day

The term Pigs-In-A-Blanket refers to a variety of different dishes served in different cultures around the world. In the United Kingdom, pigs-in-a-blanket are small sausages wrapped in bacon. People traditionally serve them as Christmas dinner appetizers. In Israel, kids enjoy Moshe Ba’Teiva (Moses in the Ark), which are miniature hot dogs rolled in a ketchup-covered puff pastry and baked in the oven. In Mexico, they are known as Salchitaco’s, a portmanteau of salchica (which means sausage). They are wrapped in tortillas before being deep-fried in sizzling hot vegetable oil. In China, Pigs-In-A-Blanket is known as “Lap Cheong Bao and the meat is wrapped in a pastry that is steamed instead of being fried or baked. Finland has a variation of Pigs-In-A-Blanket known as Nakkipiilo, (which means “hidden sausage”) which is the closest variation to what we know today as Pigs-In-A-Blanket.
In America, Pigs-in-a-Blanket is hot dogs or sausages wrapped in biscuit or croissant dough and baked. Culinary historians have tracked the first recipes for modern pigs in blankets, small cocktail franks baked in a flaky crust, to the 1950’s. The earliest recipe found in American cookbooks that was called “pigs in blankets” was published in 1930, but there was no Frankfurter or other sausages in that recipe, they were composed of oysters wrapped with bacon. IHOP (International House of Pancakes) even has their own version; a pork sausage link wrapped in a pancake.
These pastry-wrapped piggies are most likely direct descendants of Victorian-era canapés. No matter where you are or how you decide to enjoy your pigs-in-a-blanket, make this tasty finger food for dinner tonight.

More Holidays

On This Date

  • In 1800 – The Library of Congress was established with a $5,000 allocation.
  • In 1833 – A patent was granted for first soda fountain.
  • In 1877 – In the U.S., federal troops were ordered out of New Orleans. This was the end to the
  • North’s post-Civil War rule in the South.
  • In 1897 – William Price became the first to be named White House news reporter.
  • In 1898 – Spain declared war on the United States, rejecting America’s ultimatum for Spain to withdraw from Cuba.
  • In 1915 – The Ottoman Empire began its systematic extermination of Armenians. An estimated 1 million people were killed in the Armenian Massacres during and after World War I. The event is considered one of the first genocides in modern history.
  • In 1916 – Irish nationalist launched the Easter Rebellion against British occupation forces. They were overtaken several days later.
  • In 1944 – The first B-29 arrived in China, over the Hump of the Himalayas.
  • In 1948 – The Berlin airlift began to relieve the surrounded city.
  • In 1953 – Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • In 1957 – The Suez Canal reopened after the Suez Crisis. The conflict between Egypt on the one hand and France, the United Kingdom and Israel on the other, erupted in October 1956 when Egypt announced that the canal will be nationalized.
  • In 1961 – Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out 18 batters becoming the first major-league pitcher to do so on two different occasions.
  • In 1961 – U.S. President Kennedy accepted “sole responsibility” following Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.
  • In 1967 – The newest Greek regime banned miniskirts.
  • In 1973 – Albert Sabin reported that herpes viruses were factors in nine kinds of cancer.
  • In 1981 – The IBM Personal Computer was introduced.
  • In 1989 – Thousands of students began striking in Beijing.
  • In 1990 – The space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral, FL. It was carrying the $1.5 billion Hubble Space Telescope. Unhindered by the impurities and distortions of Earth’s atmosphere, the 2.4 meter (7.9 feet) aperture telescope has delivered some of the most spectacular images of the far reaches of the Universe.
  • In 1997 – The Senate ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention. The global treaty banned the development, production, storage and use of chemical weapons.
  • In 2005 – Joseph Ratzinger was inaugurated as Pope Benedict XVI. The German was considered a particularly conservative Pope – quite unlike his successor, Pope Francis.
  • In 2013 – In Bangladesh, the eight-storey Rana Plaza factory building near Dhaka collapsed. The worst building collapse disaster in modern history killed 1129 people, mostly workers who were trapped inside. The building was used by clothing factories producing garments for western markets, highlighting the disastrous working conditions in the industry.

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.

  • Jack E. Leonard 1911 – Comedian.
  • J.D. Cannon 1922 – Actor.
  • Freddy Scott 1933 – Singer.
  • Shirley MacLaine 1934 – Actress.
  • Jill Ireland 1936 – Actress.
  • Sue Grafton 1940 – Author.
  • Barbra Streisand 1942 – Singer.
  • Eric Bogosian 1953 – Actor.
  • Michael O’Keefe 1955 – Actor.
  • Glenn Morshower 1959 – Actor.
  • Djimon Hounsou 1964 – Actor.
  • Cedric the Entertainer 1964 – Actor, comedian.
  • Eric Balfour 1977 – Actor.
  • Rebecca Mader 1977 – Actress.
  • Kelly Clarkson 1982 – Singer.
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