Golfers, Safety Pins, ASPCA, Farm Animals, Siblings, Salvation Army, Young Writers, and Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

April 10, 2021 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

According to the National Day Calendar, there are more than 1500 national days every year – meaning that there is at least one holiday for every day in the calendar year. All you have to do is choose which holiday(s) you want to celebrate.
With that said, today’s holidays are listed below — so let the festivities begin. 

Good morning linksters. Today is Saturday, April 10, 2021. Today is the 100thd day of the year, and 265 days remain.

 Golf (Golfer’s) Day

National Golf (Golfer’s) Day is celebrated annually on April 10th. You needn’t be Tiger Woods to ascertain that this holiday celebrates all things golf.
On April 10, 1916, the first professional golf tournament began, and that this is likely the reason Golf (Golfer’s) Day is celebrated today. Another possible reason for celebrating this holiday on this date is that it marks the date in 1924 when the tubular steel golf club shaft was approved for championship play.
Personally, I haven’t played a round of “cow pasture pool” in almost two decades. I was never any good at it anyway. If you are a golfer, today is a good day, weather permitting, to celebrate Golf (Golfer’s) Day by getting out on the links and playing a round of golf – unless you would really rather get started on your wife’s “honey-do” list.
Author’s Note:
Alas! poor O. J. Simpson spent endless days “searching” golf courses across America for the “real murderers” of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Perhaps if he weren’t incarcerated for another unrelated crime, today would be the day that he finally found the “real” culprits. Drat the luck!

Safety Pin Day 

Safety Pin Day is celebrated annually on April 10th. You don’t need an advanced degree in engineering to deduce that this holiday celebrates the ingenious, yet simple device that has held things together for over 170 years – the safety pin. This holiday celebrates the date that the first patent for a safety pin was issued to Walter Hunt in 1849.
Poor, hapless Walter Hunt had no trouble thinking up new ideas. He invented the machine for spinning flax, a fire engine gong, a forest saw, and a stove that burned hard coal. Although his inventions worked flawlessly, he simply did not have the knack for making money from them. After incurring a $15.00 debt to a friend, Walter decided to invent something new and use the proceeds from that invention to repay the debt. From a piece of brass wire about eight inches long, coiled at the center and shielded at one end, he made the first safety pin. He took out a patent on his invention, which was approved on this date. He then sold the rights to his new invention for $400.00, paid his friend back the $15.00, and had $385.00 to spare. Then he watched his latest creation go on to become a million-dollar money earner – for someone else.
To celebrate Safety Pin Day, find one of these handy devices and put it to use today.
Author’s Note:
Unless you sew or are a “Punk Rocker”, you probably have little use for safety pins these days. With that said, I always carry a safety pin with me – just in case I have a ‘wardrobe malfunction’.

 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Day 

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Day is celebrated annually on April 10th. As you might surmise, this holiday pays tribute to the ASPCA and all of the work they do in preventing animal cruelty.
On this date in 1866, the New York legislature passed a charter to form the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Today, the ASPCA has a number of programs. They sponsor pet adoption and offer education concerning proper pet care. They also endeavor to provide positive outcomes for at-risk animals and help victims of animal cruelty. They are a non-profit organization with over a million members nationwide.
It’s a sad fact that today, half the dogs and 70% of cats in shelters are euthanized because no one adopts them. If you are looking for a family pet, don’t go to a pet store or a “puppy mill”. Instead, celebrate American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Day by visiting your local ASPCA. They always have a wide variety of loving animals just waiting for a “forever home”. If not, today would be a good day to visit your local ASPCA and leave a generous donation.

National Farm Animals Day

National Farm Animals Day is celebrated annually on April 10th. You don’t need an advanced degree in animal husbandry to conclude that this holiday pays tribute to livestock – just not in the way you’re probably thinking.
This holiday is the brainchild of Colleen Paige; a self-proclaimed Animal Rescuer, vegetarian, and “Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert.” According to her, National Farm Animals Day is a special day and is vital to raise awareness about the plight of slaughter animals, as well as to find homes for abandoned and abused farm animals.
Whatever! If you agree with Ms. Paige and feel like donating to this cause, celebrate National Farm Animals Day by doing so. Otherwise, why not pay a visit to your local ‘petting zoo’ with your children or grandchildren. Then, take them out for a tasty steak or pork chop dinner, or some burgers, or some fried chicken – then tell them that the food they’re eating comes from the animals they just visited at the zoo. It will be a good learning experience for them – that is, once they stop crying.

National Sibling Day

National Sibling Day is celebrated annually on April 10th. You needn’t be a genealogist to glean that this holiday is a day to appreciate and cherish your brothers and sisters. Claudia A. Evart initiated National Sibling Day after the tragic deaths of her brother and sister.
Our siblings are often our best friends and closest confidants. So, if they live nearby, visit them today in celebration of National Sibling Day. If they live far away, call them or send them a card. If you are at odds with them, reach out today and try to mend fences. If they reject your overture, at least you tried.

Salvation Army Founder’s Day

Salvation Army Founder’s Day is celebrated annually on April 10th.  As you can easily infer, this holiday honors the founder of the Salvation Army, William booth, who was born on this date in 1829.
Mr. Booth was a Methodist minister who began an evangelical ministry known as the Christian Mission in the East End of London in 1865 and established mission stations to feed and house the poor. In 1878, he changed the name of his organization to the Salvation Army. Today, the Salvation Army operates in 126 countries and provides services in 175 different languages.
To celebrate Salvation Army Founder’s Day, learn more about the Salvation Army and the services they provide to people in need.

Encourage a Young Writer Day

Encourage a Young Writer Day is celebrated annually on April 10th. As the holiday’s name implies, this holiday is a day set aside to inspire and encourage any ‘budding authors’ you know to continue in their pursuits.
Writing is a great way to develop basic communication skills. It gives people the ability to express themselves and teaches them how to convey their thoughts to others. It also can help increase one’s vocabulary because the more words you know, the better able you are to succinctly get your point across.
If there is a child in your life that loves to tell stories, has a vivid imagination, or passion for expression, celebrate Encourage a Young Writer Day by encouraging them to write stories, write poetry, or at least, start writing journals or a BLOG online to record their thoughts. Who knows, they might soon be in some pretty great company.
Listed below are some famous writers who began writing at an early age:

  • C.S. Lewis – starting writing the Chronicles of Narnia at the age of 8 or 9.
  • Stephen King – was 13 when he sold his first story for a quarter.
  • Anne Frank – starting writing the Diary of Anne Frank at the age of 13.

National Cinnamon Crescent (Croissant) Day 

National Cinnamon Crescent (Croissant) Day is celebrated annually on April 10th. An advanced degree in the culinary arts is not needed to determine that this holiday celebrates cinnamon crescent rolls – a flakier version of the breakfast staple – cinnamon rolls.
People have been making croissant pastries since the 13th century, but cinnamon has been around even longer. The first record of the spice appears in a Chinese manuscript dating back to 2800 BC. Cinnamon was used by ancient Egyptians as part of the mummy embalming process. Throughout history, people have used cinnamon to preserve meat, flavor their beverages, and cure certain ailments. In Ancient Rome, people valued cinnamon more than silver and gold, and spices remained a highly prized luxury good through the Middle Ages. In fact, you could determine a person’s social rank by the number of spices they could afford.
In modern times, cinnamon is primarily grown in tropical areas such as South America and the West Indies. Today, cinnamon is still one of the most popular spices and is a key ingredient in many baked goods.
Cinnamon crescent rolls are essentially cinnamon rolls that are made using crescent roll dough (which may either be bought or made at home) filled with cinnamon, sugar, butter, and sometimes raisins. They may also be frosted if desired. So basically, they are fancy-schmancy cinnamon rolls. Making cinnamon crescent rolls is time-consuming because of the complicated process involved in making croissants, so if you’re going to celebrate national Cinnamon Crescent (Croissant) Day you’d better get started. However, if you aren’t feeling overly pretentious today, you can celebrate this holiday by making a batch of just plain ole cinnamon rolls instead of using the more complicated and time-consuming croissant dough. No one will be the wiser. Your secret will be safe with me.

Listed below are some other holidays celebrated on this date that are worthy of mention. 

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