Saturday, March 08, 2014
Be Nasty Day
When : Always March 8th
It's Be Nasty Day!
There's naughty days, and nice days, and all sorts of goodie gumdrop days. So, it stands to reason that there will be a few negative type of days. This is one of them.
We hope you do not celebrate this day, and that it is not popular. If you do, please recognize that there is a big difference between being nasty and being cruel. Sending a few harmless Ecards may be a way to celebrate today.
Origin of "Be Nasty Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We do not create these days. We only report and document them.
This Day in History March 8th
Spanish explorer Diego García de Palacio first sights the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Copán. (1576)
Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion. (1618)
John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in England's North American colonies where a crime was not committed. (1655)
Treaty of Roskilde: After a devastating defeat in the Northern Wars (1655–1661), Frederick III, the King of Denmark-Norway is forced to give up nearly half his territory to Sweden to save the rest. (1658)
An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Paine, publishes "African Slavery in America", the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery. (1775)
Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt. (1777)
Gnadenhütten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians. (1782)
The New York Stock Exchange is founded. (1817)
King Oscar I ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway. (1844)
American Civil War: The iron-clad CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) is launched at Hampton Roads, Virginia. (1862)
French aviatrix Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a pilot's license. (1910)
International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany. (1911)
The United States Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule. (1917)
The Arab Kingdom of Syria, the first modern Arab state to come into existence, is established. (1920)
Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid. (1921)
The Castle Gate mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah. (1924)
Daytona Beach Road Course holds its first oval stock car race. (1936)
World War II: The Dutch surrender to Japanese forces on Java. (1942)
Thirteen thousand troops sent by the Kuomintang government of China arrived Taiwan after the 228 Incident and launched crackdowns which killed at least thousands of people, including many elites. This turned into a major root of the Taiwan independence movement. (1947)
Mildred Gillars ("Axis Sally") is condemned to prison for treason. (1949)
Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis. (1957)
The 1957 Georgia Memorial to Congress, which petitions the U.S. Congress to declare the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution null and void, is adopted by the U.S. state of Georgia. (1957)
A bomb planted by Irish Republicans destroys Nelson's Pillar in Dublin. (1966)
Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France. (1974)
The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4. (1978)
Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time. (1979)
U.S. President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an "evil empire". (1983)
Friday, March 07, 2014
Employee Appreciation Day
When : First Friday in March
If the boss can get a Bosses Day, then it's only fair and appropriate that you, the employee, gets a day in your honor. Employee Appreciation Day honors employees everywhere.
Celebrations today should be created and executed by your company. Recognitions vary widely, and may include a lunch, snack, cakes, or other munchies, and small recognition gifts. Don't expect a day off. Chances are, it just won't happen.
As we researched this day, we wondered if it was a coincidence that Employee's Day and Bosses Day are six months apart.....hmmmmmm.
Origin of "Employee Appreciation Day":
According to David Nuualiitia "Employee Appreciation Day first arrived on calendars in 1995. One of Recognition Professionals International’s founding Board members, Bob Nelson, together with his publishing company, Workman Publishing, created Employee Appreciation Day as a way of focusing the attention of all employers, in all industries on employee recognition."
There are a lot of local and company specific celebrations for Employee Day and week. They are spread across the year.
This Day in History March 7
Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire. (321)
Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives. (1799)
Senator Daniel Webster gives his "Seventh of March" speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war. (1850)
American Civil War: Union forces defeat Confederate troops at the Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas. (1862)
Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone. (1876)
The German liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse becomes the first ship to send wireless signals to shore. (1900)
Monopoly board game is invented (1933)
World War II (Prelude to): In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland. (1936)
World War II: American troops seize the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen. (1945)
Cold War: The Soviet Union issues a statement denying that Klaus Fuchs served as a Soviet spy. (1950)
Korean War: Operation Ripper – United Nations troops led by General Matthew Ridgeway begin an assault against Chinese forces. (1951)
Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama. (1965)
Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnamese military begin Operation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding Mỹ Tho. (1968)
The song "We Are the World" receives its international release. (1985)
Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor. (1986)
Copyright Law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use. (1994)
The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched. (2009)
Thursday, March 06, 2014
National Frozen Food Day
When : Always March 6th
National Frozen Food Day celebrates all those yummy foods and snacks in your freezer. Sure, the invention of the freezer made this day possible. But, the methods and techniques of preparing and freezing foods is what makes frozen foods taste great, look great and store in a frozen state until you need them.
Imagine how your busy life would be if you didn't have a frozen dinner to pop into the microwave in between a late day at work and your evening event. You'd have to stop and make a dinner from scratch!
Thanks to the frozen food industry, you can (and should ) celebrate Frozen Food Day in true frozen food manner:
Start your day with by popping a frozen breakfast into the microwave.
For lunch, select among a wide array of frozen lunch treats.
Take a trip to the grocery store to buy some frozen food, any will do.
Dinner: If you are in a hurry, you're in luck. The selection of dinner entrees is seemingly endless.
Snack time is the perfect time for ......ice cream!
Did you know? Frozen foods first hit store shelves in 1930 in Springfield, Ma. Who developed the process? ...... Clarence Birdseye.
Origin of "National Frozen Food Day":
Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 193, designated March 6, 1984, as ``Frozen Food Day'' and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation upon this occasion.
In Proclamation #5157, President Ronald Reagan said: "Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 6, 1984, as Frozen Food Day, and I call upon the American people to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities." And, so this became a true National day of recognition and celebration.
President Reagan's Proclamation
This Day in History March 6th
The Roman Emperor Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the Emperor (12 BC)
Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam. (1521)
The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement. (1788)
The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, brings Maine into the Union as a free state, and makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free. (1820)
York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto. (1834)
Texas Revolution: Battle of the Alamo – After a thirteen day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers, including frontiersman Davy Crockett and colonel Jim Bowie, defending the Alamo are killed and the fort is captured. (1836)
The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case. (1857)
Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society. (1869)
Bayer registers "Aspirin" as a trademark. (1899)
Norman Rockwell published Freedom from Want in the The Saturday Evening Post with a matching essay by Carlos Bulosan as part of the Four Freedoms series. (1943)
World War II: Cologne is captured by American Troops. (1945)
Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union. (1946)
The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins. (1951)
Georgy Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. (1953)
Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962 begins on the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States. (1962)
Nation of Islam's Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali. (1964)
Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States. (1967)
Three black males are executed by Rhodesia, the first executions since UDI, prompting international condemnation. (1968)
For the first time the Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy is shown in motion to a national TV audience by Robert J. Groden and Dick Gregory. (1975)
Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute. (1975)
After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time. (1981)
The first United States Football League game is played. (1983)
The British ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in about 90 seconds killing 193. (1987)
Ed Yielding and Joseph T. Vida set the transcontinental speed record flying a SR-71 Blackbird from Los Angeles to Virginia in 64 minutes, averaging 2,124 mph. (1990)
The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers. (1992)
A suicide bomber kills 68 people (including first responders) in Baghdad on the same day that a gunman kills eight students in Jerusalem. (2008)
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Multiple Personality Day
When : Always March 5th
Multiple Personality Day is an opportunity to get in touch with yourselves.
Someone with a split personality has two personalities. Someone with multiple personalities has more than two personalities. Its a psychological disorder that we hope none of our readers have.
Don't be surprised to find yourself surrounded by people who are talking to themselves today. You might find yourself talking to yourself, too!
When you wish someone "Happy Multiple Personalty Day", you may need to do so multiple times, once for each personality.
Origin of "Multiple Personality Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Perhaps, the creator assumed his other half would record it.
This Day in History March 5th
King Henry VII of England issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorising them to explore unknown lands. (1496)
Nicolaus Copernicus's book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is banned by the Catholic Church (1616)
Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans. (1766)
Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, and a boy, are killed by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence) five years later. At a subsequent trial the soldiers are defended by future U.S. president John Adams. (1770)
Samuel Colt patents the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber. (1836)
George Westinghouse patents the air brake. (1872)
Moro Rebellion: United States Army troops bring overwhelming force against the native Moros in the First Battle of Bud Dajo, leaving only six survivors. (1906)
Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, employing them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines. (1912)
The British Viceroy of India, Governor-General Edward Frederick Lindley Wood and Mohandas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) sign an agreement envisaging the release of political prisoners and allowing salt to be freely used by the poorest members of the population. (1931)
Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "bank holiday", closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial transactions. (1933)
Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party receives 43.9% at the Reichstag elections. This later allows the Nazis to pass the Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship. (1933)
Members of Soviet politburo, including general secretary Joseph Stalin, sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, known also as the Katyn massacre. (1940)
First flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom. (1943)
World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in the western Ukrainian SSR. (1944)
Winston Churchill coins the phrase "Iron Curtain" in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri. (1946)
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations. (1970)
Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal. (1974)
The Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (1978)
Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by "off the scale" gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters. (1979)
America's Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles. (1979)
The ZX81, a pioneering British home computer, is launched by Sinclair Research and would go on to sell over 1.5 million units around the world. (1981)
In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre. (2013)
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Holy Experiment Day
When : Always March 4th
Holy Experiment Day is a day to try something religious. It is a chance to try something, or ask for something, and to measure the results.
There are a lot of things that can be viewed as religious or holy experiments. Some examples could be:
Pray for someone to get better
Pray for snow (or not)
Pray for your team to win the superbowl
Pray someone will ask you on a date
Try saying grace at dinner and see if others join you
Try to get a person to attend religious services
Plan to convert someone to your religion
In our examples above, God may grant all, some, or none of the desired results. He may be too busy with the problems of the world to make it snow. He definitely doesn't have a favorite sports team. The Lord truely works in mysterious ways. Sometimes, he has his own plans for an outcome that we may not understand.
We don't want to discourage holy experiments. Quite the opposite, we think they are good. We just believe you shouldn't judge the results. Your religious beliefs will be strengthen and you will be closer to God. So, participate in Holy Experiment Day to its fullest.
Origin of "Holy Experiment Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did find references to the usage of holy experiments in people's lives.
This Day in History March 4th
Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth). (51)
Frederick I Barbarossa is elected King of the Germans. (1152)
The Battle of the Sit River is fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal during the Mongol invasion of Russia. (1238)
Wars of the Roses in England: Lancastrian King Henry VI is deposed by his House of York cousin, who then becomes King Edward IV. (1461)
Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal, aboard his ship Niña from his voyage to what is now The Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean. (1493)
Hernán Cortés arrives in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth. (1519)
The Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a Royal charter. (1528)
John Flamsteed is appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England. (1675)
Charles II grants a land charter to William Penn for the area that will later become Pennsylvania. (1681)
American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army fortifies Dorchester Heights with cannon, leading the British troops to abandon the Siege of Boston. (1776)
In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the United States Constitution into effect. The United States Bill of Rights is written and proposed to Congress. (1789)
A Constitutional Act is introduced by the British House of Commons in London which envisages the separation of Canada into Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario). (1791)
Vermont is admitted to the United States as the fourteenth state. (1791)
The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed by the U.S. Congress. (1794)
Castle Hill Rebellion: Irish convicts rebel against British colonial authority in the Colony of New South Wales. (1804)
Americans defeat the British at the Battle of Longwoods between London, Ontario and Thamesville, near present-day Wardsville, Ontario. (1814)
The city of Chicago is incorporated. (1837)
The first national flag of the Confederate States of America (the "Stars and Bars") is adopted. (1861)
The third and final national flag of the Confederate States of America is adopted by the Confederate Congress. (1865)
Britain's first electric trams run in east London. (1882)
The longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland, measuring 1,710 feet (520 m) long, is opened by the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII. (1890)
The Collinwood School Fire, Collinwood near Cleveland, Ohio, kills 174 people. (1908)
U.S. President William Taft used what became known as a Saxbe fix, a mechanism to avoid the restriction of the U.S. Constitution's Ineligibility Clause, to appoint Philander C. Knox as U.S. Secretary of State (1909)
The United States Department of Labor is formed. (1913)
Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives. (1917)
The first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic. (1918)
The USS Cyclops departs from Barbados and is never seen again, presumably lost with all hands in the Bermuda Triangle. (1918)
Frances Perkins becomes United States Secretary of Labor, the first female member of the United States Cabinet. (1933)
World War II: The Battle of the Bismarck Sea in the South West Pacific comes to an end. (1943)
World War II: After the success of Big Week, the USAAF begins a daylight bombing campaign of Berlin. (1944)
The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90. (1957)
People magazine is published for the first time in the United States as People Weekly. (1974)
Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister. (1980)
Bertha Wilson is appointed the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada. (1983)
The Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS infection, used since then for screening all blood donations in the United States. (1985)
The Soviet Vega 1 begins returning images of Halley's Comet and the first images of its nucleus. (1986)
Sheikh Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of Kuwait, returns to his country for the first time since Iraq's invasion. (1991)
A derailed train in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, US, causes the emergency evacuation of 2,300 people for 16 days. (1996)
Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex. (1998)
Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers and 200 Al-Qaeda Fighters are killed as American forces attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission. (2002)
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