What’s Going on Tomorrow…11/13/2019

Dad Joke of the Day: What kind of car does a sheep drive? A Lamborghini, but if that breaks down they drive their SuBAHHru.

Quote of the Day: Remember, 3/4 of the word can’t is can

November 13th in History:
1947
– The Avtomat Kalashnikov was first manufactured in the Soviet Union, becoming the preferred weapon of choice around the world. Of the 500 million plus firearms in the world, over 75 million of them are AK-47’S.

1954
– Great Britain defeats France in the first Rugby League World Cup. Of the 15 tournaments, Australia hold 11 titles.

1956
– The Supreme Court of the United States declared that the Alabama law requiring segregated buses was illegal. Putting an end to the Montgomery Bus Boycott that began on December 5th – 1955 after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white person.

November 13th is National…
Sadie Hawkins Day – originated in Al Capp’s cartoon “Lil Abner” when the mayor of Dogpatch was desperate to marry off his daughter. So he created Sadie Hawkins day. The idea was that a race was held where the single boys were given a head start and then chased by the single girls. If the girl could catch a boy, then he had to marry her.

Indian Pudding Day – English colonist introduced ‘Hasty Pudding’ to America in the 17th century. However, due to a shortage of grain, they substituted the wheat with cornmeal and the water with milk to create Indian pudding. So named because they had learned to grow corn from the indigenous people.

• World Kindness Day – Started in 1998 and has spread to more than 28 countries. There are very few things more infectious than kindness. Studies have proven that when we see an act of kindness we are more likely to do an act of kindness. Each of us has the potential to make someone’s life a little better, all it takes is a smile, a kind word or even a little patience. All of which we possess an unlimited supply of and are free to give away.

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What’s Going on Tomorrow…11/12/2019


Dad Joke of the Day: What’s America’s favorite soda? Mini soda.

Quote of the Day: If you want the rainbow, you have to tolerate the rain.

Today in History:
2001
– American Airlines Flight 587, on route from New York City to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, crashes shortly after takeoff into the Rockaway neighbourhood of the borough of Queens, killing 260 people on the airplane and several people on the ground.

1938
– German government imposed fine of one billion marks on German Jews, ordered them to pay for all property damage in semi-pogroms of Nov. 10 and 11, barred them from operating retail or mail-order establishments after Jan. 1, 1939, and prohibited them from attending any theatre, concert, or lecture.

1980
– The U.S. space probe Voyager 1 reached the planet Saturn.

November 12th is National…
• French Dip Day – In 1908, Cole’s French Dip originated the sandwich which consists of hot beef or pork on a French roll (cheese is optional). The sandwich is then dipped into au jus for 2-3 seconds allowing the bread to soak up the au jus. National French Dip Day was created in 2018 in honor of the 110th anniversary of their opening in historic downtown Los Angeles.
Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day – This annual pizza holiday is dedicated to olives, pepperoni, sausage, peppers, and onions…we’ll even go for some ham and pineapple. Just no fishy business or it’s no pizza for you.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Day – Pick up a book, meditate or go for a long walk, reflect on who you are and your achievements.

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What’s Going on Tomorrow…11/11/2019

Today in History:

1880
– Australian outlaw Ned Kelly is hanged in a Melbourne jail after having been convicted of a series of robberies and murders. One of the last bushrangers, and by far the most famous, he is best known for wearing a suit of bulletproof armor during his final shootout with the police.

2005
– Science magazine publishes a report on the discovery of a new species of marine crocodile that lived some 135 million years ago, in the time of dinosaurs; the new creature, Dakosaurus andiniensis, is unique among crocodiles in that its head resembles that of a Tyrannosaurus rex.

2002
– Microsoft chairman Bill Gates pledges to donate $100 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to combat the spread of HIV infection in India.

November 11th is National…

Sundae Day – 1892 – Ithaca, NY has the oldest known record for this tasty ice cream desert with a public advertisement for a Cherry Sunday. According to legend, Reverend John M. Scott stopped to order a bowl of ice cream at Platt & Colt Pharmacy, where Chester Platt, proprietor, began preparing the ice cream for his customer, he didn’t stop at just a couple of scoops of vanilla. Platt drizzled cherry syrup over the ice cream and topped them with a bright red, candied cherry. The dessert looked and tasted so delightful it required its own name. Since the day was Sunday, it was named for the day it was created.
However, the origin of the dessert is still debated today. According to rumor, in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, Druggist Edward Berners served the first ice cream sundae in 1881when George Hallauer ordered an ice cream soda on a Sunday. Ordinances at the time prohibited the sale of ice cream sodas on the Sabbath. So Berners came up with a compromise. He served the ice cream in a dish minus the soda and topped it with chocolate syrup. Given the day, he called it a Sundae.

Veterans Day – honors military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. The federal holiday coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which marks the end of World War I.

Singles Day – International (China) – Singles Day was created to celebrate being single.
China is the most populous country in the world with a population of 1.4 billion people. There are approximately 118 boys born for every 100 girls. For more than 3 decades, the one-child policy was enforced in China. Since males were valued more than females 37 million Chinese girls were aborted, abandoned, or killed. This gender disparity helped to create a culture of bachelors in China. Singles Day (also known as Bachelor’s Day) was created for men who chose to live a single lifestyle. Today both men and women celebrate the day. This holiday has become the largest offline and online shopping day in the world, far exceeding Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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What’s Going on Tomorrow…11/10/2019

Dad Joke of the Day: What did the alien say to the pitcher of water? Take me to your liter.

Quote of the Day: The three best healers are nature, time and patience.

Today in History:
1982
– The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, designed by Maya Lin, was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1998
–Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Del Shannon, Curtis Mayfield, Dusty Springfield, Billy Joel, the Staple Singers, Charles Brown, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys as well as producer George Martin were named as the 1999 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1993
– A tour bus carrying 46 persons skids off a rain-slicked highway near Canterbury, England, and plunges down an embankment, apparently after hitting a van and spinning out of control; 10 persons lose their lives, and more than 35 are injured.

November 9th is National…
Marine Corps Birthday – The Continental Marines was first established by the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775, leading up to the American Revolution. Two battalions of Marines fought for independence both on land and at sea.
Forget-Me-Not Day – Created in 1921 to remind Americans of the sacrifices returning soldiers have made of body, blood, and limb.
Vanilla Cupcake Day – Cupcakes can be traced back to 1796 when a recipe notation for a cake to be baked in small cups was written in American Cookery (by Amelia Simmons). The earliest known documentation of the term cupcake was in 1828 in Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats in Eliza Leslie’s Receipts cookbook. Other popular names for this tasty treat are Fairy cakes or Patty cakes.

Don’t forget my friends that November is also National:
Adopt A Senior Pet Month
Aviation History Month
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Epilepsy Awareness Month
Family Stories Month
Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
Historic Bridge Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Movember
MADD’s Tie One On For Safety Holiday Campaign (11/16-12/31)
Military Family Month
National Adoption Month
National Alzheimer’s Disease Month
National COPD Month
National Diabetes Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Fun with Fondue Month
National Gratitude Month
National Home Care & Hospice Month
National Impotency Month
National Inspirational Role Models Month
National Life Writing Month

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