A Tip of the Hat Goes to…
INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY thanks all of the people who give of their time to make a difference in their community. You really do make the world a better place.
Education and Information
NATIONAL AFL-CIO DAY commemorates the anniversary of the founding of this organization. In 1955, the American Federation of Labor joined with the Congress of Industrial Organizations to ensure worker safety, fair wages and equal opportunity.
Today’s Fashion Trends
NATIONAL BLUE JEANS DAY is all about the denim. Ditch your suits and dresses and sport your favorite pair of jeans today.
KRAMPUS NACHT brings a little horror to the season. Santa brings the presents; Krampus brings the coal – or so goes one of the legends surrounding this festival. This horned devil roams the streets tonight handing out sticks and twigs to children to remind them to be good…or else. The “or else” could be coal for Christmas, having their presents taken away or being eaten – depending on the story. Kinda gives new meaning to words of the song “you better watch out”.
INTERNATIONAL NINJA DAY stealthily comes to us from Ninja Burger. The origins of this faux burger company are shrouded in mystery, much like the ninja themselves, but their website is entertaining, and you get to be a ninja for a day. Just be careful who you try and sneak up on.
On Today’s Menu…
You have to travel all the way to Vienna to celebrate NATIONAL SACHER TORTE DAY. This decadent dessert is made up of layers of chocolate cake that have apricot jam spread between them and then topped off with chocolate icing. You could make your own, but the original recipe is kept a secret at the only places that serve the original – the Sacher Hotels in Vienna and Salzburg.
Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations
St. Nicholas Day
National Gazpacho Day
World Trick Shot Day
National Pawnbrokers Day
On this day…
1872 – The Mary Celeste, an American vessel, is found under full sail, with all of her provisions intact but no crew. Captain Benjamin Briggs, his wife and his 2-year-old daughter, along with 8 crewman set sail on November 7th from New York with 1700 barrels of crude alcohol. The ship was found 9 days and 500 miles away from when the captain made his last entry into his log. It was still on course. No one knows what happened to them to this day.
1876 – Daniel C. Stillson invents the pipe wrench
1929 – The American League for Physical Culture in New York City is founded – the first nudist organization
1933 – President Franklin Roosevelt signs the 21st Amendment and ends Prohibition. Bottoms up!
1945 – 5 U.S. Navy bombers disappear during a routine practice mission over the Bermuda Triangle. A rescue aircraft with a crew of 13 went looking for them and disappear as well. This is still a mystery.
1955 – The Montgomery Bus Boycott begins in support of Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement
1967 – Alan Ginsberg and Dr. Benjamin Spock are arrested during a Vietnam War protest
Happy Birthday to…
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for these wonderful people. Watch over them and bless them. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia; on this day.com
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