START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
Group Discussions
Views in History
1 year ago

September 16, 1620 - Mayflower Day

mayflower

 102 passengers and crew set sail on the ocean blue from Plymouth, England.

1 year ago

September 18 - Cheeseburger Day

burger

 Invented by chef named Lionel Sternberger in Pasadena, California, USA

How do you like your cheeseburger?

http://www.cheese-burger.net/history

1 year ago

day

1 year ago

Nance, these are so interesting.  I love culture and history especially the not-so-well-known items like these. 

1 year ago

Very interesting about the hamburger, Nance!   Thanks for the thread

 

Why Is Roosevelt on the Dime?

In 1921, when Franklin D. Rooseveltwas stricken with a bout of polio that left him partially paralyzed, there were no organizations to lend support. Although Roosevelt had the money for the very best treatments for himself, he realized that there were thousands of others who did not. Also, at the time, there was no known cure for polio. In 1938, President Roosevelt helped establish the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (which later became known as the March of Dimes). This foundation was created to help care for polio patients and to help fund research to find a cure. Funding from the March of Dimes helped Jonas Salk discover a vaccine for polio. 

 

Soon after President Franklin D. Roosevelt's death in 1945, the public started sending letters to the United States Treasury Department requesting that Roosevelt's portrait be placed on a coin. The dime seemed the most appropriate coin because of Roosevelt's ties to the March of Dimes. The new dime was released to the public on Roosevelt's birthday, January 30, 1946.


September
1 year ago

Well...this is the last week of September....

Celebrate these days~

BABY

 

Classical Music Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Fall Hat Month

International Square Dancing Month

National Blueberry Popsicle Month

National Courtesy Month

National Piano Month

Baby Safety Month

Little League Month

Honey Month

Self Improvement Month

Better Breakfast Month

 

 

1 year ago

'Who wants gum? ....I do, I do."

Commercial I remember years ago.

gum

All chewing gum was originally made from the natural gum resin called chicle, which is obtained from the sapodilla tree.  Who invented 'gum'?

William Wriggly in 1914.

   The country with the largest number of chewing gum manufacturers is Turkey, with more then 60 companies manufacturing chewing gum!

  Many people that chew gum, say it is a stress relief.

1 year ago

Did you know which province in Canada is famous as the potato-growing province?

 

http://davidlansing.com/the-potato-hall-of-fame/


1 year ago

September 27 - Chocolate Milk Day

choc

Celebrate National Chocolate Milk Day! Who doesn't crave a nice, tall glass of frothy chocolate milk? Until the 1820s, drinking chocolate was fairly uncommon and no one knew how to produce a smooth chocolate taste in liquid form. In 1828 the Van Houten company in Amsterdam invented the cocoa pressing method. This produced a light, fluffy chocolate powder that could be easily dissolved in water or milk. Today, chocolate milk is a popular beverage for people of all ages.

Chocolate milk has surprising restorative properties. In 2006, the dairy industry conducted a study and discovered that chocolate milk helps athletes with muscle recovery. It provides nine essential nutrients, making it both delicious and nutritious!

Pour yourself a nice tall glass of chocolate milk in honor of National Chocolate Milk Day!

1 year ago

Fans of Johnny Mathis~ birthday today - September 30

Born in Texas, USA

1 year ago

October 1st - Homemade Cookies Day~

c

Today is Homemade Cookies Day! Rather than stop by the store for your favorite brand of cookie, bake up your own batch of cookies today! Whether you use a family recipe or browse online for a fun new recipe to try, today is the perfect day to bake up delicious cookies.

Cookies originated from extra cake batter that Dutch bakers experimented with cooking at varying oven temperatures. Eventually they got it right, realized how yummy they are, and named these tiny cakes "cookies!"

What's your favorite cookie ingredient - chocolate chips, peanut butter, nuts, sprinkles? There are too many types to name! To celebrate Homemade Cookies Day, find a great recipe and get creative in your kitchen today!

1 year ago

Peanuts Day - October 2

peanuts

Do you know their names? Who was the artist?

Click more to view:

http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Peanuts_characters

1 year ago

Such interesting facts, Nance!    I really like Johnny Mathis' music.   When I was a little girl he was so handsome and I said I was going to marry him when I grew up.  lol   The same with Elvis Presley.  haha!  Turkey leads in producing chewing gum?   Who would have thought?   I think Schultz is the artist, and there's Linus, Pigpen, Charlie, Snoopy....I forget the rest without Googling.  

1 year ago

Love them all too~Vicky

October 3 - Sherrif Andy Day

andy

1 year ago

October 4 - Lee Demin Day

leedenim


 One of the largest single-day fundraisers for breast cancer in the country. Since its inception in 1996, Lee National Denim Day has raised over $80 million for the fight against breast cancer.

Following their simple philosophy, “one day, one cause, one cure,” Lee Jeans invites companies to participate in the fundraiser and go casual for a cause. Employees are encouraged to wear jeans to work in exchange for a $5 contribution to the breast cancer fund. Nearly 1 million supporters take part in the fundraiser each year.

1 year ago

Month of October

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Lupus Awareness Month 

National Diabetes Month 

National Pizza Month



1 year ago

s

Spaghetti....I love it ...I love it...I do~

It’s National Pasta Day! Linguine, fettuccine, spaghetti, tortellini, ziti—the list of pastas is endless! Pasta is typically thought of as an Italian dish, but there is evidence that people living in Asia in 2000 BC made noodles with millet!

Pasta can be made dry (pasta secca) or fresh (pasta fresca). There are over 350 varieties of dried pasta in Italy. The highest quality of dried pasta is made with pure durum semolina flour and water. Did you know that a typical Italian person eats over sixty pounds of pasta per year? In comparison, Americans only eat around twenty pounds of pasta per person per year!

To celebrate National Pasta Day, enjoy a delightful dish of your favorite type of pasta topped with a scrumptious sauce!

October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month & National Breast Cancer Awareness Month & National Chili Month & National Dessert Month & National Pasta Month & National Roller Skating Month

This week is National Baking Week & National Cereal Lovers Week

1 year ago

Darn I missed National Spaghetti Day?   Spaghetti is one of my favorite foods.  Yummy!!!  Wow! 350 varieties of dried  pasta  in Italy?  And they average eating 60# per year per person?   Now that's a LOT of pasta.  I love watching old Andy Griffith shows with Barney Fife and Opie.  Good old days back then.   Thanks Nance for all these views in history. 

1 year ago

Today in History

October 27 

 

97   To placate the Praetorians of Germany, Nerva of Rome adopts Trajan, the Spanish-born governor of lower Germany.

1553   Michael Servetus, who discovered the pulmonary circulation of the blood, is burned for heresy in Switzerland.

1612   A Polish army that invaded Russia capitulates to Prince Dimitri Pojarski and his Cossacks.

1791   President George Washington transmits to Congress the results of the first US census, exclusive of South Carolina which had not yet submitted its findings.

1806   Emperor Napoleon enters Berlin.

1809   President James Madison orders the annexation of the western part of West Florida. Settlers there had rebelled against Spanish authority.

1862   A Confederate force is routed at the Battle of Georgia Landing, near Bayou Lafourche in Louisiana.

1870   The French fortress of Metz surrenders to the Prussian Army.

1873   Farmer Joseph F. Glidden applies for a patent on barbed wire. Glidden eventually received five patents and is generally considered the inventor of barbed wire.

1891   D. B. Downing, inventor, is awarded a patent for the street letter (mail) box.

1904   The New York subway officially opens running from the Brooklyn Bridge uptown to Broadway at 145th Street.

1907   The first trial in the Eulenberg Affair ends in Germany.

1917   20,000 women march in a suffrage parade in New York. As the largest state and the first on the East Coast to do so, New York has an important effect on the movement to grant all women the vote in all elections.

1922
  In Italy, liberal Luigi Facta's cabinet resigns after threats from Mussolini that "either the government will be given to us or we will seize it by marching on Rome." Mussolini calls for a general mobilization of all Fascists.

1927   Fox Movie-tone news, the first sound news film, is released.

1941   In a broadcast to the nation on Navy Day, President Franklin Roosevelt declares: "America has been attacked, the shooting has started." He does not ask for full-scale war yet, realizing that many Americans are not yet ready for such a step.

1954   Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the US Air Force.

1962   American U-2 reconnaissance plane shot down by a surface-to-air missile over Cuba, killing the pilot, Maj. Rudolf Anderson, the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

1962   Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev offers to remove Soviet missile bases in Cuba if the U.S. removes its missile bases in Turkey.

1964    The political career of future US president Ronald Reagan is launched when he delivers a speech on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.

1971   The Democratic Republic of the Congo renamed Zaire.

1986   London Stock Exchange rules change as Britain suddenly deregulates financial markets, an event called the Big Bang.

1988   US President Ronald Reagan decides to tear down a new US Embassy in Moscow because Soviet listening devices were built into the structure.

1997   Stock markets crash around the world over fears of a global economic meltdown.

1 year ago

Born on October 27

1728   Captain James Cook, British explorer.

1811   Isaac Singer, inventor of the sewing machine.

1858   Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States (1901-1909).

1914   Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet.

1923   Roy Lichtenstein, 'pop art' painter.

1927   Ruby Dee, actress and civil rights activist.

1932   Sylvia Plath, poet and novelist.

1939   John Cleese, actor-writer best known for comedy productions (Monty Python, Fawlty Towers).

1940   Maxine Hong Kingston, writer (The Woman Warrior, China Men).

1946   Peter Martins, Danish dancer and choreographer.

1950   Fran Leibowitz, writer (Metropolitan Life, Social Studies).

1958   Simon  Le Bon, lead singer of the band Duran Duran and Arcadia.

1975   Aron Ralston, outdoorsman, engineer, author; known for surviving an accident by amputating his own right forearm to escape from under a boulder that had trapped him for over five days.

1 year ago

Thank you~Vicky~

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week: November 1 - 7
National Cat Week - First week in November

Cats animal graphics

1 year ago

Thanks for the reminders of animal shelter & cat week, Nance.   I love the waving kitty. 

This thread is archived. To reply to it you must re-activate it.