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Daily Holidays September 14

Eat a Hoagie Day We’re all familiar with the sub sandwich or ‘Hoagie‘, and Eat a Hoagie Day is an excuse to enjoy a mouth-watering, giant sandwich crammed with all your favorites. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/eat-a-hoagie-day/


Republican Eric Greitens doubles down on desire to lower your wages

Eric Greitens, the Republican nominee for governor, has doubled down on his commitment to drive down the wages of Missouri workers by stating unequivocally that he supports passage of an anti-worker, wage depressing, so-called “right-to-work” law.

“Eric absolutely believes right-to-work is a necessary step to create good paying jobs, and he will sign it as governor,” said a statement issued by Greitens’ campaign for an article written last week by St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Kevin McDermott.

Ignoring the fact that all the data shows RTW actually drives down wages, and that in RTW states, the median household income is $4,613 LESS than in worker-friendly states without this onerous law, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce continues to be its major proponent.

Of course, they represent Corporate CEOs and not working Missourians.


Daily Holidays September 13

National Peanut Day Did you know that peanuts have almost zero cholesterol? That’s just one of many reasons why peanuts are such a popular ingredient, snack and superfood! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/peanut-day/

Fortune Cookie Day Add a little fun and excitement to your life by celebrating Fortune Cookie Day. These engaging biscuits always have a suitably general clairvoyant message inside which normally promises good health, luck or fortune to the recipient. It’s always nice to get an assurance of pleasant things to come, so a Fortune Cookie or two is just the thing to provide an intriguing and delightful break in the day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/fortune-cookie-day/

Positive Thinking Day Positive Thinking Day is a time set aside each year to concentrate on all things positive. An American entrepreneur started this day in 2003 so that people could commemorate the many rewards that can be found in thinking positively. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/positive-thinking-day/


Daily Holidays September 12

National Chocolate Milkshake Day Dating from 1885, Chocolate Milk Shake Day celebrates a drink loved by old and young alike. Originally served in bars, a milk shake was an alcoholic concoction of whisky, eggs and cream. If the customer enjoyed the drink, he shook hands and tipped the barman. By 1900, the whisky was replaced with chocolate, vanilla or strawberry syrup. In 1922, a Wahlgreen’s employee added Horlick’s malted milk powder to the mixture and the first malted shake was born. When Steven Poplawski invented the electric blender in 1922, the texture of milkshakes changed from smooth, thick and creamy to the frothy airy consistency loved today. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-milk-shake-day/

Video Games Day We all know the Playstation, the PC, the Xbox, the Gameboy, and all the other myriad examples of gaming devices out there in the world today. Gaming is a pervasive part of our culture, coloring everything from our choices in clothing to our taste in cuisine, there are even themed restaurants that are entirely dedicated to gamers and the games they love. Video Games Day is dedicated to recalling this defining part of our culture and sharing it with our fellow gamers, new and old alike. Get your game on! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/video-games-day/


Daily Holidays September 11

National Hot Cross Bun Day Whilst hot cross buns pre-date Christianity, they were historically only eaten on Good Friday as a Christian symbol of the crucifixion. However, they are now widely available and eaten throughout the year. Hot Cross Bun Day encourages you to consider the roots of the hot cross bun, and to take a day to enjoy hot cross buns. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hot-cross-bun-day/

Hug Your Hound Day Dogs have been standing alongside man since the dawn of history, being one of the first, if not the first, animal that we ever domesticated. Since then they’ve been warm and loving companions, loyal workers, and stalwart defenders of our homes and families. Hug Your Hound Day reminds you that your four legged companion deserves recognition, and the importance of building the bond between you by understanding how life is when you see it from four legs. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hug-your-hound-day/

GrandParents Day The inspiration behind Grandparent’s Day was Marian McQuade. She instigated a campaign in the early 1970s aimed at highlighting the plight of lonely elderly people in care homes and encouraging grandchildren to take advantage of the wisdom and guidance their grandparents could provide. This blossomed into the event known today, which is held each year to both honor grandparents and let them show their love for their grandchildren. It also aims to continue Marian’s original idea of an older generation’s knowledge being passed on to youngsters. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/grandparents-day/

Patriot Day Patriot Day falls on 11th September (also commonly known as ‘Nine-Eleven’) and is remembered globally as the anniversary of the catastrophic terrorist attacks on the USA of 11th September 2001. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/patriot-day/


Daily Holidays September 10

Swap Ideas Day The idea behind Swap Ideas Day is that everybody gets together to exchange ideas. People celebrate this occasion by connecting with other people to share thoughts and concepts. There are no rules outlining the nature of the ideas to be shared, thus making Swap Ideas Day an ideal opportunity for people to be as creative and wacky as they like with their ideas as well as learning from the ideas of others. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/swap-ideas-day/

World Suicide Prevention Day. It’s a tragic situation, with the death toll coming in at 42,773 people committing suicide each year in the United States alone, and for each one of those 25 people made the attempt. Over the world it’s even greater, an estimated 800,000 people commit suicide each year throughout the world, which is one every 40 seconds. What’s incredible is that just like the US statistic, it’s estimated that 25 times that attempt it, 4 million people over the world every year. There’s something of a ripple down effect that happens as well, those bereaved by the loss of a loved one to suicide are themselves more likely to commit suicide. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-suicide-prevention-day/


Giant introduces free fruit program for kids

All 169 Giant-Landover stores will now offer a free piece of fruit for children under 10 during each shopping trip, the retailer announced.

The program kicks off with free bananas before moving to mandarin oranges later in the fall. Stores will use in-store signs and produce displays to promote the program.

The retailer said produce suppliers were supporting the program.


A good idea from this supermarket chain!

Daily Holidays September 9

Teddy Bear Day The teddy bear is one of the most popular toys for children, and holds a special place in many adults hearts, too. This lovable stuffed animal has a day all of its own, Teddy Bear Day. It gives a chance for people to get teddy out of the cupboard and make him the center of attention. It’s an ideal time to get together with others for a teddy bear’s favorite activity, having a picnic, as immortalized in the classic song, ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic.’ This was written in 1907, shortly after teddy bears were first manufactured in Europe and America. The American toy bears were named Teddy, in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt, who had refused to shoot a small captured bear on a hunting trip. Many teddy bears have become famous over the years, including Paddington Bear, Rupert Bear, Pudsey Bear and, of course, Winnie the Pooh. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/teddy-bear-day/

Wonderful Weirdoes Day Nothing’s quite as dull as being normal, boring and average. Celebrate being weird, and celebrate the weirdos in your life on Wonderful Weirdos Day. Make an effort to be weird by dressing weirdly, doing weird things and encouraging weirdness with your friends and in the workplace! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/wonderful-weirdos-day/


Daily Holidays September 8

Pardon Day Forgiveness, the process by which an offended party chooses to change the way they feel about someone who has committed the offense against them. It bears a distinct difference from the idea of condoning (where one does not see the offense as wrong, and therefor not needing forgiveness), excusing the action (where you place the blame for the action on someone else entirely), giving pardon (cleared by a legal representative), forgetting (where the action no longer exists in memory in any real or present way), or the act of reconciliation (where the relationship is restored without the action strictly being forgiven). https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pardon-day/

World Physical Therapy Day The human body is remarkably easy to damage and break, and no more so than when participating in strenuous physical activity such as sporting or athletic activity. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/physical-therapy-day/

Iguana Awareness Day What’s not to love about an aggressive, cold-blooded, reptile with nasty bite and a powerfully strong tail? Learn all about these cute critters and how to care for them on Iguana Awareness Day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/iguana-awareness-day/

Literacy Day aims to highlight the importance and value of literary education for individuals and groups, and for the wider global culture. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/literacy-day/


True grit: Alice Lord demanded respect for working women — and won

When Alice Lord arrived to Seattle from New York around 1892, she and her husband were joining the flood of newcomers drawn to the western boomtown. In the years to come, the Gold Rush would put Seattle on a wave that lasted a decade, as more than 100,000 would-be miners coursed through the city, outfitting themselves, buying meals, hotel rooms, and their passage north. Lord would hold one of the many jobs benefiting from this golden wave, waiting tables at a downtown restaurant.

Waitresses were usually unskilled and single at the time, their “pink-collar” job seen as just one step up from domestic service. Like many of the city’s female typists, store clerks, laundry workers, and more, the waitresses were newcomers far from home, drawn from farms and villages to the bright lights of the big city. Most elite restaurants employed male waiters, and waitresses tended to work in second and third tier eateries. To keep their jobs they did what they were told, walking endlessly, fetching, and often being called to wash dishes and mop floors.

A single waitress, a woman on her own, could not stand up against the authority of her boss and the censure of her community at the time.

Alice Lord changed that. In March 1900, Lord and 64 other local women founded Waitresses’ Union, Local 240 — also known as the Waitresses Association of Seattle — one of the earliest women’s unions to gain their charter from the national American Federation of Labor (AFL). Lord was elected president shortly thereafter, and represented the city’s waitresses as union president or business agent for nearly 40 years. And in turn, she became one of Seattle’s most prominent advocates for women’s rights, working to improve conditions at home, in the factories, and especially in Seattle’s restaurants.

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