Ladies and Gentlemen... Start your shopping spree! It's Black Friday -- Happy Busiest-Shopping-Day-of-the-Year! The day after Thanksgiving is considered the start of the holiday shopping season. It is widely believed the term "Black Friday" refers to merchants being "in the black" due to increased sales.
Be Electrific Day On February 11, we honor the birth of inventor Thomas Alva Edison . . . and we discover the electricity within our own bodies. Celebrate by skating across the carpet in your stocking feet . . .
On Pearl Harbor Day, December 7 . . . We honor their memory . . . On December 7, 1941, the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii, was attacked by Japanese planes. Nearly two hundred ships and aircraft were destroyed, including the U.S.S. Arizona. More than 2,300 Americans lost their lives. The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that the U.S. had entered World War II. While addressing Congress, he uttered one of the most famous lines in U.S. history: "[December 7] is a date which will live in infamy."
"It is from the blues that all that may be called American music derives its most distinctive characteristic." ---James Weldon Johnson Celebrate the Blues . . . Birth of the Blues Day November 16, 2007 Born on November 16, 1873, in Memphis, Tennessee, W.C. Handy is considered the "Father of the Blues." Though Handy didn't invent blues music, he took its unique, syncopated rhythms and made them popular in mainstream America.
"We, the peoples of the United Nations . . . reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal right of men and women and of nations large and small." Charter of the United Nations (June 1945) Join us . . . Human Rights Day December 10 About Human Rights Day: In the words of the United Nations general assembly resolution, human rights education is designed to be "a life-long process by which people at all levels of development and in all strata of society learn respect for the dignity of others and the means of ensuring that respect in all societies." Human rights education is intended to encourage fundamental freedoms for all people. On this day -- and every day.
Today is Leap Year Day! On this EXTRA day, do something EXTRAordinary! February 29 Leap Year Day The purpose of this extra day is to maintain balance between the calendar and the spinning earth. Using a calendar with 365 days would result in an error of 0.2422 days or almost 6 hours per year. By adding leap years approximately every 4th year, this difference between the calendar and the seasons can be reduced significantly.
Let the song of the earth free your spirit to rise and soar! Happy World Human Spirit Day February 17 World Human Spirit Day On this day, people all over the world will come together in mind and spirit to celebrate their genuine connection with each other with two minutes silence at 3.00 p.m., USA Eastern Standard Time.