|International Hat Day|
The 329 day of the year
36 days left in the year
THIS WEEK IS
- GERD Awareness Week
- National Bible Week
- National Game & Puzzle Week
- Better Conversation Week
- Church/State Separation Week
- National Family Week
- National Deal Week
- International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day
- International Hat Day
- Evacuation Day
- Shopping Reminder Day
- National Parfait Day
ON THIS DATE...
1785: John Hancock was elected president of the Continental Congress for the second time.
1792: "The Old Farmer's Almanac" was published for the first time.
1863: The Civil War's Battle of Chattanooga began. Union forces drove the Confederates away and set the stage for Union General William Sherman's triumphant March to the Sea.
1884: Evaporated milk was patented by John Mayenberg of St. Louis.
1889: The first jukebox was played, in San Francisco at the Palais Royale Saloon.
1922: archaeologist Howard Carter entered the tomb of King Tut.
1940: the cartoon character Woody Woodpecker debuted in "Knock, Knock."
1940: the University of Michigan retired jersey number 98 worn by Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon.
1947: future Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip.
1949: tap dancing king Bill "Bojangles" Robinson died at the age of 71.
1949: "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry entered the top 40 charts.
1963: President John F. Kennedy was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
1963: "Dr. Who" premiered on British TV; it didn't air in the U.S. until September 1975.
1965: the Harrods stores in London opened after hours so The Beatles could do some Christmas shopping.
1973: maximum speed limits were cut to 55-miles-per-hour.
1980: Sugar Ray Leonard reclaimed the WBC welterweight title when Roberto Duran quit after eight rounds. Duran claimed he had stomach cramps.
1984: Bob Geldof and dozens of British pop music stars recorded "Do They Know It's Christmas." The song was recorded to aid in Ethiopian hunger relief. It became the biggest-selling record in Britain.
1996: the Disneyland Main Street Electric Parade was held for the final time.
1998: comedian Flip Wilson died at the age of 64.
1999: five year-old Elian Gonzalez was rescued off the coast of Florida by fishermen. Elian was one of three survivors of a boat carrying 14 Cuban refugees that had sunk days earlier. The boy's rescue triggered a international custody battle between his relatives in Miami and his father in Cuba.
2004: Dan Rather announced that he would step down as anchorman of "The CBS Evening News" in March 2005.
"Evacuation Day" (Taken from Link)
On this day in 1783, the last British soldiers withdrew from (evacuated) the new nation of the United States. More than 20,000 British “Loyalists” had already been evacuated, and the last soldiers departed at about noon from New York Harbor for what are now the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, Canada.
Evacuees changed the human geography of their adopted homelands. Thousands of evacuees were “Black Loyalists,” for instance—enslaved African Americans who fought for the British in exchange for their freedom. Black Loyalists were evacuated to both Canada and England, and many eventually became leaders of the African nation of Sierra Leone.
Other evacuees remained in Canada, where the majority of European Canadians spoke French. The thousands of English-speaking former Americans helped create the new Canadian province of New Brunswick.
The Farmers Almanac first published on this day in 1792 (Taken from Link)
Under the guiding hand of its first editor, Robert B. Thomas, the premiere issue of The Old Farmer's Almanac was published in 1792 during George Washington's first term as president. Although many other almanacs were being published at that time, Thomas's upstart almanac became an immediate success. In fact, by the second year, circulation had tripled from 3,000 to 9,000. Back then, the Almanac cost only six pence (about nine cents).
WORD FOR THE DAY
lacking alertness or energy:
"The combination of sweet potatoes, pecan pie, and tryptophan catapulted the morning show host to into a comatose-like state"
INTRIGUING BIBLE FACT
Esau and Jacob were as different as day and night...and talk about a dysfunctional family!
"The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents. Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob" (Genesis 25:27-28).
WORD FROM THE WORD
He did not waver . . . through unbelief . . . being fully convinced that what [God] had promised He was also able to perform. —Romans 4:20-21
Read today's "Our Daily Bread"