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Felt Hat Day

Monday, September 15, 2014

Felt Hat Day



When : September 15

Felt Hat Day is today. On this day, men traditionally wear a felt hat. Women can participate in this day, too. They just have to have a felt hat.



Back in the early to mid 1900s, hats were popularly worn by both men and women. It was stylish. At that time, felt was a common material for men's hats. With cooler Fall weather approaching, the guys went to the coat closet and dusted off their felt hats , and began to wear them once more.

Celebrating this day is easy....just wear a felt hat. It can be of any style, as long as the material is felt. No other hat material will do.



Today is also Make a Hat Day



Origin of Felt Hat Day:
We found little factual information about this special day. We have not yet found the creator of this day, nor the year of origin. From our research, we believe this special day has roots back to the 1930s or 1940s.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 9/15/2014 12:34PM

    Cool!

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PMAY0313 9/15/2014 12:10PM

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AUNTALICE2 9/15/2014 9:17AM

    Just love it!! It is a shame that hats have fallen out of favor for everyday use. Except for cowboys and red hat ladies! Appreciate all the work you do in finding out these 'days'! emoticon

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ROBBIEY 9/15/2014 9:16AM

  I have a couple of felt hats, I would have worn one today, had I known. I would love to know the origin. It might be because of the changing season; Summer to Fall.

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National Pet Memorial Day

Sunday, September 14, 2014

National Pet Memorial Day



When : Second Sunday in September

People love their pets. We quickly grow attached to our pets. National Pet Memorial Day is an opportunity to bring closure to the departure of our beloved pets. It allows us to fondly remember our departed pet(s).

There are all kinds of pets. Sure dogs and cats are by far the most popular. But, pets also include rabbits, fish, turtles, ferrets, crabs, snakes, hamsters, gerbils, and a huge assortment of other animals.

Your pet would want you to cherish their memory, then move on. Use this special day for this purpose.



Origin of National Pet Memorial Day:
This very special day for pet loves was established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Cremoratories(IAPC).

There was some reference to this as a "National Day". However, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamation. We are still trying to identify if this is a true "National" day.

  
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THINAGIN2 9/14/2014 2:39PM

    Thanks for the reminder!

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PMAY0313 9/14/2014 2:35PM

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LITTLEWIND53 9/14/2014 12:16PM

    I don't need some obscure date to remember my pets, even those from my childhood. I remember and love them all.....

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1CRAZYDOG 9/14/2014 7:59AM

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National Peanut Day

Saturday, September 13, 2014

National Peanut Day



When : September 13th

National Peanut Day is the peanuttiest of days. Native to South America, the locals there couldn't keep this great nut to themselves. Actually, peanuts are not nuts. They are "legumes", like peas, beans, and lentils.

Peanuts are one of America's favorite snack foods. And, its more than a snack food. Peanuts are the main ingredient in peanut butter. Peanuts star in a variety of recipes, and is a topping for countless foods and desserts. Many Chinese recipes use peanuts in main menu items.

Peanuts once took the rap as a not so healthy food. More recent research suggests that peanuts can reduce cardiovascular disease and lowers triglycerides in the body. Peanuts are high in protein and fiber, and are now believed to help curb hunger, and therefore help in diet control. For more information, see the Peanut Institute.
www.peanut-institute.org/#&panel1-1



Celebrate National Peanut Day by eating peanuts wherever and whenever during the day that you can. Eating peanut butter counts, too. Want to try something different (and peanutty, of course) ? Make your own Homemade Peanut Butter today.

Other Peanuttiest of days of the year:

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day on April 2nd.

National Peanut Butter Lover's Day on March 1st

Origin of National Peanut Day:
We found no factual information about this special day, who created it, or the year it was first celebrated.

There was some reference to this as a "National Day". However, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamation. All three peanut holidays are described as national days. At least its consistent.

  
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JENNYD97 9/15/2014 2:04PM

    I learned about this when we went to Texas Roadhouse on Saturday. If your not familiar with Texas Roadhouse it is a steak restaurant that gives you peanuts to eat while you wait and you can just brush the shells on the ground...we got a free bag as wee were walking out the door.

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PMAY0313 9/13/2014 10:27PM

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LITTLEWIND53 9/13/2014 7:45PM

    I love peanuts, but once I start..... well you know, I just can't stop....

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PLMITCH 9/13/2014 1:29PM

    I love peanuts, especially at restaurants that have them in the shell!

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MARTYLYNN1 9/13/2014 12:52PM

    I prefer mine made into butter!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/13/2014 9:55AM

    Booker Washington knew peanuts inside and out!



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Chocolate Milk Shake Day

Friday, September 12, 2014

Chocolate Milk Shake Day



When : Always September 12th

Chocolate Milkshake Day is an opportunity for chocoholoics to savor. The weather may have cooled off. But, our appetite for chocolate, specifically chocolate milkshakes, hasn't cooled off one iota.

What a great day this will be! Simply combine a little milk with some chocolate ice cream, add some extra chocolate syrup, and mix it well in a blender. That's the fixins for mixin up a big, tall glass of chocolate milkshake.



On a diet? Not today. A lot of people celebrate Chocolate Milkshake Day with not one, but two or more chocolate milkshakes.

Bottoms up!



Origin of Chocolate MilkShake Day:
We found no factual information about this special day. But, we found many, many chocoholics.

  
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LITTLEWIND53 9/13/2014 12:41AM

    I love Chocolate Milkshakes. I don't need a special day to enjoy thej.... But I don't indulge very often.

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GETSTRONGRRR 9/12/2014 6:58PM

    Cool....when's Bacon Cheeseburger Day?!?!?

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PMAY0313 9/12/2014 4:33PM

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MILPAM3 9/12/2014 4:04PM

  I'm salivating!

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MARTYLYNN1 9/12/2014 10:58AM

    I love them but don't think I will partake in one today.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/12/2014 10:29AM

    emoticon gonna pretend it's chocolate!

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GAYLLYNNE 9/12/2014 9:08AM

    LOL - I love the puppy comment! Funny!!

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GLORYB2014 9/12/2014 8:22AM

    I would love that but I'm lactose intolerant. I think I'll use my Almond 'milk' and cacoa powder! There you go!
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September 911 Remembrance Day

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 911 Remembrance Day



When : September 11th

I doubt anyone will ever forget where they were on the morning of September 11, 2001, when they heard of the attacks on the twin World Trade Towers in NYC and the Pentagon in Washington. This horrible and tragic day is etched forever in our memories.



Like the attack on Pearl Harbor that brought us into World War II, the 911 attacks led us into a new war... the war on terrorism. It also touched and changed forever, the lives of each and every American.

On the anniversary of 911, we encourage you to spend a few minutes reflecting upon this event, and praying for the victims who died, and their families and friends.





911 History:
On the morning of September 11, 2001, nineteen Islamic al-Qaeda militants hijacked four planes. The hijackings occurred from Boston, Newark and Washington airports. The planes selected were long distance flights, which would have more fuel in the tanks.
One plane each hit the north and south towers of the World Trade Center in New York city. The planes and engulfing firestorm, ultimately brought down both towers.
A number of other buildings were also damaged or destroyed. Most notably was the Marriott hotel, which was also destroyed.
A third plane hit the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
The fourth hijacked plane ultimately crashed in a field in Shanksville, PA. Passengers on the plane learned of the fate of the other planes, and unsuccessfully attempted to take back control of the plane from the suicidal hijackers. Everyone onboard died.
In total, thousands were killed.
911 Deaths:
Total Victim: 2977

Victims in the towers: 2606

Pentagon victims: 125

4th plane, crashed in PA: 40

# Militants: 19

Deaths included Americans and citizens from many other countries.



  
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LITTLEWIND53 9/13/2014 12:43AM

    Repercussions felt around the world.....

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SPORT410 9/12/2014 10:04AM

    It all started when I was on my way to work, I didn't find out what was happening til after 10, my sister was on a plane from CT to FLA, and some friends were going to Germany. I didn't do anything until I found out what was happening with my sister, it took a while longer to find out about my friends (thankfully, all are alive) I will never forget that day. thank you for this reminder

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PMAY0313 9/11/2014 12:41PM

    I was sitting at a red light in Albuquerque on my way to work when the first plane struck. I was at work when the second one struck. What an odd, tragically sad day that was.

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MARTYLYNN1 9/11/2014 12:19PM

    A day impossible to forget. Thankfully we have something good to remember this day for too. We had a beautiful granddaughter born on this day 3 years ago.

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PLMITCH 9/11/2014 11:49AM

    Seems like just yesterday...

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DEB62BIE62 9/11/2014 10:10AM

    Thank you for the remembrance.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/11/2014 7:34AM

    There is no way I will ever forget one single detail of that day, nor SHOULD any of us forget. Thanks for sharing this.

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