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Old Stuff Day


Saturday, March 02, 2013

Old Stuff Day

When : Always March 2nd

When asking someone "What's new?" or "What's happening?", how often do you hear "Nothing really, same old stuff".

Well, today, is Old Stuff Day, in recognition of this all too common response. It is suggestive of a boring time period, or a boring life style. ....how sad.

Old Stuff Day is not a day to do the same old stuff. Rather, it's a time to recognize the boring nature of your daily routine, and make some exciting changes. Find new and different activities, projects, and hobbies. Attend an event. Do something, anything, different. You will be glad that you did!

Origin of Old Stuff Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

This Day in History March 2
American Revolutionary War: Patriot militia units arrest the Royal Governor of Georgia James Wright and attempt to prevent capture of supply ships in the Battle of the Rice Boats. (1776)
Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris. (1791)
The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country. (1807)
Roberto Cofresí, one of the last successful Caribbean pirates, is defeated in combat and captured by authorities. (1825)
Texas Revolution: Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico. (1836)
U.S. presidential election, 1876: Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876. (1877)
The U.S. Congress passes the Platt Amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops. (1901)
n New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women. (1903)
The film King Kong opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall. (1933)
The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut. (1949)
Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points. (1962)
The US and South Vietnamese Air Force begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam. (1965)
Compact Disc players and discs are released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had been available only in Japan before then. (1983)
Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress. (1990)
Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings an end to the 1991 Gulf War. (1991)
U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities). (2002)
War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500. (2004)
March 2–3, 2012 tornado outbreak: A tornado outbreak occurred over a large section of the Southern United States and into the Ohio Valley region, resulting in 40 tornado-related fatalities. (2012)

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOSER05 3/6/2013 9:37AM

    I love it

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PATRICIAAK 3/3/2013 6:45PM

    I did something different - relaxed with Sudoku and then went out for dinner and a play.

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HANSBRINK 3/2/2013 9:05PM

  I misinterpreted the title, thinking it was about owning stuff that is old.

I'm pretty guilty about not trying new things. When I do, I usually enjoy the experience.

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THINAGIN2 3/2/2013 7:19PM

    Wishing you a very happy un-birthday!

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PMAY0313 3/2/2013 1:10PM

    emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 3/2/2013 12:54PM

    New day, different stuff!

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HEALTHIERKEN 3/2/2013 10:38AM

    I win this one! We have so much old stuff our daughter says we're (well, me mostly : ) are borderline hoarders : ) Our hobby when first married was collecting antiques such as we could afford as well as vintage collectables, then we inherited piles of stuff when all our parents passed on, and we continue to shop at thrift stores and yard sales with an eye to buying and re-selling, except we never quite get around to re-selling. It's fun but boy, oh boy, will the kids ever have a job clearing out when we die : ) I tell them it's my final retaliation for all the gray hairs they've given us ; )

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