Wednesday, June 19, 2013
World Sauntering Day
When : Always June 19th
World Sauntering Day is a day to saunter here and there, wherever you go.
You can spend your life walking through life, jogging through life, or being dragged through life. But, life is far more enjoyable, if you saunter through it. Its doubly true if you saunter with a friend or loved one.
Sauntering is not a walk, jog, trot, or run. Sauntering is a form of strolling. Sauntering is a very casual, yet stylish, form of movement from point A to Point B. The dictionary defines sauntering as walking along slowly, happily and aimlessly. Now, doesn't this sound like a grand way to get around?
On World Sauntering Day, practice your sauntering technique. Saunter everywhere you go.
The Origin of World Sauntering Day:
This day was created in the 1970's by W. T. Rabe at Mackinac Island, Michigan while he was the Public Relations Director for a hotel on the island. Rabe was well known for his publicity stunts.
This Day in History June 19
King Louis IX of France orders all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver. (1269)
English colonists leave Roanoke Island, after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in North America. (1586)
Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion. (1770)
Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (1816)
The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules on Hoboken, New Jersey's Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1. Cartwright umpired. (1846)
The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying Dred Scott v. Sandford. (1862)
Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 13 other contiguous states as Juneteenth. The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere. (1865)
The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington. (1910)
The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC). (1934)
World War II: First day of the Battle of the Philippine Sea. (1944)
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York. (1953)
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate. (1964)
Garfield, holder of the Guinness World Record for the world's most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut. (1978)
In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped. (1982)