Friday, July 05, 2013
When : July 5th
Today is Work-a-Holic Day. It recognizes the guy, or gal, who works all of the time....... even during holidays. While just about everyone is enjoying the Fourth of July holiday, the Work-a-holic is off working on some project. He can't relax. It's not in his nature. He's addicted to work. It's not necessarily work out of need. It's work because there either is work to be done, or there's a perceived work project to do.
Today's Saying: "All Work and no play, makes John a dull boy." ... Author unknown.
How do you know if your a work-a-holic:
It's the Fourth of July weekend, and you are at work or brought home work.
You are working because "It's fun!" Yes, we've heard that one before.
You work because you want to, not because you need to. (yeah, right)
You are always the first one to work and/or the last one to leave.
It's Saturday, and you're working.
It's Sunday, and you're working.
You're last thoughts as you fall asleep are related to work.
If you are a work-a-holic, we encourage you to use Work-a-Holic Day to break the habit. Simply take today off.
Do you know a work-a-holic? We suggest you introduce your work-a-holic friends and loved ones to Hammock Day (July 22nd) and to Relaxation Day (August 15th).
This Day in History July 5
Scotland and France formed an alliance, the so-called "Auld Alliance", against England. (1295)
John Guy set sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland. (1610)
Isaac Newton published Philosophić Naturalis Principia Mathematica. (1687)
The Second Continental Congress adopted the Olive Branch Petition. (1775)
War of 1812: three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York began. (1813)
War of 1812: Battle of Chippawa – American Major General Jacob Brown defeated British General Phineas Riall at Chippawa, Ontario. (1814)
The Salvation Army was founded in the East End of London, England. (1865)
"Bloody Thursday" – Police opened fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco. (1934)
The National Labor Relations Act, which governs labor relations in the United States, was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. (1935)
Baseball great Joe DiMAggio hits his first grand slam. (1937)
Spam, the luncheon meat, was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation. (1937)
World War II: the United Kingdom and the Vichy France government broke off diplomatic relations. (1940)
World War II: German troops reach the Dnieper River. (1941)
World War II: An Allied invasion fleet sailed for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943). (1943)
World War II: German forces began a massive offensive against the Soviet Union at the Battle of Kursk. Also known as Operation Citadel (1943)
World War II: The liberation of the Philippines was declared. (1945)
The bikini went on sale after debuting during an outdoor fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris, France (1946)
Larry Doby signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians baseball team, becoming the first black player in the American League. (Jackie Robinson had broken the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League 11 weeks earlier.) (1947)
Korean War: Task Force Smith – American and North Korean forces first clashed, in the Battle of Osan. (1950)
Zionism: the Knesset passed the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel. (1950)
The BBC broadcast its first television news bulletin. (1954)
Right to vote: the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years, was formally certified by President Richard Nixon. (1971)
A BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) in Kingman, Arizona, following a fire that broke out as propane was being transferred from a railroad car to a storage tank, killed eleven firefighters. (1973)
Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title. (1975)
Iran-Contra Affair: Oliver North was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell to a three-year suspended prison term, two years probation, $150,000 in fines and 1,200 hours community service. His convictions were later overturned. (1989)
Dolly the sheep became the first mammal cloned from an adult cell. (1996)
U.S. President Bill Clinton imposed trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. (1999)
North Korea tested four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly failed in mid-air over the Sea of Japan. (2006)
Roger Federer won a record 15th Grand Slam title in tennis, defeating Andy Roddick in a five set match at Wimbledon. (2009)