Monday, August 05, 2013
Work Like a Dog Day
When : August 5th
Work Like a Dog Day honors and recognizes the hardest working among us.
Some people skate by, doing as little as possible. Others, do only what they have to. Others still work like a dog. While work is to be done, they dig in relentlessly. They seldom take a break until the task is completed.
We want to make sure to differentiate between "Work-A-Holics" and those who "Work Like a Dog". Work-A-Holics are always working, even though they may not be working hard. Those who work like a dog, work very hard while they are working. But, they do not work all of the time.
Today is a day to show appreciation for those who carry more than their load, and work like a dog. You can also honor them by working like a dog today.
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This Day in History August 5th
Henry I is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey. (1100)
William Wallace, who led the Scottish resistance against England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London where he is put on trial and executed. (1305)
The Mayflower departs from Southampton, England on its first attempt to reach North America. (1620)
1,500 Iroquois attack the village of Lachine in New France. (1689)
Freedom of the press: New York Weekly Journal writer John Peter Zenger is acquitted of seditious libel against the royal governor of New York, on the basis that what he had published was true. (1735)
Pontiac's War: Battle of Bushy Run – British forces led by Henry Bouquet defeat Chief Pontiac's Indians at Bushy Run. (1763)
American Civil War: in order to help pay for the war effort, the United States government levies the first income tax as part of the Revenue Act of 1861 (3% of all incomes over US $800; rescinded in 1872). (1861)
The United States Army abolishes flogging. (1861)
American Civil War: Battle of Baton Rouge – along the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Confederate troops attempt to take the city, but are driven back by fire from Union gunboats (1862)
American Civil War: the Battle of Mobile Bay begins – at Mobile Bay near Mobile, Alabama, Admiral David Farragut leads a Union flotilla through Confederate defenses and seals one of the last major Southern ports. (1864)
The Standard Oil of New Jersey is established. (1882)
The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid on Bedloe's Island (now Liberty Island) in New York Harbor. (1884)
Bertha Benz drives from Mannheim to Pforzheim and back in the first long distance automobile trip, commemorated as the Bertha Benz Memorial Route since 2008. (1888)
Peter O'Connor sets the first IAAF recognised long jump world record of 24 ft 11.75 in (7.6137 m) The record will stand for 20 years. (1901)
In Cleveland, Ohio, the first electric traffic light is installed. (1914)
World War I: Battle of Romani – Allied forces, under the command of Archibald Murray, defeat an attacking Ottoman army under the command of Friedrich Freiherr Kress von Kressenstein, securing the Suez Canal and beginning the Ottoman retreat from the Sinai Peninsula. (1916)
Little Orphan Annie comic strip debuts. (1924)
Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping. (1926)
World War II: The Battle of Smolensk concludes with Germany capturing about 300,000 Soviet Red Army prisoners. (1941)
World War II: possibly the biggest prison breakout in history occurs as 545 Japanese POWs attempt to escape outside the town of Cowra, New South Wales, Australia. (1944)
World War II: Polish insurgents liberate a German labor camp in Warsaw, freeing 348 Jewish prisoners. (1944)
World War II: The Nazis begin a week-long massacre of anywhere between 40,000 and 100,000 civilians and prisoners of war in Wola, Poland. (1944)
The Mann Gulch fire kills 13 firefighters in Montana. (1949)
American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage "baby-boomers" by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network. (1957)
Nelson Mandela is jailed. He would not be released until 1990. (1962)
The United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty. (1963)
Vietnam War: Operation Pierce Arrow – American aircraft from carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Constellation bomb North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes against U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin. (1964)
Vietnam War: the U.S. Congress places a $1 billion dollar limit on military aid to South Vietnam. (1974)
Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers who ignored his order for them to return to work. (1981)
The Oak Creek shooting took place at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, killing six people; the perpetrator was shot dead by police. (2012)