Fight Procrastination Day
When : September 6th
Fight Procrastination Day is today. It's a day to get things done, a call to action.
To many people, procrastination is a way of life. The more difficult the action or decision, the easier it is to join the league of procrastinators. As a procrastinator, you are in very good company. You can even become a card carrying member of a Procrastinator's club.
Today is a day to fight procrastination. Make a decision. Take action. Do it now. Do it today. It may be hard to do. But, you will be glad you did.
Now, all you have to do is stop procrastinating and decide to fight procrastination...today!
Theme of the Day: " Never put of until tomorrow, what you can do today!" ... Mark Twain
Have a very happy Fight Procrastination Day.
Quote of the day:
The author and humorist, Mark Twain, once wrote, "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow."
Origin of Fight Procrastination Day:
We found no factual information about this special day. There was an occasional reference to this day on September 7th. Most sites celebrate it each year on September 6th.
This Day in History September 6th
Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic for the first time. (1492)
The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world. (1522)
The Pilgrims sail from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower to settle in North America. (1620)
Puritans settle Salem, which will later become part of Massachusetts Bay Colony. (1628)
The Battle of Groton Heights takes place, resulting a British victory. (1781)
Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts. (1847)
American Civil War: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant bloodlessly capture Paducah, Kentucky, which gives the Union control of the mouth of the Tennessee River. (1861)
American Civil War: Confederates evacuate Battery Wagner and Morris Island in South Carolina. (1863(
Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807. (1870)
Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. (1901)
World War II: South Africa declares war on Germany. (1939)
The Monterrey Institute of Technology, one of the largest and most influential private universities in Latin America, is founded in Monterrey, Mexico. (1943)
The Pennsylvania Railroad's premier train derails at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, killing 79 people and injuring 117 others. (1943)
United States Secretary of State James F. Byrnes announces that the U.S. will follow a policy of economic reconstruction in postwar Germany. (1946)
Allied military authorities relinquish control of former Nazi Germany assets back to German control. (1949)
Canada's first television station, CBFT-TV, opens in Montreal. (1952)
In Cape Town, South Africa, the architect of Apartheid, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting. (1966)
Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian terrorist members of PFLP and taken to Dawson's Field in Jordan. (1970)
Munich Massacre: 9 Israel athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games by the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group died (as did a German policeman) at the hands of the kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt. 2 other Israeli athletes are slain in the initial attack the previous day. (1972)
Cold War: Soviet air force pilot Lt. Viktor Belenko lands a MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate on the island of Hokkaidō in Japan and requests political asylum in the United States. (1976)
The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean Air Flight KAL-007, stating that the pilots did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace. (1983)
The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924. (1991)
Cal Ripken Jr of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years. (1995)
Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion watched around the world on television. (1997)
The ro-ro ferry SuperFerry 9 sinks off the Zamboanga Peninsula in the Philippines with 971 persons aboard; all but ten are rescued. (2009)