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International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Thursday, September 19, 2013

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When : Always September 19th

Ahoy, Matey! Did you know that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? It's a day just for fun, a day to let out the pirate in each of us. We like "just for fun" days and we know you do, too.

Practice up your "pirate-speak" in anticipation of this day. The conversation will be lively, and you don't want to be left behind. Today, everyone will be talking the talk, if not walking the walk. It is not a requirement to dress like a pirate today. Just talk like one.

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Origin of International Talk Like a Pirate Day:
John Baur and Mark Summers created the concept of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on June 6, 1995. While playing racquetball, they began to talk to each other in Pirate-speak". After leaving the court, they decided that there was a need to create this day. After much thought, Mark Summers selected September 19th as the date. This was his wife's birthday. So, he thought it would be an easy date to remember. And so, International Talk Like a Pirate Day was born.

This Day in History September 19th

Jamestown is burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon's Rebellion. (1676)

Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem witch trials. (1692)

American Revolutionary War: British forces win a tactically expensive victory over the Continental Army in the First Battle of Saratoga. (1777)

The Continental Congress passes the first United States federal budget. (1778)

George Washington's Farewell Address is printed across America as an open letter to the public. (1796)

American Civil War: Battle of Iuka – Union troops under General William Rosecrans defeat a Confederate force commanded by General Sterling Price (1862)

American Civil War: Battle of Chickamauga. (1863)

Having invaded the Papal States a week earlier, the Italian Army lays siege to Rome, entering the city the next day, after which the Pope described himself as a Prisoner in the Vatican. (1870)

U.S. President James A. Garfield dies of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting. (1881)

Bruno Hauptmann is arrested for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr.. (1934)

Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to smuggle out information and start a resistance. (1940)

Battle of Hürtgen Forest between United States and Nazi Germany begins. (1944)

Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) is sentenced to death in London. (1945)

The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich. (1946)

The first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II. (1946)

The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England. (1952)

First American underground nuclear bomb test (part of Operation Plumbbob). (1957)

Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland due to security concerns. (1959)

Montagnard troops of South Vietnam revolt against the rule of Nguyen Khanh, killing 70 ethnic Vietnamese soldiers. (1971)

A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat. (1972)

Two Imperial Iranian Air Force F-4 Phantom II jets fly out to investigate an unidentified flying object when both independently lose instrumentation and communications as they approach, only to have them restored upon withdrawal. (1976)

Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a free concert in New York's Central Park. (1981)

Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System. (1982)

Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music. (1985)

The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto. (1995)

The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed. (2010)

Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees surpasses Trevor Hoffman to become Major League Baseball's all time saves leader with 602. (2011)
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