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Business Women's Day

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Business Women's Day

When : September 22

Business Women's Day recognizes the value and contribution of women in the business world.

The roots of this special day go back to the late 1940s. While men were off fighting World War II, women filled the void in the workforce. The returning soldiers found the women eager to have their men return. But, many women were not anxious to return to traditional roles in the home. Since this time, women's role and contributions in the workforce have grown and evolved.

Ladies, have a Happy Business Women's Day!

Origin of Business Women's Day:
Hilary A. Bufton Jr. and three Kansas City business women founded the American Business Women's Association(ABWA) on September 22, 1949. The first Business Women's Day was celebrated in 1982.

In 1983, a joint Congressional resolution was passed, and signed by President Ronald Reagan proclaiming September 22 as Business Women's Day. President Ronald Reagan also issued Proclamation 5532 on American Business Women's Day, in 1986.

Proclamation 5532:

This Day in History September 22

The last people hanged for witchcraft in England's North American colonies takes place. (1692)

The Tuscarora War begins in present-day North Carolina. (1711)

Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution. (1776)

The office of United States Postmaster General is established. (1789)

Joseph Smith, Jr. states he found the Golden plates on this date after being directed by God through the Angel Moroni to the place where they were buried. (1823)

Slavery in the United States: a preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released. (1862)

The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published. (1888)

Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history. (1896)

The Duke of York's Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain. (1910)

The steel strike of 1919, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across the United States. (1919)

Jack Dempsey loses the "Long Count" boxing match to Gene Tunney. (1927)

World War II: On Jewish New Year Day, the German SS murder 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsya, Ukraine. Those are the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed. (1941)

Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Oliver Sipple. (1975)

The Vela Incident (also known as the South Atlantic Flash) is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test. (1979)

Iraq invades Iran (1980)

The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library. (1991)

A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. 47 passengers are killed. (1993)

An E-3B AWACS crashes outside Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board are killed. (1995)

The record for drinking Ketchup belongs to Dustin Phillips (USA). On this day, he drank a 14 oz. bottle of Ketchup through a 1/4" straw in 33 seconds. (1999) (One can only wonder, why?)
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