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Come and Take It Day

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Come and Take It Day

When : Always October 6th

Today is Come and Take It Day. This day is here for the taking. Grab it. Take it and run with it. We're sure it's going to be a great day.

There is a slight difference between the terms "come and get it" and "come and take it". The first suggests an offer by someone, and therefore, approval to have whatever "it" is.

We're not sure what you have been looking for. But, today is the day to reach out for it...... to take it. Use your imagination. But if the taking involves another person in any way shape or form, get their okay before you take it.

Origin of Come and Take It Day:
The town of Gonzales, Texas holds a Come & Take It Festival each year. It commemorates the firing of the first shot of the Texas revolution on Oct. 2, 1835, which took place near Gonzales.

Some people also believe that this day originated from a of a movie of the same name in 2001. We believe this is coincidental

Come and Take It Day is catchy name for a special day, and sure sounds like a fun day.

This Day in History October 6th

Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto and his army enter the Apalachee capital of Anhaica (present-day Tallahassee, Florida) by force. (1539)

Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain. (1582)

German immigrant families found Germantown in the colony of Pennsylvania, marking the first major immigration of German people to America. (1683)

Benjamin Franklin arrives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the age of 17. (1723)

American Revolutionary War: General Sir Henry Clinton leads British forces in the capture of Continental Army Hudson River defenses in the Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery. (1777)

French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October (1789)

The American Library Association was founded. (1876)

The Naval War College of the United States Navy is founded in Newport, Rhode Island. (1884)

American inventor Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture. (1889)

The great powers of World War I withdraw from Istanbul. (1923)

Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie. (1927)

World War II: Germany's invasion of Poland ends with the surrender of Polesia army after the Battle of Kock (1939)

World War II: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River. (1942)

Baseball: Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series (see Curse of the Billy Goat). (1945)

Egypt launches a coordinated attack with Syria against Israel leading to the Yom Kippur War. (1973)

Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados after two bombs, placed on board by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded. All 73 people on board are killed. (1976)

Massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom, by a coalition of right-wing paramilitary and government forces, triggering the return of the military to government. (1976)

Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House. (1979)

Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat is assassinated. (1981)

51 Pegasi is discovered to be the second major star apart from the Sun to have a planet orbiting around it. (1995)

Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe. (2007)

Curse of the Billy Goat: The Curse of the Billy Goat was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs in 1945 when Billy Goat Tavern owner Billy Sianis was asked to leave a World Series game against the Detroit Tigers at the Cubs' home ground of Wrigley Field because his pet goat's odor was bothering other fans. He was outraged and declared, "Them Cubs, they ain't gonna win no more," which has been interpreted to mean that there would never be another World Series game won at Wrigley Field. The Cubs have not won a National League pennant since this incident and as of 2013 have not won a World Series in 105 years.
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