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Make Up Your Mind Day

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Make Up Your Mind Day



When : Always December 31

Make Up Your Mind Day is a very decisive day. All during the year, you've put on hold, many issues and decisions. Eventually, they need to be resolved and decided upon. Well, today is the day. It's not a day to procrastinate. It's not a day to put off making a decision. If you are going to make up your mind this year, you'd better do it real soon. And, when you think about it, isn't it a great idea to clean the slate in advance of the new year!?



You may want to begin, by making up your mind whether you will make New Year's resolutions. Then, make up your mind just what those resolutions will be.

Have a Happy Make up Your Mind Day!!



Origin of Make Up Your Mind Day:
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This Day in History December 31

The British East India Company is chartered. (1600)

The first Huguenots set sail from France to the Cape of Good Hope. (1687)

A window tax is imposed in England, causing many householders to brick up windows to avoid the tax. (1695)

Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000 year lease at £45 per annum and starts brewing Guinness. (1759)

American Revolutionary War: Battle of Quebec: British forces repulse an attack by Continental Army General Richard Montgomery. (1775)

The incorporation of Baltimore as a city. (1796)

Gramercy Park is deeded to New York, New York. (1831)

Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa, then a small logging town, as the capital of Canada. (1857)

American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln signs an act that admits West Virginia to the Union, thus dividing Virginia in two. (1862)

American Civil War: The Battle of Stones River begins near Murfreesboro, Tennessee. (1862)

Karl Benz, working in Mannheim, Germany, filed for a patent on his first reliable two-stroke gas engine, and he was granted the patent in 1879. (1878)

Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. (1879)

The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square (then known as Longacre Square) in New York, New York. (1907)

Manhattan Bridge opens. (1909)

The chimes of Big Ben are broadcast on radio for the first time by the BBC. (1923)

World War II: Hungary declares war on Nazi Germany. (1944)

World War II: Operation Nordwind, the last major German offensive on the Western Front begins. (1944)

President Harry S. Truman officially proclaims the end of hostilities in World War II. (1946)

The Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than US$13.3 billion in foreign aid to rebuild Europe. (1951)

General Motors becomes the first U.S. corporation to make over US$1 billion in a year. (1959)

The Central African Federation officially collapses and splits into Zambia, Malawi and Rhodesia. (1963)

The Youth International Party, popularly known as the "Yippies", is founded. (1967)

The AT&T Bell System is broken up by the United States Government. (1983)

Pittsburgh Penguins' Mario Lemieux becomes the only National Hockey League player to score goals in five different ways: even strength, shorthanded, power play, penalty shot, and empty net, during a 8–6 win over the New Jersey Devils. (1988)

All official Soviet Union institutions have ceased operations by this date and the Soviet Union is officially dissolved. (1991)

Czechoslovakia is peacefully dissolved in what is dubbed by media as the Velvet Divorce, resulting in the creation of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. (1992)

Brandon Teena and two others are shot to death inside a farmhouse in Humboldt, Nebraska by John Lotter and Tom Nissen after the two men discovered Teena was transgender. (1993)

This date is skipped altogether in Kiribati as the Phoenix Islands and Line Islands change time zones from UTC−11:00 to UTC+13:00 and UTC−10:00 to UTC+14:00, respectively. (1994)

The United States Government hands control of the Panama Canal (as well all the adjacent land to the canal known as the Panama Canal Zone) to Panama. This act complied with the signing of the 1977 Torrijos–Carter Treaties. (1999)

The official opening of Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper at that time in the world, standing at a height of 509 metres (1,670 ft). (2004)

Both a blue moon and a lunar eclipse occur. (2009)

NASA succeeds in putting the first of two Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory satellites in orbit around the moon. (2011)
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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/31/2013 9:14PM

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HANSBRINK 12/31/2013 11:22AM

  A definite maybe.

thanks for the history tidbits. And Happy New Year!

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MISSG180 12/31/2013 9:54AM

    Making up my mind! Yes!

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LINDAMARIEZ1 12/31/2013 6:55AM

    my mind is mad up! I think I will do it!
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