Do a Grouch a Favor Day
When : Always February 16th
Do a Grouch a Favor today. Do it and make the world a better place.
Everyone has been a grouch at one time or another. Some people are seemingly grouches all of the time. It's in their nature. Others are occasional grouches, influenced by events in their lives, lack of sleep, the weather, etc. A few people are good at disguising their grouchy mood. But, they still need cheering up.
Look around for someone who is in a grouchy mood today. Then, do him or her a favor that will cheer up their day. There's plenty of grouches out there to practice on. Try it on all of the grouches that you see today, and watch the results!
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This Day in History February 16th
First Barbary War: Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held frigate USS Philadelphia. (1804)
Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established. (1852)
American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Donelson, Tennessee. (1862)
Silver Dollar becomes legal US tender. (1874)
Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. (1923)
Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon. (1937)
World War II: Altmark Incident: The German tanker Altmark is boarded by sailors from the British destroyer HMS Cossack. 299 British prisoners are freed. (1940)
World War II: American forces land on Corregidor Island in the Philippines. (1945)
Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1. (1959)
The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe. (1960)
The DuSable Museum of African American History is chartered. (1961)
In Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service. (1968)
The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago, Illinois). (1978)
Hezbollah is founded. (1985)
The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of being a Nazi guard dubbed "Ivan the Terrible" in Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem. (1987)
The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs. (2005)
The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army. (2006)
A bomb blast at a market in Hazara Town in Quetta, Pakistan, kills more than 80 people and injures 190 others. (2013)