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Worship of Tools Day

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Worship of Tools Day

When : Always March 11th

There are few things that the male population worships more than his tools. To some, a tool is a natural extension of their arm. So, Worship of Tools Day is a logical day of celebration. And, it's definitely a guy thing. Please note however, there are more than a few ladies who love to work with their hands, and find today to be an important holiday.

Need a birthday or Christmas gift idea for one of the "boys" in the family? You're never lacking for tool ideas when you visit the local hardware store.

Celebrate today by working with tools, and buying a tool or two. Receiving a tool as a gift today, makes this truely a special day.

Song of the Day: If I Had a Hammer

Origin of "Worship of Tools Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

This Day in History March 11th

Emperor Elagabalus is assassinated, along with his mother, Julia Soaemias, by the Praetorian Guard during a revolt. Their mutilated bodies are dragged through the streets of Rome before being thrown into the Tiber. (222)

The Frondeurs and the French sign the Peace of Rueil. (1649)

The Daily Courant, England's first national daily newspaper is published for the first time. (1702)

Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation. (1708)

The United States Department of War creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs. (1824)

The Flagstaff War: Unhappy with translational differences regarding the Treaty of Waitangi, chiefs Hone Heke, Kawiti and Māori tribe members chop down the British flagpole for a fourth time and drive settlers out of Kororareka, New Zealand. (1845)

Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government. (1848)

American Civil War: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted. (1861)

The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400. (1888)

USS Nevada (BB-36) is commissioned. The first US Navy "super-dreadnought". (1916)

World War I: Baghdad falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude. (1917)

The first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic. (1918)

In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre. (1927)

Ready for Labour and Defence of the USSR, abbreviated as GTO, is introduced in the Soviet Union. (1931)

World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies on loan. (1941)

World War II: General Douglas MacArthur leaves Corregidor. (1942)

World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy attempts a large-scale kamikaze attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet anchored at Ulithi atoll in Operation Tan No. 2. (1945)

World War II: The Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived puppet state, is established with Bảo Đại as its ruler. (1945)

Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, is captured by British troops. (1946)

The 1977 Hanafi Muslim Siege: more than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hanafi Muslims are set free after ambassadors from three Islamic nations join negotiations. (1977)

Coastal Road massacre: At least 37 are killed and more than 70 are wounded when Al Fatah hijack an Israeli bus, prompting Israel's Operation Litani. (1978)

Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon. (1983)

Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States. (1993)

Madrid train bombings: Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain, kill 191 people. (2004)

Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile. (2006)

Georgia claims Russian helicopters attacked the Kodori Valley in Abkhazia, an accusation that Russia categorically denies later. (2007)

Winnenden school shooting: 16 are killed and 11 are injured before recent-graduate Tim Kretschmer shoots and kills himself, leading to tightened weapons restrictions in Germany. (2009)

Economist and businessman Sebastián Piñera is sworn in as President of Chile, while three earthquakes, the strongest measuring magnitude 6.9 and all centered next to Pichilemu, capital of Cardenal Caro Province, hit central Chile during the ceremony. (2010)

An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale. (2011)

A US soldier kills 16 civilians in the Panjwayi District of Afghanistan near Kandahar. (2012)
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