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Mother's Day


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day



Date When Celebrated : Second Sunday in May

Everybody has a mother and absolutely no one is more special than mom. Sure, dad is really important. And, grandparent's too. But moms, well they are just the greatest. Often taken for granted, they are always our strongest supporter. You can't do wrong in Mom's eyes. When you are hurt, or not feeling well....there is no one else that can help you more than Mom. I saw this clearly recently as our son was in the emergency room. Sure, dad was an important presence. But, the look in my son's eyes with his mom by his side was certain affirmation of mom's comforting ways, and importance.

So go out and celebrate Mother's Day. First and foremost, spend time with her. If you absolutely can not be there, take time for a long phone call. Flowers, cards, candy and gifts are all part of the day. But, mom wants some time with you far more than anything else.

Did you know? The first Mother's Day was May 10, 1908 in Philadelphia

This Day in History May 11th

A copy of the Diamond Sutra is printed in China, making it oldest known dated printed book. (868)

Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam to replace Willem Kieft as Director-General of New Netherland, the Dutch colonial settlement in present-day New York City. (1647)

Captain Robert Gray becomes the first documented white person to sail into the Columbia River. (1792)

HMS Beagle, the ship that will take Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage, is launched. (1820)

President James K. Polk asked for and received a Declaration of War against Mexico, starting the Mexican–American War (1846)

Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. State. (1858)

American Civil War: The ironclad CSS Virginia is scuttled in the James River northwest of Norfolk, Virginia. (1862)

Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy, a gun battle in California. (1880)

Pullman Strike: Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike in Illinois. (1894)

An act of the U.S. Congress establishes Glacier National Park in Montana. (1910)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded. (1927)

World War II: American troops invade Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands in an attempt to expel occupying Japanese forces. (1943)

World War II: The Allies begin a major offensive against the Axis Powers on the Gustav Line. (1944)

World War II: Off the coast of Okinawa, the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill is hit by two kamikazes, killing 346 of its crew. Although badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under its own power. (1945)

Siam officially changes its name to Thailand for the second time. The name had been in use since 1939 but was reverted in 1945. (1949)

Racist bombings in Birmingham, Alabama disrupt nonviolence in the Birmingham campaign and precipitate a crisis involving federal troops. (1963)

Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II. (1987)

In Baltimore, Maryland, the first heart–lung transplant takes place. The surgery is performed by Dr. Bruce Reitz of the Stanford University School of Medicine. (1987)

Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format. (1997)

At least 46 people are killed in the 2013 Reyhanlı bombings in Reyhanlı, Turkey. (2013)
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MARTYLYNN1 5/11/2014 12:45PM

    I lost my Mom in 09 and miss her every day. Steve's sister lays claim to his mom on holidays and birthdays and we get the left overs. LOL...It actually works out fine. We will be taking her out to dinner and a movie tomorrow when places won't be nearly as crowded.

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