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Reconciliation Day

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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When : Always April 2and

Reconciliation Day is a special day to patch relationships and to make amends. It's intention is to re-establish relationships between family, friends and couples. Life is too short to hold a grudge between those we love.

Estranged couples may find today to be an opportunity to work out their problems. People who have had a "falling out" with family members are encouraged to reach out and "mend the fence".

For those considering a reconciliation, the old saying is "It's never too late". But, that is not true. Someday, it could be too late. So, please use today to begin your reconciliation.

Origin of "Reconciliation Day":
Since 1989, newspaper columnist Ann Landers has promoted April 2and as Reconciliation Day. She writes an annual article dedicated to this day. She posts and replies to readers' questions and issues on reconciliation.

There are many other "Relationship Days" held around the world on many different dates. Among the countries are South Africa, Korea, Angola and many others that have struggled with war and strife.

This Day in History April 2
Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now Florida. (1513)
Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India. (1755)
The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint. (1792)
Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna. (1800)
Food shortages incite hundreds of angry women to riot in Richmond, Virginia and demand that the Confederate government release emergency supplies. (1863)
The Siege of Petersburg is broken – Union troops capture the trenches around Petersburg, Virginia, forcing Confederate General Robert E. Lee to retreat. (1865)
Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. (1865)
Cree warriors attacked the village of Frog Lake, North-West Territories, Canada, killing 9. (1885)
The United States Congress passes the Foraker Act, giving Puerto Rico limited self-rule. (1900)
"Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California. (1902)
The ill fated RMS Titanic begins sea trials. (1912)
President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany. (1917)
As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiere on CBS-TV. The two soaps become the first daytime dramas to debut in the 30-minute format. (1956)
Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s. (1972)
Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service. (1973)
Construction of the CN Tower is completed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It reaches 553.33 metres (1,815.4 ft) in height, becoming the world's tallest free-standing structure. (1975)
President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act in an effort to help the U.S. economy rebound. (1980)
Alabama governor George Wallace, a former segregationist most widely known for the Stand in the Schoolhouse Door, announces that he will not seek a fifth four-year term and will retire from public life upon the end of his term in January 1987. (1986)
Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; hardest hit is in Tennessee with 29 people killed. (2006)
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Holding a grudge hurts you more than the person you don't forgive.
    1902 days ago
  • PMAY0313
    1902 days ago
    Thankfully I've reconciled in one way or another with just about everyone I know that I've had issues with in the past. A few do qualify for the special "forgive but won't forget" category!

    1902 days ago
    Wouldn't it be nice if no one ever held a grudge.
    1902 days ago
    Love (or loved) reading Ann Landers. I'm aware of her promotion for "Reconciliation Day", but had forgotten the date.

    1902 days ago
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