Greater than 350,000 SparkPoints 456,975

National Grandparent's Day

Sunday, September 08, 2013

National Grandparent's Day

When: the first Sunday after Labor Day

It is only right and fitting that one day of the year is set aside to honor our grandparents. It is time to celebrate those special people who are always there with a hug, a kiss, a cookie, something special, or take us somewhere.

National Grandparent's Day originated in 1978. Then President Jimmy Carter declared it to be the first Sunday after Labor Day.

If you can, enjoy the day with them. That is the greatest gift they can receive from you. If you can;'t see them, call them. When you call, make sure you have the time for a long conversation. Remember, grandparents will always ask about you first and listen intently to everything you have to say. They are never rushed or in a hurry. They are there just for you.

More Information:

National Grandparent Day Homepage

This Day in History September 8

The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland. (1264)

Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence. (1504)

French and Indian War: Battle of Lake George. (1755)

French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition. (1756)

American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina, the war's last significant battle in the Southern theater, ends in a narrow British tactical victory. (1781)

The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John Jacob Astor's newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six-month journey around the tip of South America, the ship arrives at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor's men establish the fur-trading town of Astoria, Oregon. (1810)

The Steamship Lady Elgin sinks on Lake Michigan, with the loss of around 300 lives. (1860)

American Civil War: Second Battle of Sabine Pass – on the Texas-Louisiana border at the mouth of the Sabine River, a small Confederate force thwarts a Union invasion of Texas. (1863)

The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was completed in a ceremony at Gold Creek, Montana. Former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike" in an event attended by rail and political luminaries. (1883)

In Spain, the first travel of Isaac Peral submarine, was the first practical submarine ever made. (1888)

In London, the body of Jack the Ripper's second murder victim, Annie Chapman, is found. (1888)

The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited. (1892) emoticon

Galveston Hurricane of 1900: a powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people. (1900)

World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war. (1914)

16-year-old Margaret Gorman wins the Atlantic City Pageant's Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America. (1921)

Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost, and twenty-three sailors killed. (1923)

Germany is admitted to the League of Nations. (1926)

3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape. (1930)

US Senator from Louisiana, Huey Long, nicknamed "Kingfish", is fatally shot in the Louisiana State Capitol building. (1935)

World War II: Siege of Leningrad begins. German forces begin a siege against the Soviet Union's second-largest city, Leningrad. (1941)

World War II: The O.B.S. (German General Headquarters for the Mediterranean zone) in Frascati is bombed by USAAF. (1943)

World War II: United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower publicly announces the Allied armistice with Italy. (1943)

World War II: London is hit by a V-2 rocket for the first time. (1944)

Cold War: United States troops arrive to partition the southern part of Korea in response to Soviet troops occupying the northern part of the peninsula a month earlier. (1945)

Treaty of San Francisco: In San Francisco, California, 48 nations sign a peace treaty with Japan in formal recognition of the end of the Pacific War. (1951)

The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) is established. (1954)

In Huntsville, Alabama, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA had already activated the facility on July 1). (1960)

The first Star Trek series premieres on NBC. (1966)

In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass. (1971)

Watergate Scandal: US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office. (1974)

Gays in the military: US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline "I Am A Homosexual". He is given a general discharge, which was later upgraded to honorable. (1975)

Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to ongoing fires. (1988)

USAir Flight 427, on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, suddenly crashes in clear weather killing all 132 aboard; resulting in the most extensive aviation investigation in world history and altering manufacturing practices in the industry. (1994)

Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America. (2005)
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post