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Peculiar People Day

Friday, January 10, 2014

Peculiar People Day

Date When Celebrated : Always January 10th

Peculiar People Day is in honor of uniquely different people. Un-ordinary, extraordinary, unusual, strange, odd, uncommon, intriguing, different, abnormal, and quirky.... These are all things that we think of to describe the word "peculiar". Most of these characteristics can be viewed as good, or not so good. Today is a day to look for the good in your peculiar acquaintances.

Peculiar People Day Traditions:
If you are peculiar, this is your day to be honored and appreciated. Chances are, you will find something peculiar about yourself, if you look hard enough. If you can't find anything peculiar about yourself, then give some recognition and appreciation to your quirky friends and family.

Origin of Peculiar People Day:
Our research did not discover the origin or the creator of Peculiar People Day. We uncovered some reference defining this day. But, we did not find the originator or the date that it was first celebrated.

We found numerous Ecard companies and calendars sites with this special day.

This Day in History January 10th

Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet Common Sense. (1776)

The Siege of Dunlap's Station begins near Cincinnati during the Northwest Indian War. (1791)

Dutch settlers in Cape Town surrender to the British. (1806)

American Civil War: Florida secedes from the Union. (1861)

John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil. (1870)

The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas. (1901)

World War I: In the Erzurum Offensive, Russia defeats the Ottoman Empire. (1916)

The Treaty of Versailles takes effect, officially ending World War I. (1920)

World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura. (1941)

The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented. (1946)

The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals. (1946)

Apollo program: NASA announces plans to build the C-5 rocket launch vehicle. It became better known as the Saturn V Moon rocket, which launched every Apollo Moon mission. (1962)

The United States and Holy See (Vatican City) re-establish full diplomatic relations after almost 117 years, overturning Congress's 1867 ban on public funding for such a diplomatic envoy. (1984)

Sandinista Daniel Ortega becomes president of Nicaragua and vows to continue the transformation to socialism and alliance with the Soviet Union and Cuba; American policy continues to support the Contras in their revolt against the Nicaraguan government. (1985)

Time Warner is formed by the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications. (1990)

A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing U.S. Route 101, the main coastal corridor between Los Angeles and San Francisco for 10 days. (2005)

More than 100 people are killed and 270 injured in several bomb blasts in Pakistan. (2013)
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  • PMAY0313
    Thank goodness for all us peculiar people. How boring without us all!
    1560 days ago
    Thanks from this peculiar person!
    1561 days ago
    A little trivia for you....The road sign is more than likely for Peculiar, Mo. Their town Motto is, "Where the 'odds' are with you.". Actually when the town was first settled in the 1800's the postmaster found that name after name they chose for the town was rejected because it was already taken so he submitted Peculiar and it was accepted.
    1561 days ago
    I think everyone is peculiar in their own way. Guess I'll celebrate my peculiarness today.

    thanks for the history tidbits.
    1561 days ago
    I'm always learning something
    1561 days ago
  • MISSG180
    A day to celebrate me! emoticon
    1561 days ago
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