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Today is National .... 6/19

Posted by on Jun. 19, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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TigerofMu
by Sonja on Jun. 19, 2013 at 9:21 AM

NATIONAL GARFIELD THE CAT DAY

Celebrated each year on June 19, it is National Garfield the Cat Day.  A fictional character, Garfield is a title protagonist from the comic strip Garfield which was created by Jim Davis.   Today is set aside to celebrate him and the entertainment that he brings us.

June 19, 1978 was the first publication of Garfield which chronicles the life of lead character, the cat Garfield (named after Jim Davis’s  grandfather); Garfield’s owner, Jon Arbuckle: and Jon’s dog, Odie.

  • 2013 – Garfield is syndicated in roughly 2,580 newspapers and journals and holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip.

Set in Muncie, Indiana, common themes in the comic strip include Garfield’s laziness, obsessive eating, love for lasagna and coffee and hatred of Mondays and diets.  The focus is mostly upon the interaction between Garfield, Jon and Odie.

  • Garfield was one of the cartoon characters to appear in Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue.

NATIONAL GARFIELD THE CAT DAY HISTORY

National Garfield The Cat Day, an “unofficial” National holiday, is celebrated on June 19 in honor of the birth of the Garfield comic strip on June 19, 1978.  Our research was unable to find the creator of this day.

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TigerofMu
by Sonja on Jun. 19, 2013 at 9:21 AM

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NATIONAL MARTINI DAY

National Martini Day is celebrated each year on June  19.  This holiday is a day where adults can gather together and enjoy their favorite martini.

A cocktail made with gin and vermouth, the martini is normally garnished with an olive or lemon twist.  The martini has grown to become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages.

  • James Bond, the fictional spy, sometimes asked for his vodka martinis to be “shaken, not stirred”. 

Some people prefer to have their martinis served “on the rocks”, which is the ingredients poured over ice cubes and served in an old-fashioned glass.

  • Dirty martini – Martini with a splash of olive brine or olive juice and is typically garnished with an olive.

Over the years, the traditional martini has had a number of variations to it and also other flavors have evolved such as the cosmopolitan, chocola-tini or apple-tini.  Responsibly, enjoy your favorite one today!

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