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Today (4/9) is...

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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A few nice holidays to celebrate today...
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deccaf
by Group Admin on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Equal Pay Day

The next Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 9, 2013. This date symbolizes how far into 2013 women must work to earn what men earned in 2012.

deccaf
by Group Admin on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:11 AM

National Be Kind To Lawyers Day

Lawyers are perhaps the most reviled and ridiculed profession in America today and yet people flock to lawyers the moment they need help in writing a will, running a business or avoiding jail time. This is the one day out of the year to give an ounce or two of respect to the men and women who daily tip the scales of justice. Whether you take your favorite lawyer out to lunch or simply refrain from telling lawyer jokes for 24 hours, this is the day to give a little love to the attorneys in your life. 

deccaf
by Group Admin on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:12 AM

National Cherish An Antique Day

 Celebrate when items were made by loving hands and not machines. Honor the past and timeworn traditions by incorporating an antique into your home, lifestyle or wardrobe.

cjsmom1
by Platinum Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM
It's sad that women still make less then their male counterparts.
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deccaf
by Group Admin on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

For more than 200 years, members of our Armed Forces have upheld an oath to protect and defend. In times of war, generations have answered our country's call with courage and valor, braving the peril of combat and pressing onward in the face of tremendous adversity. Their extraordinary service reflects our highest ideals, and their sacrifice will forever live on in our national memory. On National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, we pay solemn tribute to those patriots who gave their freedom to preserve our own.

deccaf
by Group Admin on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Appomattox Day

April 9

The Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, when Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant of the Union army accepted the surrender of General Robert E. Lee of the Confederacy. The Confederate soldiers were allowed to keep their horses and return to their homes; the officers were allowed to retain their side arms and swords as well. Thus ended the bloody four-year conflict that had cost more than half a million lives.

The most widespread celebration of Appomattox Day took place in 1965 during the Civil War centennial year. Thousands of people attended the ceremonies at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Participants included the Union leader's grandson, Ulysses S. Grant III, as well as Robert E. Lee IV, great-grandson of the Confederate leader. The day was noted across the country—but particularly in the South—with costumed pageants, books and articles reflecting on the war, and concerts of martial music. Although the anniversary is not observed on a yearly basis, reenactments of the historic surrender are held periodically.

deccaf
by Group Admin on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Jenkins Ear Day

Apr 9, 1731. Spanish guardacosta boarded and plundered the British ship Rebecca off Jamaica and, among other outrages, cut off the ear of English master mariner Robert Jenkins. Little notice was taken until seven years later, when Jenkins exhibited the detached ear and described the atrocity to a committee of the House of Commons. In consequence, Britain declared war on Spain in October 1739, a war that lasted until 1743 and is still known as the “War of Jenkins’s Ear.” Nothing else is known of him.

deccaf
by Group Admin on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Winston Churchill Day

On April 9th in 1963, Winston Churchill became the second person to become an Honorary Citizen of the United States, although this was the first time Congress had resolved that it was to be bestowed by the President of the United States, on a foreign national – he was granted citizenship of eight individual states as a prelude :- Hawaii, Maryland, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. Winston Churchill Day commemorates this event.
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