Archive for July, 2007
Wrong Way Corrigan Day
Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan … was an American aviator … (who) In 1938, after a transcontinental flight from Long Beach, California, to New York, he flew from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, to Ireland, even though he was supposed to be returning to Long Beach. He claimed that his unauthorized flight was due to a navigational error, caused by heavy cloud cover that obscured landmarks and low-light conditions, causing him to misread his compass…
Corrigan’s “error” caught the imagination of the … American public and inspired many jokes. The nickname “Wrong Way’ Corrigan” passed into common use and is still mentioned (or used as satire) when someone has the reputation for taking the wrong direction
source / photo source: wikipedia – Douglas Corrigan
National Ice Cream Day
Its “Sundae Sunday” and there’s no better day to celebrate America’s favorite dessert – ice cream!
So whether its Carvel, Mister Softee, Hagen Daz, or Ben and Jerry; today’s the day to make sure to leave some room forÂ theÂ sweet, sweet taste of that delicious creamy goodness!
photo credit: Nicobobinus via flickr
the French national holiday, celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is called “FÃªte Nationale” (“National Holiday”), in official parlance, or more commonly “quatorze juillet” (“14th of July”). It commemorates the 1790 FÃªte de la FÃ©dÃ©ration, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the storming of the Bastille was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern French “nation”, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution*
*source: wikipedia – Bastille Day
Embrace Your Geekness Day
Do your eyes glaze over when someone mentions Linux? Does your heart race at the thought of an iPhone?
In fact does any news concerning Steve JobsÂ give you a chubby?Â Has your fashion sense evolved fromÂ the colorsÂ of the Superman cape youÂ wear to work?! Are your lonely evenings illuminated only by the pale and sickly blue glow of your computer monitor?
WellÂ then -Â I think its quite evident that this is the day for you. So join the elves and I as we celebrateÂ a “very special day.”
photo caption: Ahh yes. Its the elves. Hard at work as always!
Oh Yeah. It’s Friday the 13th too!
There have been a number of events known as “Black Fridays” in history. Usually, these events are devastating.
Some historians propose that the origin of the “Black Friday” was the simultaneous arrest of hundreds of Knights Templars on October 13, 1307 (Friday), to be later tortured into “admitting” heresy.*
*source: Yahoo! Answers – What is the history behind Friday 13th?