Archive for February, 2009

(February 17) Today we're celebrating . . .  My Way Day

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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I’ve lived a life that’s full.
I’ve traveled each and every highway;
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way
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Cast off others opinions of yourself and show’em that you’ll do it Frankie’s way; you’ll do it “My Way!”

(February 16) Today we're celebrating . . .  President's Day

Monday, February 16th, 2009

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President’s Day
While originally intended to celebrate the birthday of the first US President, George Washington, the holiday has become a general celebration of all US Presidents (past and present).

With the passage of the Monday Holiday Law (1968), the federal celebration of George Washington’s birthday moved from its actual date, February 22nd, to the 3rd Monday of February. The celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birth (February 12th) while no longer observed as a federal holiday is also customarily celebrated on President’s Day.

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Did You Know? Countdown to President's Day 2009 (02/15)

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

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Did You Know? Countdown to President’s Day
Facts & Figures About Five Great American Presidents

February 15 : 01 day till President’s Day

Originally intended to celebrate the birthday of the first US President, George Washington, the President’s Day holiday has become a general celebration of all past US Presidents.

So in honor of this upcoming holiday join us as we countdown to President’s Day with little know facts, figures, and folklore about America and its Presidents!

bo 03: Did you know that Barack Obama was the first African American president … of the Harvard Law Review? Also the first African American president of the United States, Obama was raised in Hawaii, the son of a Kansan mother and a Kenyan father.

Over 96% of African Americans voted for Obama in November 2008. Until 1965, with the passage of the Voting Rights Act, most southern blacks were denied their right to vote by illegal literacy tests and poll taxes.

Obama was elected to office during the swelling of what many are calling the “second Great Depression.” Like FDR did in his 1933 Inaugural address, Obama, the 44th president of the United States, attempted to restore hope to Americans when he said: “On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.”

Thanks for joining for our “Did You Know?” countdown to President’s Day!

(February 15) Today we're celebrating . . .  Susan B. Anthony Day

Sunday, February 15th, 2009


Susan B. Anthony Day
On this day in 1820, one of America’s first women’s rights activists, Susan B. Anthony, was born in Adams, Massachusetts. Anthony was active in the advocating for women’s right to vote.

 

 

 

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(February 14) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

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Valentine’s Day
A Day for love and lovers. A Day for flowers, romance, and candy hearts. A day for Cupid, kisses and snuggling galore!

Come and join us as we celebrate Valentine’s Day - Amore on the Net

Did You Know? Countdown to President's Day 2009 (02/14)

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

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Did You Know? Countdown to President’s Day
Facts & Figures About Five Great American Presidents

February 14 : 02 days till President’s Day

Originally intended to celebrate the birthday of the first US President, George Washington, the President’s Day holiday has become a general celebration of all past US Presidents.

So in honor of this upcoming holiday join us as we countdown to President’s Day with little know facts, figures, and folklore about America and its Presidents!

jfk 03: Did you know that John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was the youngest man elected to the United States? He was just 46 years old when he was inaugurated. Kennedy was also the youngest president to die in office, and the fourth U.S. president assassinated during his tenure.

Often quoted for his moving Inaugural address in which he stated, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”, Kennedy was a master orator.

In his less than 1,000 days in office, Kennedy historically presided over the Cuban Missile Crisis and the introduction of the sweeping Civil Rights Act. The bill, which ended racial discrimination in public places and required employers to provide equal employment opportunities, was being debated by Congress at the time of Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to February 16th! So stop by again tomorrow.

Holiday Invite: Amoré on the Net (Valentine's Day)

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our love-filled celebration of this most romantic holiday — Amore’ on the Net.

To make sure that Cupid’s arrow hits its mark, Holidays on the Net has everything you ever wanted to know about the origin of Valentine’s Day. Like, did you know that Cupid was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love? And that many historians believe that the first Valentine’s Day can be traced back to a Roman fertility celebration? (We’ve got lots more Valentine’s Day facts and figures over at Holidays on the Net, so come flex your trivia muscle!)

You don’t have to be in America to get in on the amore. Learn how Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world, from the Far East to the Middle East. We even have a special article about China’s unique love celebration, in which the seven daughters of the Heaven Goddess came to visit Earth.

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