Archive for January, 2010

(January 21) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Hugging Day

Thursday, January 21st, 2010


National Hugging Day
What better way to show your affection than by sharing a hug? Wrap your arms around your friends and loved ones today to celebrate National Hugging Day.

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(January 20) Today we're celebrating . . .  The Sign of Aquarius

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

The Sign of Aquarius

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the age of Aquarius, Aquarius! Aquarius!

Aquarius is the astrological sign which runs from January 20 to February 19.

Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the Zodiac and associated with future ideas and the unusual. Individuals born under this sign are thought to have leadership qualities with creative, challenging, entertaining, progressive, stimulating, and independent character, but one which is also prone to rebelliousness, coldness, erraticism, and impracticality.*

(Video: Fifth Dimension signing “Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In ” from 1969. Lyrics after the jump)

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(January 19) Today we're celebrating . . .  Tin Can Day

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

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Tin Can Day
Celebrating the humble Tin Can. On this date in 1825 the first patent for storing food in tin cans was awarded.

(January 18) Today we're celebrating . . .  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 18th, 2010
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Each year on the third Monday of January we celebrate the birth, the life and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have a dream…
I have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers
I have a dream today”

It is a time for the nation to remember the injustices that Dr. King fought. A time to remember his fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples. A time to remember the message of change through nonviolence.

And I don’t think there is any more fitting testament to King’s legacy than the election of President Barack Obama. “I have a dream” indeed!

So visit our celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. for more on the man and the holiday. And check out the Video and Text of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech. In its entirety.

link: Martin Luther King , Jr. Day on the Net

Did You Know? Countdown to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (01/18/10)

Monday, January 18th, 2010

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Did You Know?
January 18

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!!

Thanks for joining us as we counted down to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

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(January 18) Today we're celebrating . . .  Pooh Day

Monday, January 18th, 2010

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Pooh Day

Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh
Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff
He’s Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh
Willy nilly silly ole bear

Celebrating the Birth Anniversary of Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne.

Did You Know? Countdown to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (01/17/10)

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
about Martin Luther King &
the Civil Rights Movement

Jan. 17 : 01 Day to MLK Day

Did you know that the night before Dr. King’s April 1968 assassination, he gave a speech in which he alluded almost prophetically to his own death?

On the night before his murder Dr. King gave a speech to striking sanitation workers in which he said…

"I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land. And I’m not fearing any man."

The next day, as he was leaving his motel room, Dr. King was shot and killed.

Each year on the third Monday of January schools, federal offices, post office and banks across America close as we celebrate the birth, the life and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is a time for the nation to remember the injustices that Dr. King fought. A time to remember his fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples. A time to remember the message of change through nonviolence.

Join us for our look at the past 60 years of the civil rights movement and our countdown to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday January 18, 2010.

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