Archive for January, 2011

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

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

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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 . . .  Pooh Day

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

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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.

Presidential Proclamation- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2011

Monday, January 17th, 2011

The White House has released President Obama’s Presidential Proclamation for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2011
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

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…THEREFORE, I BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 17, 2011, as the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday. I encourage all Americans to observe this day with appropriate civic, community, and service programs in honor of Dr. King’s life and lasting legacy…

Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

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Full text of Presidential Proclamation – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2011

(January 17) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 17th, 2011
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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.

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

January 17 – Happy Birthday Mrs. Obama!

Monday, January 17th, 2011

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Today, Monday January 17, is the birthday of US First Lady Michelle Obama.

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is the wife of the forty-fourth President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States.

Michelle Robinson was born and grew up on the South Side of Chicago. She graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. After completing her formal education, she returned to Chicago and accepted a position with the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her future husband. Subsequently, she worked as part of the staff of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Medical Center. Throughout 2007 and 2008, she helped campaign for her husband’s presidential bid and delivered a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She is the mother of two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and is the sister of Craig Robinson, men’s basketball coach at Oregon State University.*

*source: wikipedia – Michelle Obama

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

Monday, January 17th, 2011

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Did You Know?
January 17

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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Did You Know? Countdown to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (01/16)

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

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

Jan. 16 : 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 17, 2011.

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