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Monday, November 14, 2011

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day
Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling in the United States. One day to educate and motivate. One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together. One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year. Get involved!

In the past I have used Freecycle, CraigsList, etc. I belong to a bookclub called Paperbackswap.com. It is an online trade a book site, and well, I love the site.

I am NOT the best recycler in the world, to me, throw it away, be done with it. But I wasn't raised that way, my parents had a basket for every little thing, glass, trash, plastic, aluminum, etc. And sometimes they would mix things together, and it would be so confusing!

Clean Your Fridge Day
Ugh, besides the toilet, the fridge is the WORST job! blech......but it has to be done. I did it one day a couple of weeks ago, ugh, guess will do it again today, lol.

I Love to Write Day
This is so perfect for me! I do love to both read and write, don't always know what I will say, or what my thoughts are, but I love just putting them down, organizing them, and giving them life.

Today in History
1348 - Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells
1491 - 6 Jews & 5 Conversos accused of killing Christians in La Guardia Spain
1492 - Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
1492 - In Spain, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos are accused of using black magic
1527 - Treaty of Beautiful garden (emperor-ecclesiastical goods)
1532 - Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn
1660 - 1st kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in NYC (New Amsterdam)
1727 - NY General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath
1763 - Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland
1777 - Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress
1791 - 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens
1806 - 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Govt, publishes 1st issue
1806 - Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)
1827 - Creek-indians lose all their property in US
1869 - Free postal delivery formally inaugurated
1899 - Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill & wife captured in Natal
1932 - Walt Disney Art School created
1936 - Nazi-Germany & Japan sign Anti-Komintern pac
1939 - Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews
1939 - Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check
1940 - 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime
1940 - 1st black to sign hockey contract-Arthur Dorrington & AC Seagulls
1940 - NY Midtown tunnel linking Manhattan and Queens opens to traffic
1969 - Wendy's Hamburgers opens

Births
1887 - Georgia O'Keefe, Sun Prairie Wisc, sculptor/painter
1891 - Erwin Rommel, German fieldmarshal
1919 - Joseph Albert Wapner, La, judge
1929 - Edward Asner, KC Kansas, actor
1932 - Petula Clark, Surrey England, rock vocalist


Deaths
1944 - Maarten Reuchlin, resistance fighter, executed
1954 - Lionel Barrymore, [Blythe], actor (Dr Kildare, Key Largo)
1958 - Tyrone Power, actor (Mark of Zorro)
1984 - Baby Fae, who received a baboon's heart, dies at 3 weeks
2011-Lev Borisov, 77, Russian actor, stroke. (Russian)
2011-Oba Chandler, 65, American murderer, lethal injection.
2011-Dulcie Gray, 91, English actress and novelist, bronchial pneumonia.

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