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Friday, November 4, 2011

Doughnut Day!! November 5th

National Doughnut Day, is that NOT the coolest?? My favorite doughnut is either pumkin spice, bear claw, or white icing filled with choccy icing over top. I used to work in a doughnut coffee shop, LOVED the customers and the job itself, couldn't stand the idiot boss. A friend of mine Paula, she says hers is sugar yeast. Heather says she likes either plain glazed, or maple iced. Jennifer says powdered and glazed. My sister Stacy C says Glazed. A girl in my favorite chatroom (PBS) says maple long johns, and
What is your favorite?

Sadie Hawkins Day
Depending on who you talk to, and where you look this really can be anywhere from the first Saturday of the month, all the way up to Nov 15th. Al Capp started this way back in the day.
In Li'l Abner, Sadie Hawkins was the daughter of one of Dogpatch's earliest settlers, Hekzebiah Hawkins. The "homeliest gal in all them hills", she grew frantic waiting for suitors to come a-courtin'. When she reached the age of 35, still a spinster, her father was even more frantic—about Sadie living at home for the rest of his life. In desperation, he called together all the unmarried men of Dogpatch and declared it "Sadie Hawkins Day". Specifically, a foot race was decreed, with Sadie in hot pursuit of the town's eligible bachelors—and matrimony as the consequence.

"When ah fires [my gun], all o' yo' kin start a-runnin! When ah fires agin—after givin' yo' a fair start—Sadie starts a runnin'. Th' one she ketches'll be her husbin." The town spinsters decided that this was such a good idea, they made Sadie Hawkins Day a mandatory yearly event, much to the chagrin of Dogpatch bachelors. In the satirical spirit that drove the strip, many sequences revolved around the dreaded Sadie Hawkins Day race. If a woman caught a bachelor and dragged him, kicking and screaming, across the finish line before sundown—by law he had to marry her!

Sadie Hawkins Day was first mentioned in the November 13, 1937 Li'l Abner daily strip, with the race actually taking place between November 19th and November 30th in the continuity. It would prove to be a popular annual feature in Li'l Abner, and a cultural phenomenon outside the strip. (see Schreiner, Dave; "Sadie's First Run", Li'l Abner Dailies Volume 3: 1937, Kitchen Sink Press, Princeton, WI, pg. 8.) But because Al Capp died on November 5th, I have a reason that MIGHT be why its today!
This became a tradition where they became dances, where the girl asks the guy out.

Book Lovers Day:
Another one very close to my heart, I LOVE books, reading, everything in print. I belong to a website called Paperbackswap.com. it is the BEST trading book store online. I have belonged for five years, I am a Tour Guide (I boss people around, not really, lol.......I help new members and others in the intracancies of the site, etc).
And have found sooooooo many friends! And of course when I first joined, I think I had about 50 books, now I have around 500........I dont think the trading part exactly worked as well as I hoped, HA!
Please, people, READ, its one of the few commodities in this world that isn't going anywhere, and no one can take from you!

FM Stereo-1933:
Bless you Edwin Howard Armstrong!! Because of him we have FM stereo. He was born in NYC in 1890, and died 1954. He was eleven years old when Marconi made the first Trans-Atlantic radio transmission, and Edwin became obsessed with the electronics and technology of it. He began studying radio and building homemade wireless equipment, including a 125 foot antenna in his parents backyard!
Edwin Armstrong is most commonly known for inventing frequency-modulated or FM radio in 1933. Frequency modulation or FM improved the audio signal of radio by controlling the noise static caused by electrical equipment and the earth's atmosphere. Edwin Armstrong received U.S. patent 1,342,885 for a "Method of Receiving High-Frequency Oscillations Radio" for his FM rechnology.
However, Edwin Armstrong should be known for inventing three key innovations: regeneration, superheterodyning, and frequency modulation. Every radio or television set today makes use of one or more of Edwin Armstrong's inventions.

Electric Shaver 1923
Col. Jacob Schick (September 16, 1877 - July 3, 1937) was an American inventor and entrepreneur who patented the first electric razor and started the Schick Dry Shaver, Inc. razor company.[1] Schick became a Canadian citizen in 1935 to avoid an investigation by the Joint Congressional Committee on Tax Evasion & Avoidance after he moved most of his wealth to a series of holding companies in the Bahamas.

Guy Fawkes Day
Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish in the Low Countries, belonged to a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Fawkes became synonymous with the Gunpowder Plot, the failure of which has been commemorated in England since 5 November 1605. His effigy is often burned on a bonfire, commonly accompanied by a firework display.
What is this Gunpowder Plot? The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in earlier centuries often called the Gunpowder Treason Plot or the Jesuit Treason, was a failed assassination attempt against King James I of England and VI of Scotland by a group of provincial English Catholics led by Robert Catesby.

The plan was to blow up the House of Lords during the State Opening of England's Parliament on 5 November 1605, as the prelude to a popular revolt in the Midlands during which James's nine-year-old daughter, Princess Elizabeth, was to be installed as the Catholic head of state. Catesby may have embarked on the scheme after hopes of securing greater religious tolerance under King James had faded, leaving many English Catholics disappointed. His fellow plotters were John Wright, Thomas Wintour, Thomas Percy, Guy Fawkes, Robert Keyes, Thomas Bates, Robert Wintour, Christopher Wright, John Grant, Sir Ambrose Rookwood, Sir Everard Digby and Francis Tresham. Fawkes, who had 10 years of military experience fighting in the Spanish Netherlands in suppression of the Dutch Revolt, was given charge of the explosives.

The plot was revealed to the authorities in an anonymous letter sent to William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, on 26 October 1605. During a search of the House of Lords at about midnight on 4 November 1605, Fawkes was discovered guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder—enough to reduce the House of Lords to rubble—and arrested. Most of the conspirators fled from London as they learnt of the plot's discovery, trying to enlist support along the way. Several made a stand against the pursuing Sheriff of Worcester and his men at Holbeche House; in the ensuing battle Catesby was one of those shot and killed. At their trial on 27 January 1606, eight of the survivors, including Fawkes, were convicted and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.

American Football League Formed 1959
Im not a football fan or anything else, so someone else can concentrate on this one, lol.

FDR Elected to 3rd Term of Presidency
The two-term tradition had been an unwritten rule (until the 22nd Amendment after his presidency) since George Washington declined to run for a third term in 1796, and both Ulysses S. Grant and Theodore Roosevelt were attacked for trying to obtain a third non-consecutive term. FDR systematically undercut prominent Democrats who were angling for the nomination, including two cabinet members, Secretary of State Cordell Hull and James Farley, Roosevelt's campaign manager in 1932 and 1936, Postmaster General and Democratic Party chairman. Roosevelt moved the convention to Chicago where he had strong support from the city machine (which controlled the auditorium sound system). At the convention the opposition was poorly organized but Farley had packed the galleries. Roosevelt sent a message saying that he would not run, unless he was drafted, and that the delegates were free to vote for anyone. The delegates were stunned; then the loudspeaker screamed "We want Roosevelt... The world wants Roosevelt!" The delegates went wild and he was nominated by 946 to 147 on the first ballot. The tactic employed by Roosevelt was not entirely successful, as his goal had been to be drafted by acclamation. The new vice presidential nominee was Henry A. Wallace, a liberal intellectual who was Secretary of Agriculture.

Another thing for the Month:
Child Safety Protection Month
I am sure this includes being a decent parent, how people can hurt the children they gave birth to is beyond my comprehension. But when i first saw this I was thinking of child safety seats, infant car seats, etc. Please learn to install them properly, it means your childs life!!

Births:
Joel McCrea-1905
Roy Rogers (Leonard Slye)-1912
Vivien Leigh-1913
Ike Turner-1931
Art Garfunkel-1941
Sam Shepard-1943
Gram Parsons-1945
Peter Noone-1947
Armin Shimerman-1949
Bryan Adams-1959
Tatum O'Neal-1963
Corin Nemic-1971

Deaths
1828 - Maria Fyodorovna of Russia, second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia (b. 1759)
1850 - Ferdinand KJ, archduke of Austria, dies at 69
1933 - Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)
1942 - George M Cohan, composer, dies at 64
1956 - Art Tatum, American musician (b. 1909)
1960 - Johnny Horton, country singer, dies at 33
1977 - Guy Lombardo, orch leader (Auld Lang Syne), dies in Houston at 75
1979 - Al Capp, US cartoonist (Li'l Abner), dies at 70
1991 - Fred MacMurray, actor (My Three Sons), dies of pneumonia at 83
2002 - Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1936)
2003 - Bobby Hatfield, American singer (Righteous Brothers) (b. 1940)
2010 - Jill Clayburgh, American actress (b. 1944)

Chart Toppers:
1944
I’ll Walk Alone - Dinah Shore
Dance with the Dolly - The Russ Morgan Orchestra (vocal: Al Jennings)
How Many Hearts Have You Broken - The Three Suns
Smoke on the Water - Red Foley

1952
You Belong to Me - Jo Stafford
Wish You Were Here - Eddie Fisher
Half as Much - Rosemary Clooney
Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Hank Williams

1960
Save the Last Dance for Me - The Drifters
My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own - Connie Francis
You Talk Too Much - Joe Jones
Wings of a Dove - Ferlin Husky

1968
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Those Were the Days - Mary Hopkin
Midnight Confessions - The Grass Roots
Next in Line - Conway Twitty

1976
If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
Rock’n Me - Steve Miller
The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
Among My Souvenirs - Marty Robbins

1984
Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) - Billy Ocean
Purple Rain - Prince & The Revolution
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
City of New Orleans - Willie Nelson

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