Manley's History lesson...
Thursday February 8, 2018:
February 8th is the 39th day of the year. There are 326 days remaining until the end of the year
There are 6 days remaining until Valentine's Day
Today is Boy Scouts Day, Laugh and Get Rich Day, National Kite Flying Day, Opera Day, Propose Day and Dry Bean Day
THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
--A guy by the name of Simon Willard invented the Banjo Clock way back in 1802. It was one of the biggest innovations since the cast-iron toupee!
--In 1837, for the only time in history, the U.S. Senate chose the vice president of the United States, selecting Richard Johnson after no one candidate received a majority of electoral votes. And you thought you didn't care about the last election.
--On this date in 1883, Louis Waterman invented the fountain pen, the perfect device for people who enjoyed writing in fountains.
--In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. Congrats on 108 years of scouting.
--President Warren G. Harding installed the very first radio in the White House in 1922. That was back when radio installers said they'd be at your house sometime between January and June.
--On this date in 1983, a man in Arizona was convicted of bigamy and having 105 wives. Just think about having to remember all those anniversaries.
THIS WEEK IS…
*Publicity for Profit Week: 2-8
*Dump Your Significant Jerk Week: 3-9
*Burn Awareness Week: 4-10
*Children's Authors & Illustrators Week: 4-10
*Children's Mental Health Week: 5-11
*National School Counseling Week: 5-9
*International Networking Week: 5-9
American Heart Month
An Affair to Remember Month
Black History Month
Canned Food Month
Creative Romance Month
Great American Pie Month
National Bake for Family Fun Month
National Bird Feeding Month
National Cherry Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Heart Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Library Lover’s Month
National Macadamia Nut Month
National Snack Food Month
National Weddings Month
National Embroidery Month