Manley's History lesson...
Tuesday August 22, 2017:
August 22nd is the 234th day of the year. There are 131 days remaining until the end of the year
There are 13 days remaining until Labor Day
There are 19 days remaining until Grandparents Day
National Be an Angel Day, National Eat a Peach Day, National Pecan Torte Day, National Tooth Fairy Day and Take Your Cat To The Vet Day
This Day in History:
--In 1787, inventor John Fitch demonstrated his steamboat on the Delaware River. Not only did it power itself along the river, but it also removed wrinkles!
--Colonel Harlan Sanders of "Kentucky Fried Chicken" fame was born on this date back in 1890. He was the original reason why the chicken crossed the road.
--On this date in 1902, Teddy Roosevelt became the first American president to ride in a car. It was also the first time a vice-president had to get out and help push it.
--In 1906, the Victrola was patented... just like the one in our studio. It was the predecessor of the record player, which was the predecessor of the cassette player, which was the predecessor of the CD player which is what we use to listen to before our phones.
--On this day in 1928, 79 years ago today, Mickey Mouse's first movie, "Steamboat Willie" made its debut. Critics said it was good, but a little cheesy.
--In 1980, the record for coconut tree climbing was set when 17-year-old Fuatai Solo ascended a 29.5-foot tree barefoot in 4.88 seconds. It's a record that no one has cared to break since.
THIS WEEK IS…
*Minority Enterprise Development Week: 18-24
*National Chef's Appreciation Week: 20-26
*National Safe at Home Week: 21-25
American Adventures Month
American Artists Appreciation Month Link
American Indian Heritage Month Link
American History Essay Contest (8/1 - 12/15)
Arrr-gust: International Pirate Month Link
Black Business Month
Boomers Making A Difference Month
Bystander Awareness Month
Children's Eye Health & Safety Month
Child Support Awareness Month Link
Children's Vision & Learning Month
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
Happiness Happens Month Link
Motor Sports Awareness Month
National Breastfeeding Month Link
National Catfish Month Link
National Crayon Collection Month Link
National Goat Cheese Month Link
National Immunization Awareness Month Link
National Panini Month Link
National Minority Donor Awareness Month
National Read A Romance Month
National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
National Traffic Awareness Month
National Truancy Prevention Month Link
National Water Quality Month Link
National Win With Civility Month
Neurosurgery Outreach Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month Link
Read A Romance Novel Month
Rye Month Link
Shop Online For Groceries Month Link
Tomboy Tools Month Link
What Will Be Your Legacy Month
World Mutt-i-grees Rescue Month Link