Manley's History lesson...
Wednesday January 17, 2018:
January 17th is the 17th day of the year. There are 348 days remaining until the end of the year
There are 16 days remaining until Groundhog Day
There are 28 days remaining until Valentine's Day
Today is Cable Car Day, Customer Service Day, Ditch New Years Resolutions Day, Hot-Buttered Rum Day, Kid Inventors' Day, International Mentoring Day, Judgment Day, National Bootleggers Day and Popeye Day
THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
--On this date in 395 AD, the Roman Emperor Theodosius the first died of "dropsy." That's right: a group of barbarians dropsy'd him off a cliffsy.
--Benjamin Franklin was born on this date, back in 1706. Ben had actually suggested that the turkey be the symbol of our country, instead of the bald eagle. Was he ahead of his time or what?
--In 1773, Captain James Cook became the first person to cross the Antarctic Circle. It was then he uttered those immortal words, "Uh, I think we missed our turn."
--On this date in 1917, the U.S. paid $25 million for the Virgin Islands. And, at the time, we just took their word for it.
--In 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that video-taping TV shows for private use in your home did NOT violate any copyright laws. It was covered in the constitutions "Right to fast-forward through commercials" section.
THIS WEEK IS…
Healthy Weight Week: 14-20
No Name Calling Week: 15-19
Sugar Awareness Week: 15-19
National Bath Safety Month
National Blood Donor Month
National Braille Literacy Month
National Hobby Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Mentoring Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Soup Month