Manley's History lesson...
Friday December 8, 2017:
December 8th is the 342nd day of the year. There are 23 days remaining until the end of the year
There are 17 days remaining until Christmas
There are 23 days remaining until New Year's Eve
National Brownie Day, National Christmas Tree Day, National Salesperson's Day, Official Lost and Found Day and Pretend To Be a Time Traveler Day
THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
--Eli Whitney was born on this date in 1765. Eli, of course, is famous for inventing the cotton gin. Unfortunately, he died before the Cotton Gin & Tonic was invented.
--On this date in 1776 during the American Revolution, George Washington's army crosses the icy Delaware River from New Jersey to Pennsylvania to get away from the British army. They would have done it a lot faster, but they had to stop and pose for the oil painting.
--In 1863, President Lincoln unveiled his plan to rebuild the south. To save money, he suggested that we buy everything at Walmart.
--On this date in 1931, coaxial cable was patented. We're going to honor this special occasion today, sometime between 9 and 5.
--It was on this date in 1952 that the first TV acknowledgement of pregnancy is made on "I Love Lucy." I think that's when Ricky first uttered the phrase, "You've got some 'splainin' to do!"
THIS WEEK IS…
AIDS Awareness Month
Awareness Month of Awareness Months Month
Bingo’s Birthday Month
National Drunk & Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month
National Human Rights Month
National Tie Month
National Write A Business Plan Month
Operation Santa Paws (1-24)
Quince and Watermelon Month
Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS) (12/17 – 2/5)
Tomato and Winter Squash Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month
Youngsters on The Air Month Link