Saturday, July 13, 2013

July 13 - Embrace Your Geekness

How better to celebrate our technological era and the ever growing geekdom of our future leaders than with Embrace Your Geekness Day. Even if you haven't grown up with technology it hard not to be a tad bit geeky with all of these new gadgets. Social media, and gaming consoles are increasing in popularity and demand, how can you say no to a little techy indulgence on the side.

Be proud of your inner geek and let it fly loose today.

Today we can also celebrate Gruntled Workers Day (if you love your job and it makes you happy this is the day for you-celebrate and give thanks for doing something you love everyday), and National French Fries Day.

Lets take a look at what happened on this day in history.

-100BC Julius Caesar, Rome, Roman military and political leader born.
-574 John III, Italian Pope dies.
-939 Leo VII, Italian Pope dies.
-1024 Henry II, the Monk, German King dies.
-1645 Aleksei Romanov succeeds his father Michael as czar of Russia.
-1787 Congress establishes Northwest Territory.
-1837 Queen Victoria is 1st monarch to live in present Buckingham Palace.
-1859 Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter born. 
-1917 Vision of Virgin Mary appeared to children of Fatima, Portugal.

-1923 The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.

-1939 Frank Sinatra made his recording debut.
-1942 Harrison Ford, Chicago Illinois, actor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Frantic) born.

-1943 Greatest tank battle in history ends with Russia's defeat of Germany at Kursk, almost 6,000 tanks take part, 2,900 were lost by Germany.
-1985 "Live Aid" concert raises over $70 million for African famine relief.
-1986 At Aachen, West Germany, Gail Greenough became the first Canadian and first woman to win the world show jumping championship.
-2305 Jean-Luc Picard, fictional capt on Star Trek Next Generation.

 Joke of the Day

Who is the roundest knight at King Arthur's' table?
Sir Cumfrence.

July 14 - Unfortunately there is no special holidays to celebrate today. So why not celebrate yourself and your family today. Enjoy the weather, get out and do something active.

With that, lets take a look at some events that happened on this day throughout time.

-1223 King Philip II of France dies at 57.
-1223 Louis VIII becomes King of France.
-1789 Bastille Day-French Revolution begins with the fall of Bastille.
-1841 The first session of the first Parliament of the United Canada's opened at Kingston, Canada West.
-1855 La Capricieuse, the first French naval vessel to visit Canada since the Conquest, received a tumultuous welcome at Qu├ębec.
-1862 Gustav Klimt, Austria, Art Nouveau painter born.

-1881 Billy the Kid, American outlaw dies.
-1910 William Hanna, Melrose New Mexico, animator (Hanna-Barbera- Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo) is born.

-1912 Woodrow Wilson "Woodie" Guthrie, folk singer (This Land Is Your Land) is born.
-1914 A major oil discovery at Turner Valley, southwest of Calgary, ushered in the oil age in Alberta.
-1958 Col Saddam Hussein & Iraqi army overthrows the monarchy.
-1966 Julie Manet, French painter dies.

-1977 Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden is born.
-2000 Pine Lake Tornado where winds reached 300 km/hr. 
 Joke of the Day

Whats brown and sticky?
A stick.

Stay tuned for our next, "On This Day in History"! 

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