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2002: Tool Time
2003: Who Is Milton and Why Should I Care?
2004: Portals of the Past
2005: Cultural Icons
2006: 94 and Counting
2008: Category 1
2009: High Tech/Low Tech
2010: So Many Books, So Few Hours
2011: Taking Stock
2012: The Paul Picnic, 2012
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WOW ... WHAT A DAY!
2 September, 2014
And you thought yesterday was just Labor Day.
It was also: National Cherry Popover Day
Emma M. Nutt Day
National Gyros Day
Chicken Boys Day
Calendar Adjustment Day
Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day
Great Bathtub Race Day
International Day of Awareness for the Dolphins of Taiji
National No Rhyme (Nor
Save Japans Dolphins Day
Toy Tips Executive Toy Test Day
and the first day of International Enthusiasm Week
National Nutrition Week
National Payroll Week
National Waffle Week
Burning Man Week
National Bourbon Heritage Month
National Piano Month.
(I'm wondering how National Nutrition Week jibes with National Waffle
Week and National Bourbon Heritage Month!)
September 1 is the 244th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 121
days remaining until the end of the year, which means only 114 shopping days till
On this day in 1799, the Bank of Manhattan Company opened in New York City, NY the
forerunner of Chase Manhattan.
On this day in 1810, the first plow with interchangeable parts was patented by John J.
On this day in 1859, the Pullman sleeping car was placed into service.
On this day in 1878, Emma M. Nutt became the first female telephone operator in the US,
working for the Telephone Dispatch Company of Boston. (is that where "I'd have to be
nuts to work at a job like that" came from?)
On this day in 1887, Emile Berliner filed for a patent for his invention of the
lateral-cut, flat-disk gramophone AKA the record player.
On this day in 1905, Saskatchewan and Alberta became the ninth and tenth provinces of
On this day in 1970, the last episode of I Dream of Jeannie aired on NBC-TV.
On this day in 1979, the U.S. Pioneer 11 became the first spacecraft to visit Saturn.
On this day in 1985, a joint U. S.-French expedition located the wreck of the Titanic 560
miles off the coast of Newfoundland.
On this day in 1995, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland Ohio.
On this day in 1997, the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon raised $50,475,055 a record
to support Muscular Dystrophy Association research and services. (I never
could watch that show...I know there was a good cause, but it always seemed like Lewis was
exploiting the kids and the whole thing creeped me out)
On this day in 1998, the movie Titanic went on sale across North America.
SAINT OF THE DAY: St. Giles
James Gentleman Jim Corbett, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Richard Farnsworth, Rocky
Marciano, George Maharis, Boxcar Willie, Conway Twitty, Lily Tomlin, Barry Gibb, Billy
Blanks, Gloria Estefan, Kenny Mayne, Hardy Nickerson, Padma Lakshmi, Jhonen Vasquez, and
Zendaya (Zendaya! Whatever happened to him!), among many others, share this
birthday, including Yvonne DeCarlo who went on to "star" with our friend Matt
Buckner in Gypsy in an amphitheater in Oakland.
Hope everyone had a great holiday. Now can we go back to delivering the mail,