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★~Today’s Quote: “Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.” -Helen Peters
★~World Teachers Day:
El Morno ♥ Heart’s Teachers
Teaching has been described in many ways: growing humans, the art of patience, shaping minds… If you’ve ever had, or currently have, a teacher in your life that has impacted you in some way, then today is the day to recognize them.
World Teachers Day was started on October 5, 1994 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and has been celebrated ever since. The official website for World Teachers Day says that this year in honor of the holiday, they will be pay tribute to all of the teachers worldwide who have been affected by a major crisis. This could be the Haiti earthquake or the economic crisis which globally affected many.
★~ Do Something Nice Day:
Personally I think we wrote the book on nice…so just celebrated today by being who you already are…pretty darn nice.
★~ Apple Betty Day:
The dessert is not named after Betty. I looked. I’m sure of it. This classic American dessert dates back to the colonial period and probably evolved from the traditional English bread pudding. it is made with sliced apples, brown sugar, whipped Cream What’s not to love? Apple Betty can be topped with lemon sauce, ice cream or whip cream.
★~ Interesting Fact: October 5 is the date the most people (in the U.S., anyway) are born.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1958- The Kingston Trio went to the top of the charts with Tom Dooley. The was the first time a folk song had dominated the charts. The story, told in song, is of an embittered Civil War veteran, Tom Dula. It seems that he had been forced to make a confession just before having to face the gallows, saying that he had killed his girlfriend out of jealousy. Some said he was innocent. The story became a folk song in the 1860s, and The Kingston Trio, a group of clean-cut, shorthaired, button-down shirted, young men, rode the folk revival to fame and fortune with their rendition of Tom Dooley.
♥~ 1962 – The Beatles debut single ‘Love Me Do’ was released in the UK. It spent 26 week’s on the chart peaking at No.4.
♥~ 1966 – Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding played together for the first time, The Jimi Hendrix Experience were formed.
♥~ 1974 – American David Kunst became the first person to walk around the world. The stroll took four years and 21 pairs of shoes. He crossed four continents and walked 14,450 miles.
♥~ 1954 – Bob Geldof, Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. The Boomtown Rats, (1979 UK No.1 single ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ plus 10 other UK Top 40 singles). Geldof was the driving force behind the Band Aid relief project after seeing a BBC news report on the famine in Ethiopia
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ McDonald’s’ daily customer traffic (62M) is greater than the population of Great Britain
♥~ McDonald’s sells more than 75 hamburgers every second
♥~ McDonald’s’ $24 billion in revenue makes it the 90st-largest economy in the world
♥~ McDonald’s hires around 1 million workers in the US every year
♥~ According to company estimates, one in every eight American workers has been employed by McDonald’s
♥~ McDonald’s restaurants will buy 54,000,000 pounds of fresh apples this year. Two years ago, McDonald’s purchased 0 pounds of apples. This is attributed to the shift to more healthy menu options.
♥~ McDonald’s sell more than 1/3 of all the French fries sold in restaurants in the U.S. each year.
♥~ McDonald stores in Israel are the only ones in the world not to sell cheeseburgers
♥~ Sweden has the only ski-through McDonald’s outlet.
♥~ The shoe size of Ronald McDonald is 14 1/2 — or, as Ronald likes to say, “extra long, by extra wide, by extra red.”
♥~ Antarctica is the only continent that does not have a McDonald’s restaurant – yet.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday. Big day for our family today….I will be back later to share why.
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