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September 5, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: “I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.” ― Edward Verrall Lucas
★~Cheese Pizza Day:
Pizza is one food that will likely never go out of style. Since Gennaro Lombardi of Naples, Italy, opened the first licensed pizzeria in the United States (in Little Italy, Manhattan, of course) in 1905, Americans haven’t looked back. A market research group claims that in 2007, Americans ordered more than 5.5 billion pizzas (not to mention how many we probably bought frozen or made at home!). Cheese pizza is the most popular pizza. Of course, the history of pizza goes back further than that. According to the History Channel, near the end of the nineteenth century, Italy’s Queen Margherita wished to taste the “vulgar” dish that so delighted the lower orders. Of the three pizzas prepared for her (pork fat, cheese, and basil; tomato, garlic, and olive oil; and an Italian flag” design with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil leaves), can you guess which one was her favorite?
★~ Be Late for Something Day:
Most of the people I know are on time or early, and when they aren’t, you worry. So, I’m going to lower the bar for you and suggest that today it’s ok to just be on time and not five minutes early.
Speaking hypothetically (grab a bag if you are prone to hyperventilating), let’s just say that you don’t anticipate every reason that you might be delayed before you head off for work, an appointment, or to meet someone, and you leave five minutes later than you should have. Then, horror of horrors, you arrive on time (never late, just on time) at your destination. Go ahead and shake of the feeling that your day is ruined, take a deep breath, look around, and realize that it’s ok to be on time (and not five minutes early) because you are celebrating Be Late for Something Day.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1960 – Cassius Clay of Louisville, KY won the gold medal in light heavyweight boxing at the Olympic Games in Rome, Italy. Clay would later change his name to Muhammad Ali and become one of the great boxing champions in the world. In 1996, at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA, Muhammad Ali was given the honor of lighting the Olympic flame.
♥~ 1964 – The Animals’ House of the Rising Sun made it to #1. It stayed at the top until it was replaced three weeks later by Roy Orbison’s Oh, Pretty Woman. Orbison’s smash was just entering the pop charts on this day for a 14-week run.
♥~ 1998 – Aerosmith’s I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing debuted at #1 on U.S. music charts. The song, from the movie, Armageddon, was the first single by Aerosmith to reach number one. It stayed at the top through the entire month of September.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1847 – Jesse James: Western legend and bandit Jesse Woodson James criminal exploits were glorified and romanticized by writers for Eastern readers looking for stories of Western adventure and heroism. After the Civil War, James and his brother, Frank, formed a group of eight outlaws who robbed banks, stagecoaches and stores. In 1873 the James gang began holding up trains. The original James gang was put out of business Sept 7, 1876, while attempting to rob a bank at Northfield, MN. Every member of the gang except for the James brothers was killed or captured. The brothers formed a new gang and resumed their criminal careers in 1879. Two years later, the governor of Missouri offered a $10,000 reward for their capture, dead or alive. On Apr 3, 1882, at St. Joseph, MO, Robert Ford, a member of the gang, shot 34-year-old Jesse in the back of the head and claimed the reward.
♥~ 1902 – Darryl Zanuck: movie producer, cofounder of Twentieth Century Studios, which later merged with Fox. His film credits include The Jazz Singer (the first full-length sound picture), Forever Amber, The Snake Pit and The Grapes of Wrath. Died Dec 21, 1979
♥~1912 – John Cage: Avant-garde American composer. He pioneered the experimental music and performance art schools. He used nontraditional instruments such as flowerpots and cowbells in innovative situations, such as performances governed by chance, in which the I Ching was consulted to determine the direction of the performance. In 1978 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 1982 was awarded France’s highest honor for cultural contributions, Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He died Aug 12, 1992, at New York, NY.
♥~ 1940 – Raquel Welch (Jo Raquel Tejada) actress: Tainted Blood, The Four Musketeers, Woman of the Year, Bandolero!, Mother, Jugs and Speed, Myra Breckenridge, Fantastic Voyage, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
★- Gallimaufry: RIP Joan Rivers
Is it Friday already? This week has gone by so fast. Wishing everyone a fabulous day.
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