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★~ Today’s Quote: “Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse.” – Golda Meir
★~ International Women’s Day:
Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for International Women’s day encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women.
The first National Women’s Day, backed by the Socialist Party of America, was observed in the United States in 1909. Two years later, International Women’s Day was marked in numerous European countries, as more than a million people reportedly attended rallies for women’s rights.
“International Women’s Day has become a powerful day for women activists banding together to have their voice heard,” Glenda Stone, founder of the global hub International Womens Day. com, tells Comic Riffs. “It has also become a mainstream day for celebrating the success of women in all fields across all countries.
“The true depth that lies behind why this day is so powerful, however,” Stone continues, “should really only be measured by three things: the level of awareness increased globally for overcoming inequalities for women; the levels of action and finance that are allocated directly as a result of Women’s Day campaigning; and the decrease or eradication of inequalities against women worldwide.” Check out Googles Doodle.
International Women’s Day: Inequality In Charts
★~ Peanut Butter Cluster Day:
Peanuts, Chocolate, Carmel! Yum. Just take a few peanuts put them on a a non-stick cookie sheet and top with melted caramel and chocolate. Allow then to cool and then break apart and eat! If you don’t eat peanuts just pop the caramels and choclate in your mouth.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1894 — A dog license law was enacted in the state of New York. This was the first such animal control law in the U.S. It cost dog owners a $2 annual fee per pooch in cities with a population over 1,200,000. (People population, incidentally, not dog population.)
♥~ 1930 – Babe Ruth signed a two-year contract with the New York Yankees for the sum of $80,000.
♥~ 1979 – Rod Stewarts Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? Topped the charts.
♥~ 1921 – Alan Hale actor: The “Skipper” who led the S.S. Minnow on an infamous “three-hour tour.”
♥~1931 – John McPhee, author, born in Princeton, New Jersey (1931), a literary journalist known for the huge range of his subjects. He has written about canoes, geology, tennis, nuclear energy, and the Swiss army. He once researched his own family tree and traced it back to a Scotsman who moved to Ohio to become a coalminer. McPhee has published more than 25 books, even though he rarely writes more than 500 words a day. He once tried tying himself to a chair to force himself to write more, but it didn’t work. He said, “People say to me, ‘Oh, you’re so prolific.’ God, it doesn’t feel like it – nothing like it. But, you know, you put an ounce in a bucket each day, you get a quart.”
♥~ 1943 – Lynn Redgrave actress: Georgy Girl, House Calls, Chicken Soup, Centennial, Rehearsal for Murder.
♥~ 1945 – Mickey Dolenz singer, drummer: group: The Monkees:
♥~ 1946 – Randy Meisner singer: base: group: The Eagles: Take it Easy, Best of My Love, Take it to the Limit
♥~ 1959 – Aidan Quinn actor: Legends of the fall, Avalon All my Sons
♥~ 1977 – James Van Der Beek actor: Dawson’s Creek, Standing Still, Texas Rangers, The Rules of Attraction, Varsity Blues, I Love You, I Love You Not, Angus
★~ Amusing Gallimaufry:
(the kids think it is a camera….this so amuses me. I have my
evil sweet Mother’s sense of humor)
All my clocks update automatically and I had completely forgotten about springing forward. I felt great this morning when I saw the time. I’d slept an hour later than usual! And then…. Oh well, I’m sticking with the all rested, good feeling!
We celebrated Cole’s 19th birthday yesterday (a post for later) and plan to do the same all over again today. What are your plans for the day?
Odd Loves Company,