Long post… Past few days I was slow on Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is the White House Easter Egg Roll Anniversary? In the 1870s, Capitol Hill had become a popular spot for children to roll eggs down the hill on Easter Monday, but it took its toll on the grounds. In 1876, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a playground. In 1878, President Rutherford B. Hayes issued an order that if any children should come to the White House to roll their Easter eggs, they would be allowed to do so. The tradition has been carried on since. 🙂~~~

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“It is well to give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.”— Kahlil Gibran

Did you know…

… that today is April Fools’ Day? Beware the practical jokes and hoaxes on this day! Also known as All Fools’ Day, April Fools’ Day has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, though its exact origins remain a mystery. Enjoy the day. 🙂~~~

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“I sometimes wonder if the manufacturers of foolproof items keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things.”— Alan Coren

Did you know…

… that today is I Think Therefore I Am Day? On the birthday of Rene Descartes, father of modern philosophy, we honor all great thinkers. Descartes was born on March 31, 1596, in Touraine, France.~~~

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing.”— Rene Descartes

Did you know…

… that today is National Doctors Day? On this date in 1842, Dr. Crawford Long of Jefferson, Georgia, used ether for the first time to save a patient from discomfort during surgery. Give a red carnation to your doctor as a thanks for modern medicine. 😉~~~

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.”— William James

Did you know…

… that today is Amazon No-Sale Day? In 1999, the Wall Street Journal asked Amazon.com CFO Joy Covey if there was anything they wouldn’t sell. She responded, “Cement. It costs too much to ship.” 😉~~~

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime.”— Steve Maraboli

Did you know…

… that today is One Billionth Passenger Day? In 2001, Anna Angeli became the one billionth passenger on the London Underground railway (the London Tube). Angeli was presented with a card allowing unlimited travel on the underground for a year as well as a 500 pound ($700) travel voucher to help her escape London’s transport woes!~~~

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“There’s a difference between giving up and starting over.”— Author Unknown

Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of Nathaniel Currier (1813)? The American printmaker of Currier and Ives was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. At the age of 15 he was apprenticed to William and John Pendleton of Boston who had set up the first lithographic establishment in America. His apprenticeship served him well as he went on to be the largest publisher of lithographs.~~~

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues.”— Cullen Hightower

Did you know…

… that today is Stick Invention Day? In 2002, a person received US patent No. 6,360,693. What was his amazing invention? An animal toy that includes an apparatus with a “main section with at least one protrusion … that resembles a branch in appearance.” In other words, a stick. 😉~~~

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know the man, don’t bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, or seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you’ll get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he’s a good man… All I claim to know is that laughter is the most reliable gauge of human nature.”— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Did you know…

… that today is the Army Medal of Honor Birthday? The first time a person was actually awarded the MOH was on March 25, 1863. On that date, Pvt. Jacob Parrott was the first of a group of 6 men awarded the MOH for their actions in April 1862. Trivia fans: Theodore Roosevelt is the only president to have received the Medal of Honor.~~~

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Don’t let people pull you into their storm. Pull them into your peace.”— Kimberly Jones