Fun Facts and Daily Trivia: Monday, June 3, 2019

The 154 day of the year–211 days left to go

THIS WEEK IS

  • International Clothesline Week
  • Bed Bug Awareness Week (Link
  • National Headache Awareness Week (Link
  • National Sun Safety Week (Link)
  • National Lemon aid Days* (Link)
  • Rip Current Awareness Week (Link)
  • End Mountain Top Removal Week (Link)
  • Pet Appreciation Week

TODAY IS

  • 22 Monday of 2019
  • 76th day of spring–19 days until summer
  • Leave the Office Early Day (Link)
  • National Stuffed Shrimp Day* (Link)
  • Chimborazo Day* (Link)
  • Doughnut Day or Donut Day (See History Spotlight)
  • Horseradish Days* (Link)
  • World Bicycle Day* (Link
  • Wonder Woman Day* (Link)
  • National Chocolate Macaroon Day* (Link)
  • National Repeat Day* (Link)
  • World Clubfoot Day* (Link)
  • National Egg Day (See Quick Trivia) 

ON THIS DATE…

1800: John Adams, the second President of the United States, became the first president to take up a residence in Washington D.C. 

1871: 24-year-old Jesse James and his gang robbed the Obocock Bank in Corydon, Iowa getting away with a reported $15:000. 

1888: the poem “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer was first published in “The San Francisco Examiner” (Read more).


1932: New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig set a major league baseball record by hitting four home runs in one game.


1932: New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig set a major league baseball record by hitting four home runs in one game.

1937: the Duke of Windsor married Wallis Warfield Simpson in Monts, France after abdicating the British throne.

1959: the first class graduated from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

1964: the Rolling Stones made their first public appearance in the United States on ABC’s “The Hollywood Palace.” (Song)


1965: astronaut Edward White became the first American to take a “walk” in space during the Gemini Four flight.  

1978: Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams topped the charts with their song “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late.” (Song)

1990: the “City Of Angels” and “The Grapes Of Wrath” were big winners at the 44th Annual Tony Awards.  

1992:  Democratic candidate Bill Clinton played his saxophone on “The Arsenio Hall Show.”  (watch


2000: Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney were arrested in Buffalo, New York, after Kenny rode off on a mounted police officer’s horse and Tim allegedly attacked sheriff’s deputies who attempted to stop him.  The pair was acquitted on all charges related to the skirmish the following May. 

2001: Mel Brooks’ musical comedy “The Producers” won a record 12 Tony Awards. 

2003: Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa was thrown out of the Cubs’ game with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for using an illegal bat.  Umpires determined Sosa’s shattered bat contained cork.


2007: after attending the 2007 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, celebrity socialite Paris Hilton turned herself into authorities to begin serving a 23-day jail sentence for violating the terms of her probation.  Hilton’s surrender came two days ahead of the day she was scheduled to enter prison.  

2008: Illinois Senator Barack Obama became the first African-American to head a major party ticket for the presidential election after securing enough delegates to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination over rival Hillary Clinton.  

2012: Miss Rhode Island, Olivia Culpo, was crowned Miss USA at the 61st Annual Miss USA Competition in Las Vegas.




HISTORY SPOTLIGHT

National Doughnut Day (Source

The idea for Doughnut Day began on the battlefields of France during World War I when Salvation Army workers served coffee and donuts to soldiers in the trenches. Rations were poor so the doughnut idea was conceived as a means of bringing the soldiers cheer.

Doughnuts were not the reason Salvation Army workers were in the fighting zones of France. Those men and women were there primarily to give spiritual aid and comfort to the American soldiers and their allies. They were there to be a link with home and family, according to the Metropolitan Division’s website.

The Salvation Army started National Doughnut Day during the Great Depression as a way to raise funds and bring awareness to The Salvation Army’s social service programs.

National Doughnut Day commemorates the female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals, and of course, donuts, for soldiers on the front lines.

QUICK TRIVIA 

Egg-citing facts (Source)

Most people of the world eat the egg of the chicken, Gallus domesticas. Nearly 200 breeds and varieties of chickens have been established worldwide. Only a few breeds are economically important as egg producers. Most laying hens in the U.S. are Single-Comb White Leghorns.

WORD OF THE DAY

Senescence (sĭ-něs’əns) noun

1. the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age

2. the property characteristic of old age

“The husband, who forgot his wedding anniversary, blamed it on senescence”

INTRIGUING BIBLE FACT

The fruit of the Spirit that Paul talked about in Galatians 5:22-23 is “fruit” and not the plural “fruits”

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law”  (Galatians 5:22-23).

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