1. Hinamatsuri Day (Japan)--commemorating if fortunate enough to be in Japan today the display of miniature dolls portraying royalty and court attendants from the Heian Period of Japan.
2. National Anthem Day—commemorating the adoption of the Star Spangled Banner with its difficult notes in eflat on this day in 1931.
3. 1971 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1971, as part of a 5 week run One Bad Apple by the Osmonds, a Mormon family band that sold over 100 million records and whose only female sibling is seen daily on Nutrisystems commercials.
4. National Cold Cuts Day—thanks to the Earl of Sandwich for creating the need for those tasty slices of protein to put between two slices of bread adorned with condiments.
5. National Pancake Day—celebrating at least at IHOP free buttermilk pancakes with a suggestion to make a contribution to Children’s Miracle Hospitals.
6. Blonde Bombshell Day—commemorating the birthday on this day in 1911 of one of the icon actresses of the 30’s, an epitome of sexuality, Jean Harlow who died from kidney failure at the age of 26.On this day in
a. 1776 the U.S. Marine Corps in its first amphibious operation came ashore to seize British stores of gunpowder at Nassau, Bermuda.
b. 1873 in a blow to the First Amendment, the U.S. Congress passed the Comstock Act, which prevented the use of the mail to send obscene, lewd or lascivious books.
c. 1923 Time magazine was published for the first time.
d. 1938 in a great moment for the Bedouins of Saudi Arabia, oil was discovered.
e. 1991 an amateur video recorded the beating of Rodney King by the LAPD.
Reflections by a sex symbol way before her time: “I like to wake up each morning feeling a new man.” Jean Harlow Actually a longer term relationship might be more rewarding.
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