1. World Vegan Day—Honoring those who avoid all animal products in their diet and celebrated in their own way by the cows, chickens, pigs, fish and other animals that find their way against their will to our plates and bowls.
2. National Bison Day—celebrated since 2012 but tracing its roots back to 1905 when Teddy Roosevelt and others formed the National Bison Society. Bison are a cultural and spiritual symbol for Native Americans that once numbered in the millions but almost became extinct. For non-Vegans a very low fat, low cholesterol source of protein.
3. National Authors’ Day—commemorating the contribution of American authors, including poets, to literature and is a reason why on this day we also celebrate Family Literacy Day. Great day to buy or check out a book and bring it home to read and share with the family.
4. Hustle Day—celebrating or bemoaning as the case may be the birthday on this day in 1942 of Larry Flynt, cofounder of Hustler magazine.
5. National Deep Fried Clams Day—bemoaning a way to prepare clams which are far better eaten steamed or combine with linguine in a red or white wine sauce (with a liberal amount of garlic of course).
On this day in
a. 1512 the Sistine Chapel ceiling painter by Michelangelo was opened for public viewing for the first time.
b. 1870 the U.S. Weather Bureau made its first meteorological forecast (not sure whether it was right but given the instruments of the day, I suspect it was in error or late).
c. 1897 the first Library of Congress building opened its doors to the public.
d. 1941 Ansel Adams took his photo of the Moon rising over Hernandez, New Mexico, one of the iconic photographs of all time.
Reflections on weather forecasting and global warming predictions: “Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation?” Thomas Sowell, noted American conservative commentator Wise question to ask in the misguided War on Coal or the delay in approving the Keystone Pipeline.
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