World Osteoporosis Day
October 20, 2013 in the World

World Osteoporosis Day is celebrated on October 20, 2013. World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually, and launches a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.

Organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, World Osteoporosis Day involves campaigns by national osteoporosis patient societies from around the world with activities in over 90 countries. World Osteoporosis Day was launched on 20 October 1996 by the United Kingdom’s National Osteoporosis Society and supported by the European Commission.

Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease that is characterised by a decrease in bone mass and density and that leads to an increased risk of fracture. In osteoporosis, the bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, bone microarchitecture deteriorates, and the amount and variety of proteins in bone are altered.

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Brandied Fruit Day
October 20, 2013 in the World

National Brandied Fruit Day celebrates sweet tasting fruit, soaked and marinated in brandy. This is a day that you have most certainly booked on your calendar, in eager anticipation. Well, it has finally arrived.

Brandied fruit…now that’s cause for a celebration! As a matter of fact, I’ll drink to that.

Enjoy a little brandied fruit on this day. Do so, with family and friends.

To make your own brandied fruit, all you need is ripened fruit, sugar, and brandy (the higher the quality, the better). Wash the fruit, peel off any skin, and slice if necessary. Fill half a container with brandy and add the fruit. For each cup of fruit you add, stir in 1/6 cup of sugar. Make sure all the fruit is submerged in the mixture, cover the container, and store it in a dark place. You can continue to add fruit at any time. Your brandied fruit will be cured after a couple of months.

Serve a spoonful of brandied fruit over ice cream, with a dollop of whipped cream, or as a scrumptious breakfast side dish!

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*** or do as I do… buy a bottle of brandy and a basket of fruit and enjoy.

Historical Events:

1097 – 1st Crusaders arrive in Antioch

1740 – Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia

1774 – Continental Congress orders discouragment of entertainment

1818 – 49th parallel forms as border between US & Canada

1820 – Spain sells part of Florida to US for $5 million

1835 – HMS Beagle leaves Galapagos Archipelago/sails to Tahiti

1864 – US President Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday

1918 – Germans, aimed at an armistice, Germans agree to further concessions

1944 – US forces under Gen Douglas MacArthur return to Philippines

1949 – Eugenie Anderson becomes 1st woman US ambassador (to Denmark)

1963 – South Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela & 8 others on conspiracy

1967 – All white federal jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers in Meridan Mississippi

1975 – Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning