Forget-Me-Not Day
November 10, 2013 in the World

Forget-Me-Not Day, a special day set aside each year to remember the special people in your life.

While its origins are unknown, this annual “holiday” provides the perfect opportunity to rekindle an old romance, visit a childhood friend or call that relative you haven’t seen in years. And Forget-Me-Not Day is not just for the living. It also serves as an important reminder to remember those very special loved ones who have passed away.

Where is Forget-Me-Not Day?
Worldwide

Remembrance Sunday
November 10, 2013 in United Kingdom

Remembrance Sunday is celebrated on November 10, 2013. In the United Kingdom, Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is the Sunday nearest to 11 November Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War at 11 a.m. in 1918. Remembrance Sunday is held “to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts”. In the United Kingdom, Remembrance Sunday is marked by ceremonies at local war memorials in most cities, towns and villages, attended by civic dignitaries, ex-servicemen and -women, members of local armed forces regular and reserve units, military cadet forces and youth organisations. Wreaths of remembrance poppies are laid on the memorials and two minutes silence is held at 11 a.m. Church bells are usually rung “half-muffled”, creating a sombre effect.

Where is Remembrance Sunday?
Nationwide United Kingdom

USMC Day 2013
November 10, 2013 in the USA

USMC Day celebrates the birth of the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Corps were created during the Revolutionary War.

The Continental Congress of the newly created United States of America, authorized the creation of the Continental Marines on November 10, 1775. It was later renamed the U.S. Marine Corps. It is often abbreviated as USMC.

The Marine Corps has proudly participated in every war that has involved the United States.

If you see a Marine today, thank them for their contributions to protecting our country. Active or retired, they deserve our thanks and appreciation.

History of Marine Corps Day:
http://www.defense.gov/afd/marinecorps.aspx

Where is USMC Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

911 – Conrad I elecect German King

1619 – René Descartes has the dreams that inspire his Meditations on First Philosophy.

1674 – Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (NY) to English

1775 – Congress forms US Marine Corps

1793 – France ends forced worship of God

1871 – Henry Morton Stanley in Ujiji, Central Africa, encounters David Livingstone with the immortal words ‘Dr Livingstone, I presume?’

1891 – 1st Women’s Christian Temperance Union meeting held (in Boston)

1908 – 1st Gideon Bible put in a hotel room

1917 – 41 suffragists are arrested in front of White House

1918 – The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, NS received a top-secret coded message from Europe (that would be sent to Ottawa, ON and Washington, DC) that said on November 11, 1918 all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air.

1926 – Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA

1940 – Walt Disney begins serving as an informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI; his job is to report back information on Hollywood subversives.

1945 – Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald liberated by US

1951 – 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance

1960 – US Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill

1969 – “Sesame Street” premieres on PBS TV

1975 – Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald & crew of 29 lost in storm on Lake Superior

1980 – Poland acknowledges Solidarity union

1989 – Germans begin demolishing Berlin Wall