Saturday, the 22nd of February, 2014 is the 53th day in 2014 and in the 8th calendar week.

Be Humble Day 2014
February 22, 2014 in the World

Today is not a day to brag or to boast. Its not a time to talk about your success or accomplishments. Why!? Because today is …… Be Humble Day!

Be Humble Day can be a humbling experience. That’s exactly the intent of today. Humbleness is a good thing, a virtue. People much prefer a humble person to a braggart. Practice humbleness today, and everyday. It will serve you well in life.

Important Exception: While you can’t brag about yourself today, it is very appropriate to brag about your kids today, or any day.

Where is Be Humble Day ?

World Thinking Day
February 22, 2014 in the World

February 22, 2014 is World Thinking Day. It is a day to think about the meaning of Guiding and Scouting and about Scouts and Guides in all the countries of the world. Many troops use it as an opportunity to study about other countries and cultures. Donations are collected for the Thinking Day Fund which supports projects to help Guides and Scouts around the world. February 22 was chosen as it was the birthday of Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell and of Olave Baden-Powell, his wife and World Chief Guide.

On the nearest weekend to World Thinking Day, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from across the world come together on ScoutLink to chat with each other and celebrate their Founders. Others are involved with Thinking Day on the Air (TDOTA) using amateur radio. Some World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts member organizations use it as an opportunity to do projects with their ‘twin’ organization, such as Canada and Dominica.

It is also a tradition to send letters or postcards to other Scout and Guides before Thinking Day. In 2009 and 2010 a postcard campaign was organized by the Ring deutscher Pfadfinderverbände, Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderinnenverbände, Lëtzebuerger Guiden a Scouten, Swiss Guide and Scout Movement, Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Liechtensteins and Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Österreichs. Other Scouts celebrate it as B.-P. Day or Founders Day.

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National Margarita Day
February 22, 2014 in the USA

Today is National Margarita Day! The margarita cocktail—a famous concoction of tequila, Cointreau or Triple Sec, and lime juice—has been around since the 1940s. Every bartender in the world has put a unique spin on this classic, but no one knows who created the original.

Dozens of people claim that they invented the margarita, including a bartender named Willie from Mexico City. He said that in 1934 he created and named the drink for his friend Marguerite Hemery. Another popular legend is that Carlos “Danny” Herrera developed the drink at his restaurant in Tijuana in 1938. He invented it for Marjorie King, a customer who was allergic to all hard alcohol except tequila, and didn’t like its sour taste. Another story is that the Dallas socialite Margarita Sames mixed up the drink in 1948 for a house full of guests. One of them was Tommy Hilton who later added the drink to the bar menu at his hotels.

While the true identity of the tequila master may never be known, the margarita will go down in history as one of the most popular mixed drinks of all time. To celebrate National Margarita Day, invite some friends over and enjoy a pitcher of homemade margaritas!

Where is National Margarita Day?
Nationwide USA

Walking the Dog Day
February 22, 2014 in the World

Walking the Dog Day is a special day that your dog looks forward to all year long. But, wait a minute…..

….Don’t you walk your dog just about every day? Sure you do! And, weather permitting, its enjoyable for you and your dog.

On this day walking with your dog is a must. If you don’t have a dog, perhaps you can join a friend while he or she walks their dog.

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Historical Events:

1071 – Battle of Cassel; Robert I the Frisian defeats Arnulf III/I

1630 – Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving

1632 – Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.

1774 – British House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright

1797 – The Last Invasion of Britain by the French, begins near Fishguard, Wales.

1819 – Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-Onís Treaty)

1821 – Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million

1825 – Russia & Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary

1879 – 1st 5 cent & 10 cent store opened by Frank W Woolworth (Utica NY)

1900 – Hawaii became a US territory

1907 – 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London

1935 – Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House

1958 – Egypt & Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR)

1972 – President Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai in Beijing

1983 – Hindus kill 3000 Moslems in Assam, India

1989 – UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a “deliberate fraud”

1995 – Steve Fossett completes 1st air balloon over Pacific Ocean (9600 km)