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is a day early- but yes, it’s my birthday tomorrow!!! I usually start the celebration a day early and it goes till October, 18th. LOL 😀

no really… I have friends that live out of state and because of work, distance etc, well it works for me. Hubs will be taking me out on Saturday and Sunday for my birthday weekend! Squeeeee! I’m excited!!!!! IOTD may be different this weekend! lol

Namaste!!! and Carpe Diem! 😀


Calendar day; September 17, 2014

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Wednesday, the 17th of September, 2014 is the 260th day in 2014 and in the 38th calendar week.
General Events:
Constitution Day
September 17, 2014 in the USA
Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.
The law establishing the holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as “Citizenship Day”. In addition to renaming the holiday “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day,” the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind. This holiday is not observed by granting time off work for federal employees.
When Constitution Day falls on a weekend or on another holiday, schools and other institutions observe the holiday on an adjacent weekday. Universities and colleges nationwide have created “U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Weeks” in order to meet the requirements of the law.
Where is Constitution Day?
Nationwide USA
Australian Citizenship Day
September 17, 2014 in Australia
Australian Citizenship Day takes place on September 17, 2014. Australian Citizenship Day is celebrated each year. Managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), Australian Citizenship Day is an opportunity for all Australian citizens, whether by birth or by choice, to reflect on the meaning and importance of their citizenship. The day is used as an opportunity to think about what unites all Australians, to take pride in Australia’s democratic values and to celebrate the role citizens play in shaping the nation. Since 2001, the department has promoted Australian Citizenship Day by holding special citizenship ceremonies, affirmation ceremonies and other events around the country highlighting the day. Local government councils are encouraged to hold special citizenship ceremonies and affirmation ceremonies on or around this day. Across Australia, thousands of people become Australian citizens each year at special Australian Citizenship Day ceremonies.
Where is Australian Citizenship Day?
Nationwide Australia
International Country Music Day
September 17, 2014 in the World
Country music is one of the most popular types of music in the world and this special type of music originated in the USA. International Country Music Day was established in the 1950s and is held each year on September 17th. On this special day country music festivals are held at various venues around the world. Lovers of country music gather to listen to live music acts while drinking and dancing. Line dancing is popular during International Country Music Day and competitions are often held to determine the best dancers.
This is a vibrant event that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. In order to fully embrace the fun of International Country Music Day, it is important to look the part. Dress to impress in a pair of jeans or denim skirt teamed with a gingham shirt and, of course, a pair of cowboy boots and a cowboy hat to complete the look.
International Country Music Day Organization: http://internationalcountrymusicday.blogspot.ca/
Where is International Country Music Day?
National Apple Dumpling Day
September 17, 2014 in the USA
These delicious filled pastries are typically made by putting cored and peeled apples on a piece of dough, sprinkling them with cinnamon and sugar,  then folding the dough over the apples to form a dumpling.  The dumplings are then oven baked until tender.
Apple dumplings are believed to be native to northeastern United States, around Pennsylvania.  Being very common among the  Amish, with their delicious recipe, it is often eaten as a breakfast item however, they are also regularly eaten as a dessert and sometimes served with ice cream.
Where is National Apple Dumpling Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 17th September:
642 – Arabs conquer Alexandria, library destroyed
1176 – At the Battle of Myriokephalon the Byzantines fail to recover Anatolia from Turkish rule.
1598 – Netherland sailors discover Mauritius
1630 – The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
1683 – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reports existence of bacteria
1787 – US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention
1809 – Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.
1835 – Charles Darwins lands on Chatham Galapagos-archipelago
1859 – Joshua Abraham Norton, born in England but a resident of San Francisco, proclaims himself his Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States of America. Eccentric possibly, but 30,000 turned up for his funeral.
1859 – James Donnelly is sentenced to hang for murdering Patrick Farrell, but a petition for clemency reduces his sentence to 7 years in Kingston Penitentiary
1872 – Phillip W Pratt patents his sprinkler system for extinguishing fires
1900 – Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed
1909 – Denis Peyrony and Louis Capitan discover the skull of an adult male Neanderthal (La Ferrassie 1) during excavations in a rock shelter near La Ferrassie, France
1916 – 40,000 Amsterdam demonstrators demand general voting right
1928 – Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee Florida drowning 1,800-2,500
1931 – 1st LP record demonstrated (RCA Victor, NYC), venture failed
1949 – North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time
1952 – “I am an American Day” & “Constitution Day” renamed “Citizenship Day”
1962 – Justice Dept files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
1967 – “Mission Impossible” premieres on CBS-TV
1972 – “M*A*S*H,” premieres on NBC TV
1980 – Solidarity labor union in Poland forms
1991 – The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
1993 – Last Russian troops leave Poland.


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