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The Everyday Wisdom Newsletter October 1st 2011
October 01, 2011


October 1st, 2011

Fall is in the air, the weather has gotten a little cooler, leaves are starting to turn into their fall colors. We have football, the world series, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas to look forward to. What a wonderful time of the year we have to enjoy.

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October 1
The first World Series Baseball game put on display at the Library of Congress, 1944

October 2
The five-day work week was officially sanctioned by the American Federation of Labor, 1933
Henry Ford introduced the Model T automobile, 1908
President James Carter was born in Plains, Georgia, 1924
The Declaration of Independence, and other historic documents that had been sent away from Washington, D.C. in December 1941 for safekeeping
"Peanuts" comic strip debuted, 1950
Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as an Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, the first black to this position, 1967

George Washington proclaimed the first National Thanksgiving, 1789
President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November, Thanksgiving Day, 1863
The first woman U.S. senator, Mrs. W.H. Felton, age 87 of Cartersville, Georgia, was appointed by Governor Thomas W. Hardwick of Georgia, to the seat vacated by the death of Senator Thomas E. Watson. Voters chose a successor that November, 1922

October 4
First Lady Eliza Johnson was born Eliza McCardle in Leesburg, Virginia, 1810
President Rutherford B. Hayes was born in Delaware, Ohio, 1822
Construction of the ironclad ship, the Monitor, was authorized by the U.S. Navy, 1861
Germany requested armistice during World War I, 1918

October 5
The first radio broadcast of the World Series occurred, 1921
The first nonstop flight across the Pacific Ocean was completed by Hugh Herndon and Clyde Pangborn, who flew from Sabishiro, Japan to Wenatchee, Washington, a distance of 4860 miles, in 41 hours, 13 minutes, 1932

October 6
The American Pharmaceutical Association, the first nationwide organization of its type, was founded in Philadelphia, 1853 Investigation began concerning rigged television game shows, 1956
The first woman university president in the United States, Hannah H. Gray, was inaugurated at the University of Chicago, 1978
Anwar Sadat was assassinated, 1981

October 7
The first Colonial Congress met, 1765
The aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Saratoga, the world's most powerful warship, was launched at the Brooklyn, New York Navy Yard, 1955

October 8
A telegraph line opened from Los Angeles to San Francisco, 1860
Franklin Pierce, fourteenth President of the United States, died at the age of 64 in Concord, New Hampshire, 1869

October 9
The Washington Monument opened to the public, 1888

October 10
The waterway across the Isthmus of Panama was completed when the Gamboa Dike was blown up. President Woodrow Wilson set off the explosion by pressing an electric button at the White House, 1914
The first passenger service circling the globe was announced by Pan American World Airways, 1959
Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned, 1973

October 11
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York, 1884
Kathy Sullivan was the first woman to walk in space this day, 1984

October 12
General Robert Edward Lee died in Virginia, 1870
Alcatraz became a federal prison, 1933

October 13
President Dwight David Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas, 1890
Germans launched the first U-bombs against Antwerp, 1944
The first supersonic bomber, the B58, was ordered into production by the U.S. Air Force, 1954

October 14
Theodore Roosevelt was shot from a distance of six feet and wounded, while leaving a hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during his campaign tour. The bullet struck a bulky manuscript in his coat pocket, then entered his chest. Despite the wound, Roosevelt insisted on delivering his speech before going to the hospital, 1912

October 15
First Lady Edith Wilson was born Edith Bolling in Wytheville, Virginia, 1872
The Edison Electric Light Company was founded at 65 Fifth Avenue, New York, 1878
The first American fishing journal, the American Angler, was published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1881

October 16
The U.S. Senate confirmed Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, 1991

October 17
Columbus sighted the isle of San Salvador, 1492
The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal was formally opened, linking the Delaware River and the Chesapeake Bay. The canal is fourteen miles long and cost $2,250,000; 1829

October 18
Al Capone convicted of income-tax evasion, 1931
The use of cyclamates, an artificial sweetener, was banned by the Department of Health,Education, and Welfare. This ban was later modified on December 20 to permit use of specified amounts, except in soft drinks, 1969
First Lady Bess Truman died, 1982

October 19
Jacqueline (Mrs. John F.) Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis in a private ceremony of his island of Skorpios, 1968
The Concorde SST made its first flight from France to Kennedy Airport in New York, 1978 (The Concorde SSThad already begun flights to Washington, D.C., in May, 1978)

October 20
The United States Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase, 1803
General Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines, 1944
President Herbert Hoover died in New York City, 1964

October 21
Thomas Edison invented the working electric light,1879
The first transatlantic radio telephone was made, 1915

October 22
Sam Houston was sworn as the first president of the Republic of Texas, 1836
Airplanes were first used on battlegrounds, 1911

October 24
A patent was issued for the safety match, 1826
The first Pony Express ride ended, 1861
Nylon stockings were sold publicly for the first time in Wilmington, Delaware, 1939

October 25
First Lady Caroline Harrison died in Washington, D.C., of Typhoid fever, 1892
The United States invaded Grenada, 1983

October 26
The Erie Canal was opened, 1825
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was born Hillary Rodham in Chicago, Illinois, 1947

October 27
The Federalist Papers first appeared in a New York newspaper, 1787
President Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York City, 1858
Dupont developed Nylon, 1938

October 28th
Nikita Khrushchev informed the United States that he had ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba. The US informs the Soviet Union that they will not invade Cuba.
The government has announced that the nationwide rationing of Coffee will begin on November 28th...1942

October 29
Ppoison cloud of deadly smog settles on Donora Pennsylvania causing the deaths of 19 and hospitalization of 50, the poison in the cloud was caused by a local company which was smelting Zinc causing it to combine with the smog. 1949

October 30 The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that an inquest into the death of Mary Jo Kopechne found in Senator Kennedy's car in a pond on Chappaquiddick Island on July 19, 1969. will be held in secret, as requested by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy .1969

October 31
The Mt. Rushmore sculpture is completed after Gutzon Borglum and 400 stone masons sculpt the colossal 60-foot carvings of U.S. presidents, The project had started on October 4, 1927 to represent the first 150 years of American history George Washington 1732–1799,
Thomas Jefferson 1743–1826
Abraham Lincoln 1809–1865
Theodore Roosevelt 1858–1919

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    Some humor to start the month off right.

    Definitions The Washington Post asked readers to take any word from the dictionary... alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter... and supply a new definition!

    1) Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

    2) Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

    3) Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

    4) Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

    5) Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

    6) Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

    7) Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

    8) Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

    For more good jokes visit our humor index page.

    Our wisdom quote of the month...

    "Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn." Elizabeth Lawrence

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