On This Day: Beer Can Appreciation Day

Beer Can Appreciation DayThe next time you’re throwing them back or crushing them on your head, take a moment to appreciate your can of beer.  Today marks the 76th anniversary of being able to get a brewski in a can.  There are several benefits to serving beer in a can, most notably that cans are widely considered the easiest and most frequently recycled beverage package in the world.  Do yourself a favor today and visit your local liquor store, grocery, or “packie” and celebrate Beer Can Appreciation Day – “this can is for you!”

Today’s Other Holidays:

  • National Peanut Butter Day – we know one person that is celebrating: Peanut Butter Guy!http://www.eskimopie.com/
  • Belly Laugh Day – Self-explanatory.  You owe yourself a good laugh!
  • National Compliment DayGive someone a compliment.  Not only will you make them feel better, but you’ll feel good as well!
  • Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day – a holiday that celebrates the discovery of gold in California (1848)
  • National Eskimo Pie Patent Day – the eskimo pie was invented in 1921 for people who did not want to choose between ice cream or candy.  The problem was solved by coating a bar of ice cream in chocolate – brilliant!

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Also On This Day:

  • The first Apple Macintosh went on sale (1984)
  • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security became operational (2003)
  • The first Boy Scout troop was organized in England (1908)
  • Opening statements were made in the O.J. Simpson trial (1995)

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Births & Deaths:

Mischa Barton (25)
John Belushi (1949-1982)
Neil Diamond (70) – Sweet Caroline…bah bah bah!
Aaron Neville (70) – I don’t know much, but I know I love you!
RIP Winston Churchill (1895-1865)http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/w/winston_churchill.html
RIP William G. Wilson (1895-1971) aka “Bill W.” – Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
RIP L. Ron Hubbard (1946-1989) – Founder of Scientology
Ted Bundy (1946-1989) – On this day, Bundy was executed by electric chair

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