On This Day: International Mother Language Day

http://www.downtownprintwear.comInternational Mother Language Day is designated to promote linguistic and cultural diversity.  UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) encourages people to learn more than 1 language, but don’t forget your native tongue!  The holiday recognizes events, such as the deaths of 4 students in Bangladesh in 1952 who advocated the use of their native language, Bengali.  On this day we celebrate languages spoken worldwide.

Other Holidays:

  • http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/cinnamon_sticky_buns/Presidents Day – the 1st federal holiday to honor an American citizen.  The holiday falls on the 3rd Monday of February and was originally recognized as Washington’s Birthday (Feb 22nd).
  • National Card Reading Day – birthday, anniversary, or catching up on yesterday’s Valentine’s Day cards, take a moment to celebrate a holiday that keeps companies like Hallmark in business!
  • National Sticky Bun Day – go ahead, spoil yourself.  You deserve it!

First Phone BookAlso On This Day:

  • A patent for the sewing machine was issued (1842)
  • The 1st telephone book was published in New Haven, CT (1878)
  • The Washington Monument was dedicated (1885)
  • The New Yorker published its first issue (1925)
  • The 1st “instant camera” was demonstrated – the Polaroid Land Camera (1947)
  • http://www.downtownprintwear.com/services.htmlNASCAR was incorporated (1948)
  • The structure of the DNA molecule was 1st discovered (1953)
  • Gerald Holtom designed the peace symbol (1958)
  • Malcolm X was assassinated in NYC (1965)

Birthdays & Remembrances:

  • http://www.jenniferlovehewittonline.com/“Blanket” Jackson (9)
  • Ashley Green (24) – Twilight
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt (32)
  • Kevin Rose (34) – Founder of Digg.com
  • Kelsey Grammer (56) – at this point he may be better known for his marriages/divorces than his acting
  • http://www.malcolmx.com/Tom Yawkey (1903-1976) – former owner of the Boston Red Sox
  • Carmine Galante (1910-1979) – Bonanno Family, New York
  • Jeanne Calment (1875-1997) – longest-lived human on record: 122 years!
  • Vince Welnick, The Grateful Dead (1951-2006)
  • RIP Malcolm X (1925-1965)
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