Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Today is Wednesday  September 8, 2010
53 Days till Halloween
78 Days till Thanksgiving
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International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day is a day of acknowledgment for how far the world has come in terms of literacy -- there are now almost 4 billion literate people in the world! However, it also serves to remind us how much farther we need to go.
One in five adults today is not literate as are millions of children. The goal for the future is to have worldwide literacy for all adults and children. Find out ways you can help and learn more about this day.
September is National Piano Month & National Organic Harvest Month
This week is National Waffle Week

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On this day in History:

1664 - The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who then renamed it New York.

1952 - The Ernest Hemingway novel "The Old Man and the Sea" was published.

1986 - Herschel Walker made his start in the National Football League (NFL) after leaving the New Jersey Generals of the USFL.

1988 - Elton John sold some of his costumes and concert memorabilia at an auction in London for $6.2 million.

1998 - Mark McGwire, of the St. Louis Cardinals, hit his 62nd home run of the season. He had beaten a record that had stood for 37 years by Roger Maris. McGwire would eventually reach 70 home runs on September 27.

Quote of the Day:
Reflections on Life"Learn to know yourself to the end that you may improve your powers, your conduct, your character. This is the true aim of education and the best of all education is self-education."

--Rutherford B. Hayes

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