Monday, December 27, 2010

Today is Wednesday December 27, 2010
5 Days til 2011

National Fruit Cake Day

Though fruit cakes are certainly a delicious treat to enjoy around the holidays, they are quite possibly the most popular re-gifted item. A whopping 38 percent of people said they give fruit cakes away when they receive them!
Nevertheless, fruit cakes have remained popular for thousands of years. Originating in Ancient Egypt, they were often placed the cakes inside tombs because they believed that they were essential for the journey to the afterlife.
The Crusaders were also known to eat fruit cakes because they were full of nutritious items like dried fruits and nuts and they could also withstand the Crusaders' long journeys.
To celebrate National Fruit Cake Day, don't regift it for a change and instead share a slice with friends!
December is National Fruit Cake Month & National Egg Nog Month
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On this day in History:

1831 - Charles Darwin set out on a voyage to the Pacific aboard the HMS Beagle. Darwin's discoveries during the voyage helped him form the basis of his theories on evolution.

1932 - Radio City Music Hall opened its doors to the public for the first time.

1945 - The World Bank was created with an agreement signed by 28 nations.

1947 - The children's television program "Howdy Doody," hosted by Bob Smith, made its debut on NBC.

1971 - Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and Woodstock of Charles Schulz’ "Peanuts" comic strip were on the cover of "Newsweek" magazine.

1978 - Spain adopted a new constitution and became a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.

2000 - Mario Lemeiux (Pittsburgh Penguins) returned to the National Hockey League (NHL) as a player after over 3 years of retirement. He was the first owner-player in the modern era of pro sports. Lemieux had purchased the Pittsburgh Penguins during his retirement from playing.

2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush granted China permanent normal trade status with the United States.

Quote of the Day:
Reflections on Life "You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself."

--Alan Alda

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