Friday, May 16, 2014

Today is...
National Bike to Work Day!

In 1956, the Cycle Trade Association of America announced the first ever Bike Month. The purpose of this occasion was to promote bicycle sales. Today, National Bike Month, Bike Week, and Bike to Work Day have a much broader focus. These events encourage safe bicycling practices and promote cycling as a legitimate commuting alternative.
Join thousands of other Americans and participate in Bike to Work Day today. Whether you are environmentally conscious or just love the exercise, biking to work is a great way to avoid the commuter traffic and stay in shape! Happy cycling!

Today is also National Sea-Monkey Day & Biographer's Day

May is National Bike Month & National Hamburger Month & National Strawberry Month

This week is American Craft Beer Week

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      History for May 16th

         1866 - The U S Congress eliminates the half-dime coin and authorizes the minting of a 5-cent coin, the nickel.
        1927 - Supreme Court ruled that bootleggers must pay income tax.

         1939 - Food stamps are issued for the first time; a successful aid to excess surpluses and unemployment.

         1946 - Musical "Annie Get Your Gun" opened at New York's Imperial Theatre.

        1965 - Campbell Soup Company introduces Spaghetti-O's.

"Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright."
- Benjamin Franklin

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