Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Today is...
National Teacher Day!
Have you ever had a teacher who inspired you, challenged you, or even changed the course of your life? Today is the day to show your appreciation for all the remarkable individuals who have dedicated their lives to teaching. Send a free Teacher Day eCard to express your thanks and appreciation!
In 1944, an Arkansas teacher named Mattye Whyte Woodridge began a campaign to establish a national day that would honor teachers. Woodridge wrote letters to politicians, education leaders, and eventually the first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. In 1953, Mrs. Roosevelt convinced Congress to proclaim the first National Teacher Day.
Today, the National Education Association sponsors an entire Teacher Appreciation Week, which is full of events and activities. Learn more about the campaign on the official website.
To celebrate National Teacher Day, participate in one of the projects and take a moment to honor the remarkable individuals who have taught you or your children over the years!

Today is also National Nurses Day & National Crepes Suzette Day

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

This week is Be Kind to Animals Week & National Pet Week

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      History for May 6th

         1782 - Construction begins: Grand Palace in Bangkok, residence of King of Siam.
        1889 - The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.

         1983 - The Hitler diaries were revealed as a hoax when experts examined the books and concluded that they were fake.

         2001 - During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.

        2004 - The final episode of Friends airs on NBC.

"Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body." 
- Seneca

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