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Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane Day (Feb18) - Today, February 18, 2020, we celebrate the first cow to fly in an airplane, as well as the first day a cow was milked while flying in an airplane. On February 18, 1930, a Guernsey cow named Nellie Jay, also known as Elm Farm Ollie, flew from Bismarck, Missouri on a Ford Trimotor plane to the International Aviation Exhibition in St. Louis. Nellie Jay was a high milk producing cow and had a calm nature. The trip showed the ability of the aircraft and took scientific data about the cow’s behavior. Claude M. Sterling piloted the aircraft while Elsworth W. Bunce of Wisconsin accompanied the cow, and was the first man to milk a cow in flight. During the 72 mile flight, the milk that Nellie Jay gave was packaged in paper cartons. It was then parachuted to spectators who were watching the flight. Nellie Jay reportedly produced 24 quarts of milk during the flight, and it is even believed that Charles Lindbergh received one of the quarts at the Exhibition. Later, Nellie Jay became known as the Sky Queen.
Dieppe Raid (Operation Jubilee) was an Allied amphibious attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe in northern France, during the Second World War.Date: 19 August 1942
Earth Overshoot Day (Changes Every Year and by Country) - Earth Overshoot Day (EOD) is the calculated illustrative calendar date on which humanity's resource consumption for the year exceeds Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources that year. The term "overshoot" represents the level by which human population overshoots the sustainable amount of resources on Earth. When viewed through an economic perspective, EOD represents the Julian day in which humanity enters environmental deficit spending.
Off to work, have to shovel first (yes, we got a few inches of snow) to get out of my garage.......................
Francis Drake circumnavigates the world April 4th 1581
Gummy Worm Day (July 15) - Held annually on July 15, Gummi Worm Day celebrates and honors these chewy and yummy creepy crawly sweet treats.
H2O Festival one unforgettable weekend! Mexico's newest festival weekend takes place March 27-29, 2020 in Puerto Vallarta.
I Love Reese's Day (May 18) - Back in 2010, Hershey sponsored an online petition to declare May 18th “I Love Reese’s Day.” 40,000 fans signed the petition. May 18th was chosen as the date for the holiday because it would then be sandwiched between National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day in March, and National Chocolate Day in July. Chocolate…. Peanut Butter…. Reese’s! Mmmm….
My favorite are the holiday versions (eggs, hearts, trees,pumpkins) of the peanut butter cups (even better with the Reese's Pieces in them), much better peanut butter to chocolate ratio....................
John F. Kennedy was assassinated 22 November 1962
Kanelbullens Dag (Oct 4) - Kanelbullens dag (Cinnamon Bun Day) started in 1999 when the Home Baking Council (Hembakningsrådet) celebrated its 40th anniversary. The day was created to celebrate Sweden’s rich tradition of bullar, or buns, and now it has become a tradition held every year on October 4.
One of my favorite flavors of coffee...............
Off to work...................
Lumberjack Day (26th September) |The commemoration of the day is to honor the lumberjack profession in the logging industry. It is also mentioned that the day was celebrated to go out and eat pancakes and waffles with friends.