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Daily Holidays - July 27

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Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day Proud plant-owners can show off their leafy friends to the neighbourhood when Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day rolls around. The idea behind this day is to celebrate plants, and to acquaint plants with their immediate environment, which is supposed to be healthy for them. Plant-owners can admire each others’ plants, and exchange stories and tips on plant-care.

For those who find this concept a little strange, there are more conservative ways to get involved. Plants grow throughout their lives, and you can use this day as an excuse to re-pot any plants that might be getting a bit big for their abode. You can take your plant for a walk to a new location within the house, perhaps one where it might get more sun. And if you don’t own a houseplant, there’s no better day to bring one home and introduce it to your family. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/take-your-houseplant-for-a-walk-day/

Walk on Stilts Day If you’ve ever been to the circus or a parade, you have without a doubt seen someone walking along high above the crowd on a pair of stilts. To the common man, stilts are the mainstay of theatrical performers, clowns, jugglers, and that odd looking fellow from the Liberal Arts College in their annual parade. What most people don’t know is that stilts have a long and august history in many cultures, for reasons varying from ceremonial to purely practical. Walk on Stilts Day is the perfect time to learn about this surprisingly useful tools, and maybe try out a pair for yourself! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/walk-on-stilts-day/

Daily Holidays - July 26

National Bagelfest Day This crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle bread is very popular in the USA and Canada. Served with a variety of toppings as well as produced in a variety of flavors, bagel shops are a staple in most communities across the country.

Bagels were brought to the United States by immigrant Polish-Jews, with a thriving business developing in New York City that was controlled for decades by Bagel Bakers Local 338, which had contracts with nearly all bagel bakeries in and around the city for its workers, who prepared all their bagels by hand. The bagel came into more general use throughout North America in the last quarter of the 20th century, which was due at least partly to the efforts of bagel baker Harry Lender, his son, Murray Lender, and Florence Sender, who pioneered automated production and distribution of frozen bagels in the 1960s. Murray also invented pre-slicing the bagel. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

One Voice Day On One Voice Day, people all over the world unite to read the Universal Peace Covenant in one voice. Individuals and groups in all parts of the world unite spiritually to declare their commitment to global peace. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/one-voice-day/

Parent's Day Let’s face it, the most important people in many people’s lives tend to be their parents. Parents’ Day, then, is far from the horror of Parents’ Evening, and is actually a chance to say ‘thank you’, and to show how appreciative you are of the time, effort and love poured into your (assumable) successful upbringing and induction into normal society. Good work, parents. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/parents-day/

Aunt and Uncle Day is, as the name suggests, a day to celebrate a special set of relatives – your Aunts and Uncles.

The amount of aunts and uncles you have will vary from family to family. However, they often play a crucial role throughout your life; taking you to fun places, babysitting you when your parents are out, buying you birthday and Christmas presents and giving you important advice and support when you need it most. After all, there are some things we just don’t feel comfortable talking to our parents about.

So if you love your aunts and uncles, why not call them, spend the day with them, or send them a card or a gift? This is your day to show them how much you appreciate all of the effort they have put in, and all of the fun and laughter they have provided over the years. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/aunt-and-uncle-day/

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Daily Holidays - July 25

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day On National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, we celebrate an ice cream dessert that combines hot and cold and is loved by most. Annually celebrated on July 25th, this tasty treat that has been served to many since hot fudge was first introduced in 1906.

A variation to the classic sundae, the hot fudge sundae is a creation of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce, whipped cream, nuts (optional) and a single, bright-red maraschino cherry on top. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

Carousels Day or Merry-Go-Round Day
July 25 is a day associated with carnival music and children’s laughter as we annually celebrate National Merry-Go-Round Day.

The merry-go-round (also known as a carousel) is an amusement ride that consists of a rotating circular platform with seats on it for it’s riders. It’s seats are traditionally in rows and are made up of wooden horses or other animals mounted on posts. Many of they animals are made to move up and down to stimulate galloping and are accompanied by circus music. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

Thread The Needle Day Can you sew? Thread The Needle Day is a chance to get dust off your sewing skills, or to learn how if you don’t know how. Why not organise a sew-a-thon, or sewing lessons with friends to celebrate? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/thread-the-needle-day/

National Day Of The Cowboy is observed annually on the 4th Saturday in July. According to the National Day of the Cowboy organization, this is a day set aside to celebrate the contribution of the Cowboy and Cowgirl to America’s culture and heritage.

The NDOC organization is currently working to towards passing bills in many of the states to make this day an official designation. More information on their efforts on both the federal and state levels can be found on the NDOC website.

In the words of the former President Bush, “We celebrate the Cowboy as a symbol of the grand history of the American West. The Cowboy’s love of the land and love of the country are examples for all Americans.” http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/


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Daily Holidays - July 24

National Tequila Day There is no definitive answer as to who really invented this drink, but interesting stories abound. One of the earliest stories tells of a wealthy Dallas socialite inventing the drink at a Christmas party in Acapulco in 1948. Tommy Hilton of the Hilton Hotel chain reportedly attended the party, and took the recipe home to serve at his hotels. Another suggests that it is merely based on an American drink called the Daisy, which was made with brandy instead of tequila. The Spanish word for “Daisy” is “Margarita”; hence the name.

In any case, this popular drink, made with tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice, plus the trademark salt rim, will bring a touch of the tropics to any get-together.

Cheers! (And don’t lose that shaker of salt!) https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tequila-day/

National Drive-Thru Day For one day, Drive-Thru Day encourages you to live on the wild side. Forget about buying locally sourced produce, organic vegetables, and getting your five a day; sometimes you don’t have the time or energy to cook good, nutritious food from scratch, and on Drive-Thru Day you can take a short-cut without feeling guilty! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/drive-thru-day/

Tell An Old Joke Day We all know someone for whom every day is Tell An Old Joke Day, but there’s now a day when we can all put aside our reticence and let rip with our own ‘I say, I say, I say’ and ‘Knock, knock’ chestnuts.

Tell An Old Joke Day is your opportunity to raise the nervous wreck from the quivering depths, bring the awful-smelling noseless dog back in from the cold, and press the button for the chicken stuck forever at the pedestrian crossing. Like any endangered species, old jokes must reproduce if they are not to die out entirely, and the old ones are supposed to be the best, anyway.

There may be a lot of groaning from initiates, but there’s no joke so old that at least one person hasn’t heard it yet. Why should they be allowed to escape the suffering of the rest of us? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tell-an-old-joke-day/

Cousins Day Remember those fun times at grandpa and grandma’s house when the whole family reunited and you spent countless hours playing with your cousins while the grownups discussed politics and mortgages? Many of us grew up around our cousins, spending summer and winter breaks with them and slowly walking into life together. Then came college and that amazing job opportunity out of state, and we gradually lost touch.

Because most of us found a best friend in our cousin at some point in our lives, Cousins Day was born. The origin of this unofficial holiday is unknown, but the reason for its existence is clear: it’s the time of the year to rekindle cousin affection and reestablish those beautiful and strong childhood bonds. Wherever you are on Cousins Day, take a minute or two to ring up or text your cousins near and far. They will surely be thinking of you then, too! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cousins-day/

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Daily Holidays - July 23

National Hot Dog Day A day for parades, events, and hotdogs in abundance. Celebrated all over the world, Hot Dog Day is an opportunity to raise money for charities whilst combining large quantities of sausages, bread, ketchup, mustard and onions. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hot-dog-day/

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day National Vanilla Ice Cream Day is observed annually on July 23rd. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!! As part of National Ice Cream Month and not too far behind National Ice Cream Day, National Vanilla Ice Cream Day honors one of the most popular of the ice cream flavors.

In North America, the most common use of vanilla flavoring is for ice cream and many people consider vanilla to be the ‘default’ flavor.

It is believed that Thomas Jefferson discovered the vanilla flavor when he was in France and then introduced it to the United States. Jefferson produced a handwritten copy of a vanilla ice cream recipe in the 1780′s, which is now housed at the Library of Congress. The Thomas Jefferson ice cream is available at Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

Gorgeous Grandma Day Many people around the world say that we do not do enough to honour our elderly. Just as well, then, that days such as Gorgeous Grandma Day exist.

Gorgeous Grandma Day is a time of the year in which we can celebrate the grannies in our lives. Everybody thinks that their grandma is gorgeous – so what could be better than an entire day devoted to acknowledging that fact? Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are well known, so Gorgeous Grandma Day is a natural progression.

Now that you know the day exists, hopefully you are already making plans to spend it with your own gran. No matter what your grandmother prefers to do with her time, this is the day in which you can be sure she will have plenty of time to do it – and plenty of people willing to support her. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/gorgeous-grandma-day/

National Refreshment Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday in July. This day is all about celebrating fun and refreshment during the hottest time of the year. There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than those moments of simple refreshment, especially enjoying a nice, cold beer. These are the simple pleasures that we all love and cherish. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

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Task force wants $50 million in tax breaks for new St. Louis stadium

The Missouri Development Finance Board is mulling over a revised plan to build a new NFL stadium in St. Louis.

The new plan would use $50 million in tax credits, spread out over three years. The task force appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon presented the revised plan before the state finance board Tuesday. Co-chair Dave Peacock says they hope to have approval before NFL owners meet this fall.

"I would think they'll make a decision on Los Angeles in late (2015) or very early next year, which obviously impacts St. Louis," Peacock said, "so we've known all along that we need to kind of get this organized and get questions answered by the fall."

There will actually be three requests. The first is for $15 million in incentives this year, $17.5 million in 2016, and another $17.5 million in 2017. The state finance board is expected to decide on the first request in August or September.


http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/task-force-wants-50-million-tax-breaks-new-st-louis-stadium

Ferguson Names Glendale, Ariz. Commander Interim Police Chief

The City of Ferguson has announced Commander Andre Anderson of the Glendale, Ariz. Police Department as its new interim Police Chief. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III and Interim City Manager Ed Beasley introduced Anderson at a press conference on Wednesday, July 22.

Anderson will take a six month leave of absence from the Glendale Police Department to assume his duties as interim chief. His first day is Thursday, July 23.

“Commander Anderson has over 24 years of law enforcement experience,” said interim city manager Ed Beasley. “We believe his leadership ability and his years of serving the community will be beneficial to the citizens of
Ferguson. He has led the Glendale Police Department with several leadership initiatives concerning community policing and crime reduction initiatives that helped sustain community partnerships for Glendale residents,” added Beasley.

Anderson’s duties with the Glendale Police Department also included leading the Criminal Investigations Division, supervising detectives from Homicide, Fraud and Computer Forensics, Family Violence as well as other undercover operations to include joint task force agents assigned to the DEA, FBI and U.S. Marshals.
http://www.flovalleynews.com/andre-anderson-starts-work-july-23

Ferguson Names Glendale, Ariz. Commander Interim Police Chief

The City of Ferguson has announced Commander Andre Anderson of the Glendale, Ariz. Police Department as its new interim Police Chief. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III and Interim City Manager Ed Beasley introduced Anderson at a press conference on Wednesday, July 22.

Anderson will take a six month leave of absence from the Glendale Police Department to assume his duties as interim chief. His first day is Thursday, July 23.

“Commander Anderson has over 24 years of law enforcement experience,” said interim city manager Ed Beasley. “We believe his leadership ability and his years of serving the community will be beneficial to the citizens of
Ferguson. He has led the Glendale Police Department with several leadership initiatives concerning community policing and crime reduction initiatives that helped sustain community partnerships for Glendale residents,” added Beasley.

Anderson’s duties with the Glendale Police Department also included leading the Criminal Investigations Division, supervising detectives from Homicide, Fraud and Computer Forensics, Family Violence as well as other undercover operations to include joint task force agents assigned to the DEA, FBI and U.S. Marshals.

http://www.flovalleynews.com/andre-anderson-starts-work-july-23

Daily Holidays - July 22

National Penuche Fudge Day Even if you are on a strict weight watch and working hard towards that beach body, make sure your cheat day falls on Penuche Fudge Day. The sweet light-brown concoction will make it worth your while! Penuche is a flavor native to New England, but its caramel-like goodness has earned the treat nationwide respect – so much so that it got its own day in the calendar!

Penuche stands apart from its fudge relatives mainly because it is based on brown rather than white sugar. This gives it its characteristic color and texture and makes it lighter than classic fudges. Confectioners often add other ingredients to penuche, most famously pecans, walnuts, or raisins, in order to enhance its texture and taste. Feel free to whip up a batch yourself if you cannot find a local bakery which dispenses the golden brown treat and celebrate Penuche Fudge Day with a yummy bite! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/penuche-fudge-day/

Rat-catchers Day National Rat Catcher’s Day, which is annually observed on July 22, is a holiday commemorating the famous Pied Piper of Hamelin as well as a day to say “Thank You” to all present day exterminators.

According to the folktale, residents of the German town of Hamelin, hired a strangely dressed man to rid their village of rats by playing his flute. Upon finishing the task, the townsfolk refused to pay — so the Pied Piper returned, again played his flute while the children followed him and he then disappeared with them all. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

National Hammock Day Nothing sounds quite as relaxing as kicking back and relaxing in a hammock – and there’s no better way to celebrate Hammock Day! Find two sturdy, conveniently located trees (or improvise – and don’t limit yourself to the outdoors), string up a comfy bed… and relax! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hammock-day/

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/july22.html

Daily Holidays - July 21

National Junk Food Day Sometimes, the idea of being healthy, preparing a balanced meal, and snacking on carrot sticks isn’t too appealing. Junk Food Day is all about satisfying your cravings for something naughtier, greasier, and definitely more fattening than the nutritional but not-very-exciting meal you know that you really should be eating. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/junk-food-day/

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