This Month in History
- Nellie Bly challenging Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 days – began her travels in 1889. Ultimately, traveling around the world in 72 days.
- Theodore Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to visit other countries – visiting Puerto Rico and Panama in 1906.
- The first Thanksgiving Parade took place in Philadelphia in 1920.
- U.S. Route 66 was established in 1926.
- Kate Smith introduced Irwin Berlin‘s (revised) classic, “God Bless America,” in 1938. The song was considered by many an anthem of hope and quickly became an American standard.
- Sesame Street premiered in 1969.
- Douglas Engelbart received a patent for the invention of the first computer mouse in 1970.
- Sony launched Playstation 4 (PS4) in 2013 – selling 1 million units within 24 hours.
Ways to Celebrate
Make this year special. Here are great ideas for your birthday celebration.
▕ Volunteer Your Time
Is there a better way to celebrate life? Head to the nearest senior center… Arrange a karaoke night and be dubbed ‘hero‘ of the month.
▕ Plan a Hunt
Celebrate with your spouse by planning an intimate treasure hunt with clues around a theme of ‘favorites‘… Your favorite chair… Your favorite spice. ..with the final clue leading to your favorite restaurant.
▕ Choose a Good Theme
Plan a party around your birth year, favorite book, or superhero.
▕ Embrace Nature
Enjoy the changing climate. Try fall foliage sightseeing or trail hikes.
It’s a struggle when we’re always on-the-go but definitely worth the effort. Be still. ..and rest awhile.
▕ Send Thanks
Is there a teacher, pastor, or relative who’s helped you be the best you can be? Why not send them a note of thanks.
▕ Try Something New
Here’s an opportunity to explore, learn, and do what you’ve always wanted. What’s on your bucket list?
▕ Celebrate the Entire Month
Your life matters!
Create custom gifts using your photo
- Belgian Chocolate. Choose between milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or a 45 piece assortment.
- Photo Cards. A variety of paper types are available, including pearl shimmer and linen (shown).