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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, April 05, 2012 | 0 comments
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AprilGo For Broke Day
-- The infantry's motto, "Go for Broke," "was derived from a Hawaiian pidgen phrase used by gamblers risking all of their money on a single roll of dice," according to Know Your Phrase. Although many use the phrase in reference to risk taking or gambling, the connection to U.S. Army Asian-Pacific Medal of Honor Recipients is rarely made. Source

Raisin & Spice Bar Day
-- the perfect time to reminisce back to the aromas of your grandmother's kitchen, and those delectable treats that would emerge from it. Take a moment today, and dig through those old family recipes. When you find the one for Raisin and Spice Bars, you might want to make a few scrumptious batches and keep the tradition alive. Source

National Read a Road Map Day
-- Celebrate with a map in hand and either plan or take a road trip using a route planned on a traditional road map. If the weather's not conducive to riding, learning little tricks of the United States road system can be fun and educational, and most Atlas's have pages of travel information. Source

Helen Keller's Miracle
-- Apr 5, 1887 - Anne Sullivan went to Tuscumbia, AL, in March 1887 to teach the “unteachable” deaf and blind Helen Keller. Although Keller was resistant, Sullivan was determined, and after only one month she succeeded in reaching her: she placed Keller’s hand under a gushing water pump and used sign language to spell “w-a-t-e-r” into her palm. Helen grasped the meaning—spelling the word back into Sullivan’s palm—and excitedly learned 30 more words that day. Source

More Special Days:
Tomb Sweeping Day
"Married . . . with Children" TV Premiere
Howard Hughes, died April 5, 1971
Kurt Cobain, Musician, Lead Singer Nirvana - died April 5, 1994

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