BOYS SCOUTS LOOSEN GAY BANS
May 23, 2013 - United States
The Boy Scouts of America's national council voted to allow openly gay members but have not changed their ban on openly gay adult scout leaders. The move was welcomed as a step in the right direction for inclusion and tolerance. The ban had been in place for twenty-two years.
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLA
May 23, 1937 - USA
John D. Rockefella the American industrialist once the worlds richest man before he gave his millions away has died at 97 yrs old, he went from a $4.50 clerk to the worlds richest man only to give most of it away in the last 30 years for philanthropic deeds.
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White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett tweeted that "nothing in Obamacare forces people out of their health plans." We checked to see if that's right.
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The History of Memorial Day; Originally called Decoration Day, from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868 to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former Union sailors and soldiers. During that first national celebration, former Union Gen. and sitting Ohio Congressman James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, after which 5,000 participants helped to decorate the graves of the more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who were buried there. “We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.” - (James A. Garfield May 30, 1868 Arlington National Cemetery). This event was inspired by local observances of the day that had taken place in several towns throughout America in the three years after the Civil War. In 1873, New York was the first state to designate Memorial Day as a legal holiday. By the late 1800s, many more cities and communities observed Memorial Day, and several states had declared it a legal holiday. After World War I, it became an occasion for honoring those who died in all of America’s wars and was then more widely established as a national holiday throughout the United States. When Is Memorial Day? In 1971, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act and established that Memorial Day was to be celebrated on the last Monday of May. Several southern states, however, officially celebrate an
additional, separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead, sometimes referred to as a Confederate Memorial Day: January 19 in Texas; third Monday in Jan. in Arkansas; fourth Monday in Apr. in Alabama and Mississippi; April 26 in Florida and Georgia; May 10 in North and South Carolina; last Monday in May in Virginia; and June 3 in Louisiana and Tennessee. Memorial Day is celebrated at Arlington National Cemetery each year with a ceremony in which a small American flag is placed on each grave. Traditionally, the President or Vice President lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. About 5,000 people attend the ceremony annually. See more at: www.pbs.org/national- memorial-day-concert/ memorial-day/history
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The Exhaustive History of Victoria Day You Didn’t Know About; Victoria Day — this year, May 20th, has a long and storied history in Canada. It was originally celebrated well before Confederation even, as a celebration of Queen Victoria’s birthday, which was May 24th. It was first legislated in 1845 by the parliament of the Province of Canada. There were a number of huge celebrations before her death: in 1854 for example (Queen Victoria’s 35th birthday), about 5000 residents of Canada West gathered in front of Government House (near present day King and Simcoe streets in Toronto) to celebrate her birthday. In 1866, the town of Omemee had a day-long celebration to mark her birthday, including a gun salute at midnight, pre-dawn serenades, picnics, athletic contests, and a torchlight procession: apparently these displays were
fairly commonplace, and by the 1890s Victoria Day had become a “patriotic holiday”. [frame src=”//www.paysavvy.com/ wp-content/uploads/ 2013/05/ Queen_Victoria_by_Bassano.jpg” width=”220″ height=”310″ alt=”Queen Victoria” lightbox=”off” align=right]It wasn’t without tragedy, however: in 1881, a passenger ferry named Victoria overturned in the Thames River near London, Ontario. The boat had between 600-800 passengers — three times its capacity — and capsized. 182 people drowned, many of them children. The event was known as the Victoria Day Disaster. Queen Victoria died in 1901, and so May 24 was made “Victoria Day” by law to remember the late queen (known as “the mother of Confederation”). In 1904, however, imperial decree made the day known as Empire Day throughout the British Empire. At this point, the official date of the Queen’s birthday was moved through various royal proclamations (not to mention different monarchs). This became difficult to manage, so by 1952 this was abandoned. At this point, Victoria Day was moved to the Monday before May 25, where it currently is, alongside Empire Day. In 1957, this was made permanent by royal proclamation; in 1958, Empire Day was renamed Commonwealth Day and in 1977 it was moved to the second Monday in March. Ever since, Victoria Day has been the celebration of Queen Victoria’s birthday, along with the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II (who was actually born on April 21, 1926). Victoria Day is obviously a huge celebration across Canada, with two of the country’s biggest celebrations
being held in Queen Victoria’s namesake city of Victoria, British Columbia, along with the Royal City — New Westminster, BC. This Victoria Day wasn’t without controversy, however — a group of actors, authors, and politicians, among them the venerable Margaret Atwood, petitioned Prime Minister Stephen Harper to rename the holiday to Victoria and First Peoples Day to commemmorate the contributions of aboriginal populations to Canada’s heritage, along with the Queen’s. The petition was met with mixed response, with many suggesting that instead June 21 — which is National Aboriginal Day — be made a stat itself (it is currently recognized in the Northwest Territories). This mirrors the recent change in Quebec, which doesn’t celebrate Victoria Day (or “Fête de la Reine”) but instead celebrates the National Patriot’s Day (or “Journee nationale des patriotes”). A holiday by any other name would still be relaxing, though. How did you spend your Victoria Day Long Weekend? - See more at: https://paysavvy.com/ the-exhaustive-history- of-victoria-day- you-didnt-know-about/ #sthash.8AkNsUqk.dpuf
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