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NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY

Every year on the last Wednesday of May, it is National Senior Health & Fitness Day.  Approximately 100,000 senior adults will participate in activities across the United States to celebrate in this years 20th annual festivities.  The theme for 2013 is:

“Think Healthy,  Eat Healthy,  Act Healthy… Be Healthy!”

There are many organizations that offer special events on National Senior Health & Fitness Day, among them are:

  • Banks
  • Health Clubs
  • Area Agencies on Aging
  • Houses of Worship
  • Hospitals
  • Malls/Shopping Centers
  • Park & Recreation Departments
  • Retirement Committee’s
  • Senior Centers
  • State/Local/Aging Departments

For more complete information on
National Senior Health & Fitness Day, click on the following links:

http://www.fitnessday.com/senior/

http://www.fitnessday.com/senior/press_release.htm

NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY HISTORY

National Senior Health & Fitness Day, an “unofficial” National holiday,  is organized as a public-private partnership by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national information clearinghouse for the older adult market.

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NATIONAL PAPERCLIP DAY

National Paperclip Day is celebrated each year on May 29.  Yes, even the paperclip has it’s own day of honor. Today is about that well-known piece of curved wire that keeps our papers together and helps keep us organized.

However there are much earlier claims to invention of the paperclip, according to the Early Office Museum, the first patent for a “bent wire paper clip” was presented to Samuel B. Fay in the United States in 1867.   The original intention of Fay’s clip was to attach tickets to fabric, however the patent recognized that it could also be used to attach papers together.

Along with Fay’s patent, there were as many as 50 others that received patents for similar designs prior to 1899.   One other notable name receiving a patent for his paperclip design in the United States was Erlman J. Wright in 1877.    At that time, his clip was advertised for use in fastening  newspapers.

The Gem paper clip, which was most likely in production in Britain in the early 1870’s by “The Gem Manufacturing Company” , was never patented.  It is the most common type of wire paper clip and is still in use today.  It was introduced to the United States around 1892 and in 1904, Cushman & Denison registered a trademark for the “Gem” name in connection with paper clips.  Paperclips are still sometimes called “Gem clips”.

Today, paperclips come in various sizes, shapes and colors and can make your paperwork look more fun and lively.

Paperclips are not just for holding papers together, there are many other things that you can do with them!

NATIONAL PAPERCLIP DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or the origin of National Paperclip Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

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NATIONAL COQ AU VIN DAY

Annually celebrated on May 29, it is National Coq au Vin Day.   Coq au vin is French braise of chicken, cooked with wine, lardons (salt pork), mushrooms and garlic.

Coq au vin is a French staple that literally translates to “rooster with wine.” It’s a rustic, peasant-style dish that is easy to serve when entertaining because a lot of the work can be done in advance.

Different legends tell of coq au vin back in the days of Gaul and Julius Caesar however the first documented recipe was in the early 20th century.   There was a somewhat similar recipe, poulet au vin blanc, that appeared in an 1864 cookbook.

Following is a “tried and true” recipes for you to enjoy:

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/coq_au_vin/

NATIONAL COQ AU VIN DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator of National Coq au Vin Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

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RESOURCES:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paperclip

http://www.officemuseum.com/paper_clips.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coq_au_vin

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