Celebrate September 10th, the 253rd day of the calendar year. Just 112 days remain until the new year.
September 10th is a holiday for cheap advice, sewing machines and TV dinners. Idea swappers, reconcilers and others mark September 10th as a special day for many reasons. Here are several popular September 10th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Cheap Advice Day
To whom do you go for the best personal advice? Do you read advice columns in the newspaper or online? Do you consult a trusted relative or friend?
September 10th is Cheap Advice Day, commemorating low-cost counselors everywhere, as well as those perhaps well-meaning individuals who seem always to toss in their own proverbial two cents’ worth of input, whether invited to do so or not.
On September 10, 1992, cartoonist Charles M. Schultz’ Lucy van Pelt (of the Peanuts gang) raised her rates for psychiatric help to 47 cents. Her lemonade-stand shrink sessions had previously cost just five cents.
Salute the purveyors of unsolicited advice and low-cost head-shrinking on September 10th. It’s Cheap Advice Day.
International Make-Up Day
Those who let us down and make us frown may eagerly await September 10th each year. It’s International Make-Up Day.
This altruistic occasion has nothing to do with facial care or cosmetics. Instead, International Make-Up Day is all about reconciliation and the rebuilding of broken relationships.
Instead of singing another someone-done-someone-wrong song, how about extending the proverbial olive branch and seeking to make up with someone on September 10th?
Sewing Machine Day
Twice a year, sewing enthusiasts have us all in stitches on Sewing Machine Day. This crafty holiday, held on September 10th (and June 13th) simply peddles (er, pedals) home sewing skills.
The September 10th Sewing Machine Day, also known as Sew Be It Day, happens to fall on the birthday of the sewing machine. American inventor Elias Howe patented the first sewing machine on this date in 1846.
Sewing Machine Day offers a reminder for seamstresses, crafters and sewing hobbyists to schedule annual sewing machine tune-ups.
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Swap Ideas Day
American etiquette maven Emily Post said this about polite conversation: “Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory.”
Celebrants of Swap Ideas Day on September 10th would likely agree with Emily Post.
Although throughout much of the year, many folks may seem to speak simply to display their own ideas or to hear their own words echo in the air, this intriguing holiday may serve as a checkpoint of sorts.
How many intriguing and creative concepts might we exchange on Swap Ideas Day, if we will be open to the possibility on September 10th?
TV Dinner Day
September 10th is TV Dinner Day, a classic all-American instant culinary celebration.
What is a TV dinner? Essentially, a TV dinner is a pre-packaged single-serving frozen entrée that may be simply heated (in a toaster oven or microwave) for consumer convenience.
The first TV dinners, produced by C.A. Swanson & Sons, appeared in 1953 – not long after the first color television sets. Since the arrival of the first TV dinners, instant menu options have expanded from basic fried chicken, meatloaf, Salisbury steak and turkey dinner to accommodate special diets and more exotic palates. Gourmet frozen dinners are now available from P.F. Chang’s, Wolfgang Puck and other vendors.
Why not pick out a quick and easy frozen dinner to celebrate TV Dinner Day on September 10th?
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for September 10th: Agapius of Novara, Agnes Takea, Agnes Tsao-Kouy, Angelus Orsucci, Alfonso Navarrete Benito, Alphonsus de Mena, Anthony Kiun, Anthony of Korea, Anthony Sanga, Anthony Vom, Apelles, Apollinaris Franco, Autbert of Avranches, Bartholomew Shikiemon, Barypsabas, Candida the Younger, Cosmas, Damien Yamiki, Dominic Nakano, Dominic Shamada and Felix.
More September 10th saints are Finnian of Moville, Francis de Morales, Frithestan, Gundisalvus Fusai, Hyacinth Orfanel, Ignatius Jorjes, Isabel Fernandez, Jader, John Kingoku, John of Korea, Joseph of Saint Hyacinth, Leo Satsuma, Louis Kawara, Lucy de Freitas, Mary Choun, Mary Tanaura, Mary Tokuan, Menodora and Michael Shumpo.
Additional September 10th saints include Michael Yamiki, Nemesian, Nicholas of Tolentino, Ogerius, Paul Tanaka, Peter Martinez, Peter Nangashi, Peter of Avila, Peter Sampo, Peter Sanga, Pulcheria, Richard of Saint Ann, Salvius of Albi, Sebastian Kimura, Thecla Nangashi, Theodard of Maastricht, Thomas of the Holy Rosary, Thomas Sherwood and Veranus of Venice.
Notable Anniversaries on September 10th:
John Smith was elected on September 10, 1608 to serve as president of the Jamestown Colony of Virginia.
American General John J. Pershing, Commander-in-Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, led the Great Victory Parade down New York’s Fifth Avenue on September 10, 1919 – ten months after the first Armistice Day.
On September 10, 1924, a Chicago judge sentenced convicted killers Nathan Leopold, Jr., and Richard Loeb to life in prison for the murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks.
The popular television Western series Gunsmoke made its debut on NBC TV on September 10, 1955. Gunsmoke lasted for two decades, with a cast including James Arness, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis and Dennis Weaver.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats ended its record run of 7,485 performances on September 10, 2000. Playing for 18 years, Cats was the longest-running live show in Broadway theatre history.
On September 10, 2002, Switzerland joined the United Nations as the U.N.’s 190th member.
Various Other September 10th Holidays
September 10th is also Air Force Day (Canada), Eid ul-Fitr (varies), Festal Celebration Day of Saints Nemesianus – Felix and Lucius, Festival of the Poets (Japan), Gibraltar National Day, Godsall Day – Day of Rest (Tibet), Gremlins’ Harvest Home Nibbling Contest Holiday, Hot Dog Day (varies), Id al Fitr – end of Ramadan (Islamic) and International Dart Tournament Day (Canada).
Additional September 10th holidays include Moon Festival , Old-Timers Day (varies), Rosh Hashana (varies), Scapegoat Day, St. Finnian’s Day, St. George’s Cave Day (Belize), St. Nicholas of Tolentino’s Day, St. Pulcheria’s Day, St. Theodard’s Day and Teacher’s Day (China).
Happy September 10th to one and all!
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