Happy May 9th!
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May 9th Holidays
Hurray for Buttons Day
Today, May 9th celebrated buttons! Whether your a crafter, a seamstress or just someone who likes their pants to be held up, we can all appreciate a button! Buttons and button-like objects used as ornaments or seals rather than fasteners have been discovered in the Indus Valley Civilization during its Kot Diji phase (c. 2800–2600 BC), a black Albertite button at the Tomb of the Eagles, Scotland (2200-1800 BC), as well as Bronze Age sites in China (c. 2000–1500 BC) and Ancient Rome. Buttons made from seashell were used in the Indus Valley Civilization for ornamental purposes by 2000 BC. Hammond Turner & Sons, a button-making company in Birmingham, hosts an online museum with an image gallery and historical button-related articles, including an 1852 article on button-making by Charles Dickens.
National Butterscotch Brownie Day
May 9th is National Butterscotch Brownie Day. Butterscotch brownies are also known as Blondies or Brookies. Here is a recipe for you to try out: www.verybestbaking.com/toll-house/recipes/chewy-butterscotch-brownies/
National Lost Sock Memorial Day
Today we honor all those socks who have been lost. Somewhere out there in the universe is a place for all the lost socks around the world. Right now it’s a mystery where they all went, but one day we might all know.
National Moscato Day
Moscato is made from the Moscato Blanco grape, one of the oldest grapes in Italy and part of the muscat family. Moscato wine is famous for its sweet flavors of peaches and orange blossom. The word Moscato (“moe-ska-toe”) is the Italian name for Muscat Blanc. It is historically known as a dessert wine and is originally from Piedmont, Italy. When you uncork a bottle, you can expect a blend of peachy, orangey, and nectarine flavors. In our book, a drink like that is definitely worth celebrating. National Moscato Day was created by Gallo Family Vineyards in 2012. The Gallo Family Vineyards, a huge producer of excellent and affordable Moscato, is a family-owned business that has been around since 1933. Learn more about Moscato wines here: https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/moscato-wine/
Tear the Tags Off the Mattress Day
Ever wonder why it is illegal to rip the tag off of a mattress? Well really it all started many years ago before consumer protection and regulation laws came into practice. Unscrupulous businessman would take old mattresses and “refurbish” them with new outer materials. But inside the mattresses were less then desirable fillings such as horse hair, used mattress materials and all kinds of nasty stuffings. The people selling the mattresses would rip off the prior tags on the old mattresses and sell them as brand new. The US government saw what was happening and made it illegal for mattress tags to be removed. Now salesman were accountable for what was inside their mattresses. So really, the don’t remove this tag warning was not meant for you, the consumer, it was meant for the salesman of mattresses.
May 9th Zodiac Sign is Taurus
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the present zodiac. The Sun is in the sign of Taurus.
Time period: April 20 – May 21
Ruling planet: Venus
Zodiac quality: Fixed
Birthstones: Emerald, Diamond, Sapphire, Garnet, Rose quartz
Famous Tauruses: Dwayne Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II, Megan Fox, George Clooney, Adele, Mark Zuckerberg, Shakespeare, David Beckham, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
May 9th Trivia
Here is a list of historical events, famous birthday, #1 movies and songs and other fun random facts about May 9th.
1754 – First cartoon published in an American newspaper. “Join or Die” by Ben Franklin in the Pennsylvania Gazette. It depicted a snake cut into segments, each representing a colony.
- 1879 – First U.S. Postage-Due Stamps are issued.
1926 – Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett. completed the First flight over the North Pole.
- 1936 – The #1 movie was, “The Great Ziegfeld.”
- 1939 – The First American Indian was beatified by the Catholic Church.
- 1946 – Candice Bergen American Emmy-winning actress. TV Murphy Brown was born today as was her character Murphy Brown in Beverly Hills, CA.
- 1949 – Billy Joel American Grammy-winning singer, was born in The Bronx, New York, NY.
- 1950 – A bear cub is rescued from a New Mexico fire, becoming the symbol for forest fire prevention otherwise known as, “Smokey the Bear.”
- 1966 – The #1 song on the Adult Contemporary Songs Billboard was, “Together Again,” by Ray Charles.
- 1960 – The #1 movie was, “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies.”
- 1974 – Watergate Impeachment hearings against U.S. President Nixon begin.
- 1974 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “The Loco-Motion,” by Grand Funk.
- 1977 – The #1 movie was, “The Car.”
- 1979 – Rosario Dawson, American actress was born New York, NY.
- 1982 – Dean Martin is arrested for driving while intoxicated in West Hollywood.
- 1982 – The #1 movie was, “Porky’s,”
- 1983 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Beat It,” by Michael Jackson.
- 1996 – Noah Centineo, American actor was born in Miami, FL.
- 1998 – The #1 movie was, “Deep Impact.”
- 2004 – The #1 song on the Hot Country Songs Billboard was, “You’ll Think Of Me,” by Keith Urban.
- 2010 – Lena Horne, American singer, actress passed away.
- 2012 – Vidal Sassoon, English hair stylist, beauty salon founder passes away.
- 2014 – The #1 song on the Top Adult 40 Billboard was, “Happy,” by Pharrell Williams.
- 2019 – A North Korean shipping vessel, Wise Honest, was seized by the United States.
- 2020 – Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy duo dies of coronavirus.
- 2020 – Little Richard passes away due to cancer.