Another Remarkable Day
November 19, 1863 is the date Abraham Lincoln delivered the famous and heartfelt Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg. This year, 2012, marks the 149th anniversary.
See Gettysburg.com to read the text of this immortal 2 minute speech.
November 19, 1959 marked the premier of “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.” I’m fully aware that some who read this will not have heard of these characters and for you, I’m sorry. My childhood wouldn’t have been the same without Moose and Squirrel, Boris and Natasha, Dudley Do-right, Peabody and Sherman and those Fractured Fairy Tales.
The Vigo County Public Library currently owns a copy of “Fractured Fairy Tales” by Jay Ward from “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle” on CD.
Last but not least, celebrated every November 19th, it’s "Have a Bad Day" Day. For those who are filled with revulsion at being told endlessly to "have a nice day", this day is a brief respite. Store and business owners are to ask workers to tell customers to "have a bad day." I don’t think I’m alone when it comes to having days where "Have a Nice Day!" said cheerfully to me is extremely irritating. I do think you might want to be careful to whom you say "Have a Bad Day!" though no matter how tempting it is any day of the year.
See Wellcat Holidays for other odd and interesting holiday celebrations.