Armistice Day Became Veterans Day

Veterans Day was first called Armistice Day commemorating the first anniversary of the end of World War I – November 11, 1919. The very first Veterans Day parade was held in Birmingham, Alabama in 1947 and continues to be held there annually. France, Britain, Canada, and Australia also honor World War I and II veterans on or near November 11th.
In 1954, President Eisenhower signed legislation changing the name of the holiday to Veterans Day. In 1968, the date commemorating Veterans Day was changed to the fourth Monday in October, but in 1975, President Ford changed it back to November 11th.
In the United States, every year on Veterans Day, at exactly 11:00 a.m. local time, a ceremony is held in Arlington National Cemetery, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, laying a wreath in honor of all those who died serving their country.

In Honor of Veterans Day

Veterans Day is always observed on November 11 and is both a State and a Federal holiday in the United States. First established as a holiday in 1919 with a different name, today marks the 100th Anniversary of the commemorative holiday but the 101st anniversary of the date whose significance it was intended to commemorate (that’s why the image of the poster shows 2018)? What was the holiday’s original name and what does it commemorate?

Dog Days of Summer Are Over, But . . .

The Canary Islands is named after the Latin word for the genus of mammals which includes dogs – Canis! The biological genus Canis also includes wolves, coyotes and jackals.

Sri Lanka

In 1960, Sirima Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike, commonly known as Sirimavo Bandaranaike, became Prime Minister of Sri Lanka?

Margaret Wasn’t First

Which country was the first to have a female Prime Minister – indeed, this person was the first non-hereditary female head of government in modern history?

Ha! Ha!

The only city in the world with an official name that includes two exclamation points is the municipality of Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! in the Province of Quebec in Canada. The name can officially be traced back to an archaic French term, “The haha,” which means an unexpected obstacle or dead end. It seems to refer to Lake Témiscouata, which came into view unexpectedly and quite suddenly for early French explorers in Canada.

The Voice of Shredder

The voice of Shredder in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon was that of James LaRue Avery, an American actor, comedian, a poet and voice over artist. He is most likely best known for playing the patriarch Philip Banks(“Uncle Phil”) in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.