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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

MLK & Polar Bear...What's the connection?

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The true celebration for the third Monday of January was posted earlier in commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. whose life represents the Epitome of Commitment. The federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader is to be observed tomorrow, January 18, 2016.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday was observed in all 50 of The United States of America for the first time January 18,1993.  [Source: History of MLK Day]

In the words of Dr. King...
Life's most persistent and urgent question is: "What are you doing for others?"
The time is right to always do what is right.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.


As with most days, celebrations are NOT limited to just one...

This Day in History: January 18, 1733   

From then...
The first polar bear, a nine-month old cub captured in Greenland, was exhibited in America (Boston, Massachusetts) on January 18, 1733.
The baby polar bear does look rather cuddly...

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Not so sure I can say the same about the Mama (or Daddy)...

A polar bear is seen at St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St-Felicien, Quebec March 6, 2008.
REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger (CANADA)(Credit: Reuters)
'til now...



Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/10/10/4221946/nc-zoo-to-open-new-polar-bear.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/10/10/4221946/nc-zoo-to-open-new-polar-bear.html#storylink=cpy
Meet Patches, one of the North Carolina Zoo’s polar bears.


 
There are a plethora of events occurring on any given day. Today is no exception.

History for January 18

MUSIC History for January 18