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🗓️ On This Day - May 6th

Today "diet" is a four-letter word, we recognize the heroes in our hospitals, and we bid adieu to our six best friends. With so much happening on May 6th, you better keep reading to catch up!

On this day

New York Herald

Extra, Extra!

On this day in 1835, James Gordon Bennett, Sr. published the first issue of the New York Herald, a daily newspaper that cost only one cent. It quickly became one of the most popular newspapers in New York City and was known for its sensational journalism and coverage of crime and scandals.

John Deere

Breaking new ground!

In 1837, John Deere, a blacksmith from Vermont, created the first steel plough in Grand Detour, Illinois. The new invention revolutionized farming, making it easier to cultivate land in the tough, sticky soil of the Midwest. Today, John Deere is a leading brand in agricultural machinery - particularly tractors!

Penny black postage stamp

Lick it and stick it!

On May 6th 1840, Great Britain issued the "Penny Black," the world's first adhesive postage stamp. It featured the profile of Queen Victoria and cost one penny to send a letter weighing up to 1/2 ounce. The stamp revolutionized the postal system and quickly became popular in Britain and other countries around the world.

Facts about JFK assassination

JFK claimed a major prize.

On this day in 1957, John F. Kennedy won a Pulitzer Prize for his book "Profiles in Courage." The book profiled eight United States senators who stood up for their beliefs despite the potential for political backlash. The book helped establish Kennedy's political career and became an instant bestseller.


The Fri(end)s of an era

After ten seasons and 236 episodes, the world said goodbye to Joey, Rachel, Chandler, Phoebe, Ross, and Monica as the beloved sitcom “Friends” aired its final episode on May 6th, 2004. The show, which followed a group of friends in their 20s and 30s living in New York City, became a cultural phenomenon and remains popular through reruns and streaming services.

Special Days Falling on May 6th

Today we say "no" to the unhealthy aspects of dieting, we say "thank you" to the heroic nurses who keep our health services running, and we say "yes" to yummy French treats! Here's what we're celebrating on May 6th… =
Tasting an ice cream

International No Diet Day

Today, we promote body positivity, healthy living, and self-acceptance. The day encourages individuals to reject the harmful aspects of diet culture and celebrate their bodies naturally. It is a reminder to focus on overall wellness and self-care rather than rigid dieting and negative self-talk!

National Nurses Day

National Nurses Day

National Nurses Day is celebrated every year on May 6th to honor the enormous contributions of nurses to our society. The day also marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, a pioneer in modern medicine. Nurses are critical to healthcare and deserve all the appreciation for their dedication and hard work - take time to give thanks today if you can!

National Crepe Suzette Day

National Crepe Suzette Day

Who doesn't love a classic French dessert? The decadent dish consists of thin pancakes filled with a mixture of butter, sugar, and orange juice, then flambéed with Grand Marnier or Cognac. National Crepe Suzette Day provides an opportunity to indulge in this delicious treat and appreciate French culinary traditions. Go on, treat yourself!

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