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Labour Day isn't just an American holiday. Its celebrated all over the world 8)

September 8th

1888 ? In England the first six Football League matches are played

1930 ? 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape

1966 ? The first Star Trek series premieres on NBC.

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Labour Day isn't just an American holiday. Its celebrated all over the world 8)

very true, although the majority of countries celebrate it on May 1st.

strange how one of America's major holidays has such socialist roots!!!

For Hayko - today (9th) is the 86th anniversary of Kemal Ataturk founding the Republican Peoples Party in Turkey. :)

For those with a history bent, this is also the 2000th anniversary of Varus losing 3 legions to the Germanic tribes in one of the most embarrassing (and legendary) losses of the Romans

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Today is a tough day at work as I couldn?t find a hotel room near Roanoke Airport, West Virginia for an engineer who will be in Lewisburg for a week. :(

All hotel rooms near Roanoke Airport surprisingly fully booked ! :x

Anyone here has room for 1 night rent on Sep Fri 25 pls do not hesitate to contact me. Or give away your comments / suggestions.

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And its also my eating events cancellation day, after got cancelled for today dinner last night I just got lunch cancelled from a manager in admin section *sigh* Is it today eating event cancellation day ?

:? Happy eating event cancellation day, people!

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Today is a tough day at work as I couldn?t find a hotel room near Roanoke Airport, West Virginia for an engineer who will be in Lewisburg for a week. :(

All hotel rooms near Roanoke Airport surprisingly fully booked ! :x

Anyone here has room for 1 night rent on Sep Fri 25 pls do not hesitate to contact me. Or give away your comments / suggestions.

Additional:

And its also my eating events cancellation day, after got cancelled for today dinner last night I just got lunch cancelled from a manager in admin section *sigh* Is it today eating event cancellation day ?

:? Happy eating event cancellation day, people!

I think you need a hoilday kus!!!! Take two weeks off !!!! :lol::lol:

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Today is a tough day at work as I couldn?t find a hotel room near Roanoke Airport, West Virginia for an engineer who will be in Lewisburg for a week. :(

All hotel rooms near Roanoke Airport surprisingly fully booked ! :x

Anyone here has room for 1 night rent on Sep Fri 25 pls do not hesitate to contact me. Or give away your comments / suggestions.

Additional:

And its also my eating events cancellation day, after got cancelled for today dinner last night I just got lunch cancelled from a manager in admin section *sigh* Is it today eating event cancellation day ?

:? Happy eating event cancellation day, people!

I think you need a hoilday kus!!!! Take two weeks off !!!! :lol::lol:

I ALWAYS need holidays, Davie. I love my holidays.. 8) ( but boss seems doesnt )

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Sept.9th

1000 ? Battle of Svolder, Viking Age

1543 ? Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling

1850 ? California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state.

1947 ? First actual case of a computer bug being found: a moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.

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THE FASHION NIGHT OUT September 10th, 2009

A Global Celebration of FASHION every major city in the WORLD. NYC, UK, GREECE, ITALY, RUSSIA, FRANCE, BRAZIL, INDIA, SPAIN, CHINA, GERMANY, JAPAN, TAIWAN. Shops will be open until very late. Fashion's Night Out will encompass festivities galore? from inventive window displays to model and celebrity appearances. Champagne may flow; hors d'oeuvres may be passed. Rumors of musical performances, barbecues, shoe capsules, limited-edition rings, and sweepstakes abound. Apparently there will be makeovers, brow bars, and haircut stations at sundry spots, too.

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THE FASHION NIGHT OUT September 10th, 2009

A Global Celebration of FASHION every major city in the WORLD. NYC, UK, GREECE, ITALY, RUSSIA, FRANCE, BRAZIL, INDIA, SPAIN, CHINA, GERMANY, JAPAN, TAIWAN. Shops will be open until very late. Fashion's Night Out will encompass festivities galore? from inventive window displays to model and celebrity appearances. Champagne may flow; hors d'oeuvres may be passed. Rumors of musical performances, barbecues, shoe capsules, limited-edition rings, and sweepstakes abound. Apparently there will be makeovers, brow bars, and haircut stations at sundry spots, too.

BANG BANG !!!!!! BANG BANG !!!!!!

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3rd Anniversary of Suvannabhumi Airport. September 28th, 2009.

http://news.mcot.net/economic/inside.php?value=bmlkPTM2NzM3Jm50eXBlPWNsaXA=

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Ahhh.. this reminds me of the honour that Mr. T provided 3 years ago. He expedited the airport construction just to open it on my bd while1,250 km. of electric wires long were hiding under carpet unwired.

Anyway, Oct 2nd is smile to strangers's day, according to Editor's Bob's email http://www.123greetings.com/events/send_a_smile_day/

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Gandhi's Birthday

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 ? 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. Gandhi is commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi. 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohandas_Karamchand_Gandhi

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We sort of forgot the 6th of Oct 1976 anniversary of the massacre of Thammasat students which resulted in 46 deaths (official) and over 100 (unofficial). Victims families still call for an investigation to account for those who have not been accounted for.

And let us not forget that last year then Prime Minister Samak stated on CNN that only 1 student died in 76! (He was Deputy Interior Minister at the time).

Following the 6th, we have last years 7th Oct demonstration outside Parliament which resulted in a few deaths and many injuries.

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Since nobody had mentioned it and it's 2 days late. We can not not having a reminder of this tragic day. So here it is..

September 11th attack tragedy 8 years ago.

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I quite like that tattoo.

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The 1973 democracy movement!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Thailand_(1932%E2%80%931973)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/14/newsid_2534000/2534347.stm

1973: Thai army shoots protesters

Dozens of people have been killed in the Thai capital of Bangkok in street battles between government troops and demonstrators.

Most of the victims were students from Thammasat University, who had gathered in large numbers for a second day of protests against the Thai military regime.

Violence broke out when several thousand students took to the streets demanding the military government step down. They are also calling for an early introduction of a constitution.

Confrontation

Today demonstrators barricaded streets leading to government offices. Witnesses say protesters threw stones and petrol bombs but were driven back by police and troops using live rounds.

Several people fell after shots were fired - reportedly the work of snipers.

There have also been reports of fire engines and buses being commandeered and driven into tanks.

Clashes between troops and students also occurred at Thammasat University after students began returning from the street demonstrations.

The students are angry with Field Marshal Thanom and his regime - successive military governments have ruled Thailand since 1947.

The field marshal abolished the existing constitution in a coup in November 1971, and less than 10 days ago 13 pro-democracy campaigners were arrested for calling for a permanent constitution.

After a peaceful protest march of about 200,000 people yesterday, the government pledged to introduce a new constitution within 12 months.

But there is considerable public scepticism about the government's promises - the last constitution took 10 years to be introduced.

Bangkok is now under a state of emergency. Newspaper censorship and curfews have been imposed, and schools in the capital will remain closed until the situation calms down.

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After we had a discussion lately about this prize for US president Obama here another day worth to remember.

On January 23 of this year a ceasefire agreement was concluded between the United States of America and the Vietnamese Democratic Republic.

At its meeting on October 16 the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Storting decided to award the Peace Prize for 1973 to Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho, the two chief negotiators who succeeded in arranging the ceasefire after negotiating for nearly four years.

For many long and bitter years the civilian population of Vietnam and the fighting troops engaged on both sides had borne the sufferings and privations of war. This was a war that concerned not only Vietnam and its people; it was a war moreover that had poisoned the atmosphere in countries and between countries all over the world.

Never since the conclusion of the Second World War have the people of Vietnam enjoyed unbroken peace.

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Diwali Day or Deepavali (Sanskrit: a row of lamps) is a significant festival in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and an official holiday in India. Adherents of these religions celebrate Diwali as the Festival of Lights. They light diyas?cotton string wicks inserted in small clay pots filled with oil?to signify victory of good over the evil within an individual.

In India and Nepal, Diwali is now considered to be a national festival, and the aesthetic aspect of the festival is enjoyed by most Indians and Nepalese regardless of faith. On the day of Diwali / Deepavali, many wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks. Some North Indian business communities start their financial year on Diwali and new account books are opened on this day.

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@ Marc: today is Saturday

@ all others: Black athletes make silent protest

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Two black American athletes have made history at the Mexico Olympics by staging a silent protest against racial discrimination.

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medallists in the 200m, stood with their heads bowed and a black-gloved hand raised as the American National Anthem played during the victory ceremony.

The pair both wore black socks and no shoes and Smith wore a black scarf around his neck. They were demonstrating against continuing racial discrimination of black people in the United States.

As they left the podium at the end of the ceremony they were booed by many in the crowd.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/17/newsid_3535000/3535348.stm

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