#NationalAppDay is observed annually on #December11. The word “#App” was listed as the word of the year in 2010 by the American Dialect Society.
Short for Software Application, apps quickly appeared as our #mobilecellularphones incorporated smart technologies including processing chips, internet connectivity and touchscreens.
Since that time apps have changed how we work, live and play. They have created thousands of new companies, #millions of new jobs and #billions of dollars in revenue.
HISTORY: National App Day was submitted to and accepted by the Registrar at National Day Calendar in December 2017 by CJ Thompson, founder of #PlatinumEdgeMedia.
The purpose of National App Day is to celebrate the importance of apps as they change our collective culture by organically promoting creativity and innovation.
Apps accelerated in growth with the advent of #Apple’s#iPhone in 2007. In 2008 Apple introduced OS 2.0, which included approximately 500 apps and allowed third-party app generation. Today there are over 2 million apps on both the Apple and #Android platforms and thousands more introduced daily.#love #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfather#DaaGodfatherOfSolar#SolarBrotherNo1#ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
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So it's a #snowy day in #Brooklyn and
National Pastry Day is celebrated each year on #December9. #Pastry is a name given to a large variety #baked goods which are made with ingredients such as flour, #sugar, #milk, butter, shortening, baking powder and #eggs.
Pastry dough is rolled out thinly and then used as a base for different baked products. A few of the more common bakery items include #pies, tarts, quiches and pasties.
Pastries can be traced as far back as the ancient Mediterranean where they had almost paper-thin, multilayered baklava and Phyllo dough.Pastry making began in Northern #Europe after the Crusaders brought it back from the Mediterranean.#French and #Italian Renaissance chefs eventually perfected the puff and choux pastries while 17th and 18th-century chefs brought new recipes to the table. Included in the new recipes were; Napoleons, cream puffs and eclairs.
Culinary historians often consider French pastry chef Antonin Careme (1784 – 1833) to have been the original great master of pastry making in modern times.
There are many different types of pastry, most of which would fall into one of the following categories:
Shortcrust pastry – simplest and most common.Sweetcrust pastry – similar to the shortcrust but sweeter.Flaky pastry – simple pastry that expands when cooked.Puff pastry – has many layers that cause it to puff when baked.Choux pastry – very light pastry that is often filled with cream or other fillings.Phyllo pastry – paper-thin pastry dough that is used in many layers.HOW TO OBSERVE.Enjoy one of the following pastry recipes:#AppleTurnovers
Minute #Peach Tart
#CreamCheese Kolacky.Use #NationalPastryDay to post on social media. love #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfather#DaaGodfatherOfSolar#SolarBrotherNo1#ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
6 days ago
Dating all the way back to the 1400’s when it was first called spun #sugar, #cottoncandy has been a favorite treat for young and old alike at #carnivals, fairs and the circus. Now #December7 th celebrates this #sweet delight as it is #NationalCottonCandyDay. Each year on December 7th, cotton candy #lovers look forward to #celebrating the day as they pull puffs of cotton candy from a stick or out of a bag and reminisce about their #childhood days.
#Dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton are credited with the #invention of machine-spun cotton candy in 1897.
Cotton candy is also called candy floss or fairy floss.
During the 18th century when cotton candy (spun sugar) was first recorded in #Europe, it was very expensive and labor-intensive and generally was not available to the average person. It was after the invention of machine-spun cotton candy that it was introduced to a wide audience at the 1904 World’s Fair as Fairy Floss. People loved it and bought over 68,000 boxes for 25 cents a box.
Cotton candy is still popular to this day! #Roots and #ErykahBadu #love #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfather#DaaGodfatherOfSolar#SolarBrotherNo1#ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
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Each year on #December6, people all across the United States acknowledge #NationalPawnbrokersDay. (Shout out to #PawnStars). This #holiday was created as a day to pay #tribute to a profession that provides a valuable service to their clientele of those in need of #cash funds and also those looking for a reasonably good deal.
The word pawn is derived from the #Latin word pignus, meaning pledge.
The history of pawnbroking begins thousands of years ago in the west in Ancient #Greek and #Roman Empires and in the East over 3000 years ago in #China.
Five years ago, the National Pawnbrokers Association began a wonderful program on National Pawnbrokers Day called #Musical#Instrument Gift Day. And it’s also #NationalMicrowaveDay! Quite by accident, self- taught American #engineer Percy Spencer discovered a way to heat food safely with #microwaves. While working with an active radar in 1945, he noticed a candy bar in his pocket was melting. The high-powered microwave beams created a #heating effect ideal for #cooking. Spencer deliberately attempted cooking #popcorn with the microwaves and an #egg was next. The egg was less successful than the popcorn. It exploded in his fellow engineer’s face!
Spencer, employed by Raytheon, experimented with different methods of heating #food safely with microwaves. #love #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfather#DaaGodfatherOfSolar#SolarBrotherNo1#ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
9 days ago
#BathtubPartyDay was #created as a way to skip the ordinary, everyday #shower and to luxuriate in the pure #pleasure of a good soak in the #tub.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Gather your favorite bath bomb, a good book and a glass of Moscato and let the worries of the day fade away while you relax in the tub. Use #BathtubPartyDay to post on social media.
HISTORY: Bathtub Party Day was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy at Wellcat.com. *** Documented early #plumbing systems for bathing go back as far as around 3300 BC with the discovery of copper water pipes beneath a palace in the Indus Valley Civilization of ancient #India; see sanitation of the Indus Valley Civilization. Evidence of the earliest surviving personal sized bath tub was found on the Isle of Cretewhere a 1.5-metre (5 ft) long pedestal tub was found built from hardened #pottery.
The clawfoot tub, which reached the apex of its popularity in the late 19th century; had its origins in the mid 18th century, where the ball and claw design originated in #Holland, possibly artistically inspired by the #Chinese motif of a dragon holding a precious stone. The design spread to #England where it found much popularity among the aristocracy, just as bathing was becoming increasingly #fashionable. Early bathtubs in England tended to be made of cast iron, or even tin and copper with a face of #paint applied that tended to peel with time. #love #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfather#DaaGodfatherOfSolar#SolarBrotherNo1#ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
Each year on #December3 rd National #Roof Over Your #Head Day is observed across the United States.
National Roof Over Your Head Day was created as a day to be #thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many things that we have that we take for granted and do not stop to #appreciate how fortunate we are for having them.
All across our #nation, there are many that do not have the things that necessary to everyday life. They may lack a roof over their heads, enough #food to #eat or #clothes to wear. For those who have those bare necessities, it may be insufficient.
National Roof Over Your Head Day is about remembering to appreciate what you have. This day follows closely after Thanksgiving, a day to be thankful. So just like #Thanksgiving, be thankful for what you do have and always remember, that it is a better feeling than worrying about what you do not have.
HOW TO OBSERVE
To celebrate National Roof Over Your Head Day you can pick a name or two off of a #Christmas Giving Tree, volunteer at or make a contribution to a homeless shelter in your area and maybe someone else will be able to have a “roof over their head” tonight. Use #RoofOverYourHeadDay to post on #socialmedia. #Peanuts#Snoopy#CharileBrown #love #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfather#DaaGodfatherOfSolar#SolarBrotherNo1#ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
#CyberMonday is observed annually on the Monday after #Thanksgiving.
Cyber Monday was developed as a way for #Internet-based companies to have a way to compete with #BlackFriday, which is typically held by brick and mortar retail stores the Friday after Thanksgiving.
In 2014, Cyber Monday #online#sales continued to trend upward with 15.4% increase in revenue from 2013 sales, making it the biggest, online shopping day in history. In 2014 #Americans spent an average of $124 per order on Cyber Monday.
#Socialmedia has also ramped up the #advertising opportunities, bringing potential shoppers to retailers’ online stores. Cyber Monday shopping is expected to be up again this year with a predicted 3 #billion in sales.
Purchases on mobile devices also have increased, adding to the convenience of Cyber Monday. No longer do you have to be strapped to your PC or Mac in order to make an online purchase. Purchases can now be made on the train during a morning commute while waiting for a #doctor’s appointment or during a #lunch break.
Some of the most popular online purchases are likely to be tech items, especially wearable technology as well as the traditional small #appliances, #clothing, #gift cards and digital media.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Get your computer out and enjoy those online deals. Be sure to stock up on all five flavors of #Colorado Jack Popcorn, too! It makes great gifts.
HISTORY: On November 28 of 2005, Cyber Monday joined the #lexicon thanks to a press release in #Shop.org. The announced a #marketing revolution with a title “Cyber Monday Quickly Becoming One of the #Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year” with astounding online sales increases the Monday following Thanksgiving. #BIGRAYRENOVATIONS #love #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfather#DaaGodfatherOfSolar#SolarBrotherNo1#ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar