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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 03:59 AM

Daily Holidays - December 20

National Fried
 Shrimp Day I will never get tired of fried national food holidays, nor seafood national food holiays! So National Fried Shrimp Day is a real treat. Whether steamed, baked, or scampi-ed, shrimp is a tasty, high-protein, low-fat seafood treat, but frying the shrimp makes the little buggers especially good. There’s an art to great fried shrimp that one’s gotta master in order to really love cooking–and eating–seafood: a special blend of herbs and spices in a breading mixture, the perfect cooking time to get a crispy breaded exterior…but not too much to overcook the delicate shrimp. And when you find some great fried shrimp…you’ve got to share the wealth! http://nycfooddays.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/december-20-national-fried-shrimp-day/

National Sangria Day A Summer Classic Celebrated in December...
If you’re looking to add a little Olé to your life, why not try that fruity wine punch named for the Spanish word sangre, which means blood. Yes, we’re talking about that deliciously crimson drink everybody loves known as sangria.

This uncomplicated mix of red wine, spirits, simple syrup and a ton of chopped, seasonal fruit has long been considered the perfect summertime tipple, a refreshing concoction to be sipped whiling away a hot afternoon or added as a pick-me-up to your patio party’s line-up of refreshing beverages.

It’s ironic then that National Sangria Day comes on December 20. But if you think about it, quaffing an alcoholic beverage filled with fresh fruit is good any time of year. http://www.nationalsangriaday.com

International Human Solidarity Day "The world shapes a new sustainable development agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals, the largest anti-poverty campaign in history, by 2015. […]
Only through collective action can we address such far reaching issues as poverty and growing inequality, climate change, chronic poverty and major health challenges, such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa."

Ban Ki-moon
Message for International Human Solidarity Day
20 December 2014
http://www.un.org/en/events/humansolidarityday/

Mudd Day Samuel Alexander Mudd I (December 20, 1833 – January 10, 1883) was an American physician who was imprisoned for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

While working as a doctor in Southern Maryland, Mudd also employed slaves on his tobacco-farm, and declared his belief in slavery as a God-given institution. The Civil War seriously damaged his business, especially when Maryland abolished slavery in 1864. At this time, he first met Booth, who was planning to kidnap Lincoln, and Mudd was seen in company with three of the conspirators. But his part in the plot, if any, remains unclear.

After assassinating Lincoln on April 14, 1865, Booth rode with co-conspirator David Herold to Mudd’s home in the early hours of the 15th for surgery on his fractured leg, before crossing into Virginia. Some time that day, Mudd must have learned of the assassination, but did not report Booth’s visit to the authorities for another 24 hours. This appeared to link him to the crime, as did his various changes of story under interrogation, and on April 26, he was arrested. A military commission found him guilty of aiding and conspiring in a murder, and he was sentenced to life imprisonment, escaping the death penalty by a single vote. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Mudd

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 09:35 AM

1. I stand with humans!

 

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 05:13 PM

4. As should we all!

although it is easier to type at the keyboard while sitting I must say.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:00 AM

2. Sounds like the fixins for a party.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 05:14 PM

5. Indeed it does

and that Sangria looks very refreshing!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 02:12 PM

3. Solidarity!!



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Response to femmocrat (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 05:14 PM

6. Agreed

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