We Are Halfway There!

At noon today, we arrive at the official halfway point of 2015  —  182½ days have elapsed, and 182½ day remain.  Today also marks National I Forgot Day . . . a day to make up for all of the birthdays, anniversaries, etc. that you forgot to acknowledge with a greeting or gift.

And speaking of anniversaries, today marks the 51st anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1964 into law which prohibited discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership, and in the registration of voters.  The bill included Title VI, which allowed for the cutoff of federal funding in areas where discrimination persisted.

Some other notable anniversaries for today include:

  • the television premiere of “The Lawrence Welk Show” (1955)
  • the television premiere of “The Andy Williams Show” (1957)
  • the date the U.S. Constitution took effect (1788)
  • the assassination of President James Garfield (1881)
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