Tuesday, January 22, 2013

January 23 is National Pie Day

Image obtained from the American Pie Council.
Wednesday, January 23 is National Pie Day. Must more be said?

Well, January 23 is also Handwriting Day. Handwriting is just about a lost art, isn't it? But, on Wednesday, take the time to hand write a letter to a friend or relation. Send it regular post (postage rates don't go up until later this month). But keep a copy of what you wrote -- just in case the person to whom you send the letter can't read it.

And it's probably only coincidence but, speaking of bad handwriting, January 23 is also the anniversary of milestone in American medicine: On January 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive a medical degree in America (from Geneva Medical College in upstate New York, a school that survives today as SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse).

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