Welcome Guest! YouRememberThat.com is 100% FREE & fast to join! Upload, comment, create your own profile and more!



Check our brand new site TheRetroSite , although YouRememberThat will remain for quite some time we expect this new site to be our new home. Click over and create your account on the new mobile friendly and flexible site today!
Search
Search:
 
Boxing Day - Commonwealth Nations From Wiki: Boxing Day was traditionally a day on which the servants had a day off from their duties. Because of this the gentry would eat cold cuts and have a buffet-style feast prepared by the servants in advance. In modern times many families will still follow this tradition by eating a family-style buffet lunch, with cold cuts rather than a full cooked meal. It is a time for family, parlour games and sports in the UK. The traditional recorded celebration of Boxing Day has long included giving money and other gifts to those who were needy and in service positions. The European tradition has been dated to the Middle Ages, but the exact origin is unknown and there are some claims that it goes back to the late Roman/early Christian era; metal boxes were placed outside churches used to collect special offerings tied to the Feast of Saint Stephen. In the United Kingdom it certainly became a custom of the nineteenth century Victorians for tradesmen to collect their "Christmas boxes" or gifts in return for good and reliable service throughout the year on the day after Christmas. However, the exact etymology of the term "Boxing" is unclear, with several competing theories, none of which is definitively true. Another possibility is that the name derives from an old English tradition: in exchange for ensuring that wealthy landowners' Christmases ran smoothly, their servants were allowed to take the 26th off to visit their families. The employers gave each servant a box containing gifts and bonuses (and sometimes leftover food). In addition, around the 1800's, churches opened their alms boxes (boxes where people place monetary donations) and distributed the contents to the poor. The establishment of Boxing Day as a defined public holiday under the legislation that created the UK's Bank Holidays started the separation of 'Boxing Day' from the 'Feast of St Stephen', and today it is almost entirely a secular holiday with a tradition of shopping and post-Christmas sales starting. We invite people who celebrate this holiday to contribute to the information here.
Tags: Boxing  Day  Commonwealth  Nations 
Added: 26th December 2009
Views: 1416
Rating:
Posted By: Admin
1916 New Jersey Shark Attacks During an 11-day period during a 1916 heatwave, five people were attacked by sharks along the coast of New Jersey. Only one victim survived. These well chronicled events inspired Peter Benchley's famous novel Jaws. The first attack occurred on Saturday, July 1 at Beach Haven, a resort town off New Jersey's southern coast. Charles Epting Vansant, 25, of Philadelphia was vacationing at the Engleside Hotel. Before dinner, Vansant decided to take a quick swim in the Atlantic. Shortly after entering the water, Vansant began shouting. He was rescued by lifeguard Alexander Ott who pulled the bleeding Vansant from the water. Vansant's left thigh had been stripped of its flesh. He bled to death on the hotel manager's desk. The second attack occurred 45 miles north of Beach Haven at the resort town of Spring Lake, New Jersey. The victim was Charles Bruder, 27, a hotel bellhop. Bruder was killed on Thursday, July 6, 1916, while swimming 130 yards from shore. A shark bit him in the abdomen and severed his legs. Lifeguards Chris Anderson and George White pulled Bruder into their canoe but he bled to death before they reached the shore. The next two attacks occurred on Wednesday, July 12. They shockingly took place in fresh water in Matawan Creek near the town of Matawan, 30 miles north of Spring Lake and 16 miles inland! Around 2 p.m. some local boys, including Lester Stillwell, 11, were playing in the creek at an area called the Wyckoff Dock. A dorsal fin appeared and the boys realized it was a shark. Before Stillwell could leave the creek, the shark pulled him underwater. Stillwell's friends ran to town for help. Several men, including local businessman Watson Stanley Fisher, 24, came to investigate. Fisher jumped into the creek to find Stillwell's body, but he too was attacked by the shark in front of several horrified witnesses. Fisher was pulled from the creek without recovering Stillwell's body. His right thigh was severely injured and he bled to death at Monmouth Memorial Hospital in Long Branch. Stillwell's body was recovered 150 feet upstream from the Wyckoff Dock on July 14. The fifth and final victim, Joseph Dunn, 14, of New York City was attacked a half mile from the Wyckoff Dock nearly 30 minutes after the attacks on Stillwell and Fisher. The shark bit his left leg, but Dunn was rescued by his brother and a friend after a vicious tug-of-war with the shark. Dunn was taken to Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick. Dunn lost his leg, but otherwise recovered. There is some debate whether just one shark was responsible for all five attacks. However, there were no further attacks after a shark, that was found to have human bones in its stomach, was killed. What prompted the rash of attacks in 1916? One grisly theory is that Atlantic sharks had grown accustomed to feeding on humans after German submarine attacks.
Tags: shark  attacks  New  Jersey 
Added: 7th December 2010
Views: 4388
Rating:
Posted By: Lava1964
Santa Claus -1898 Made in 1898, G.A. Smith's 'Santa Claus' is a film of considerable technical ambition and accomplishment for its period. It uses pioneering visual effects in its depiction of a visit from St. Nicholas.
Tags: Santa  Claus,  vintage  christmas,  victorian  era,  saint  nicholas 
Added: 14th December 2010
Views: 1981
Rating:
Posted By: pfc
Yea Yea Happy Saint Patricks Day Tags: Saint  Patricks  Day  Funny  Cartoon  Floats  and  Pick  Up  Trucks 
Added: 17th March 2011
Views: 2902
Rating:
Posted By: Freckles
Andy Williams - Danny Boy Tags: Andy  Williams,  Danny  Boy,  Irish  Classic,  60s  Music,  1960s  Music,  Classic,  Saint  Patricks  Day 
Added: 17th March 2011
Views: 2017
Rating:
Posted By: Freckles
Paper Lace The Night Chicago Died Tags: Paper  Lace  The  Night  Chicago  Died  Peter  Callander  Mitch  Murray  Al  Capone    Saint  Valentine's  Day  Massacre  East  Side  of  Chicago 
Added: 3rd September 2014
Views: 1404
Rating:
Posted By: BigBoy Bob
Mount Saint Helen Erupts Tags: Mount  Saint  Helen  Erupts  St.  Helen's  volcano  dormant  landslide  earthquake   
Added: 18th May 2015
Views: 1322
Rating:
Posted By: Old Fart
Interstate 70 West at Exit 234 Route 180 West exit Interstate 70 West at St. Charles Rock Rd exit, Bridgeton, Missouri, 1989
Tags: Interstate  70  Missouri  Button  Copy  Signs  Travel  Saint  Louis  County  1989  Exits   
Added: 7th September 2018
Views: 643
Rating:
Posted By: poundsdwayne47
Interstate 270 North at Interstate 44 US 50 Route 366 East exits Interstate 270 North at Interstate 44, US 50, Route 366 East exits, St. Louis, Missouri, 1989
Tags: Interstate  270  Missouri  Button  Copy  Signs  Highways  Saint  Interstate  44  St  Louis  1989  Highways  Roads  Button  Copy  Signs 
Added: 7th September 2018
Views: 867
Rating:
Posted By: poundsdwayne47

Pages: 1 2 [3] of 3 | Random