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National Worship of Tool Day!

Today is a guy thing, especially men, who worship their tools, its National Worship of Tool Day.  This day is observed annually on March 11th.

Worship of Tool day is referring to the handy tools most handymen use for hobby or their line of work.  It is usually the man of the house who is responsible for keeping all their tools in the house, but women are showing interest in men’s hobbies and doing handy work too, like fixing things in your house when they are not able to do them.  If you don’t have the proper tools, it is difficult to fix things.

Some folks just have a little toolbox to keep as their emergency tools, and I have one of those toolboxes. To some people, they collect and organize them from the smallest piece of the tool they have, like a hammer of different sizes of screwdrivers, wrenches, to the smallest sets of bolts, nuts, screws, nails, and washers.

So, today if you are one of those hobbyists, check your collection you might need an update to add to your collection, especially those new smart tools and gadgets and join the group of geeks with smart tools.  Share on social media and show some photos of your organized collection of tools using #WorshipOfToolsDay.

1942 MacArthur leaves Corregidor

After struggling against great odds to save the Philippines from Japanese conquest, U.S. General Douglas MacArthur abandons the island fortress of Corregidor under orders from President Franklin Roosevelt. Left behind at Corregidor and on the Bataan Peninsula were 90,000 American and Filipino troops, who, lacking food, supplies, and support, would soon succumb to the Japanese offensive.

After leaving Corregidor, MacArthur and his family traveled by boat 560 miles to the Philippine island of Mindanao, braving mines, rough seas, and the Japanese Navy. At the end of the hair-raising 35-hour journey, MacArthur told the boat commander, John D. Bulkeley, “You’ve taken me out of the jaws of death, and I won’t forget it.” On March 17, the general and his family boarded a B-17 Flying Fortress for Northern Australia. He then took another aircraft and a long train ride down to Melbourne. During this journey, he was informed that there were far fewer Allied troops in Australia than he had hoped. Relief of his forces trapped in the Philippines would not be forthcoming. Deeply disappointed, he issued a statement to the press in which he promised his men and the people of the Philippines, “I shall return.” The promise would become his mantra during the next two and a half years, and he would repeat it often in public appearances.

(excerpted from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/macarthur-leaves-corregidor)