National Eat A Hoagie Day / National Sober Day

National Eat A Hoagie Day

September 14

Hoagies are built-to-order sandwiches filled with meat and cheese, as well as lettuce, tomatoes, and onions, topped off with a dash of oregano-vinegar dressing on an Italian roll. A true Italian Hoagie is made with Italian ham, prosciutto, salami, and provolone cheese, and all the works.  It was declared the “Official Sandwich of Philadelphia” in 1992. The most widely accepted story about how the Hoagie got its name centers on an area of Philadelphia known as Hog Island, which was home to a shipyard during World War I (1914-1918). The Italian immigrants working there would bring giant sandwiches made with cold cuts, spices, oil, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and peppers for their lunches. These workers were nicknamed “hoggies.” Over the years, the name was attached to the sandwiches, but under a different spelling.

National Sober Day

September 14

Sobriety is the condition of not having any measurable levels or effects from alcohol or other drugs. Sobriety is also considered to be the natural state of a human being given at a birth. The abuse of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs costs the U.S. $700 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and health care. 21.5 million people aged 12 or older in 2014 had a substance use disorder in the past year. And more than 7,800 people 12 or older try an illicit drug for the first time every day. There are an estimated 14,000 addiction treatment facilities in the U.S., however, only 11% of addicts seek treatment each year. Today is dedicated for people with dependency on alcohol or drugs to take the first step toward sobriety.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Clayton Moore – TV Lone Ranger – born in Chicago, Illinois

Tony Finau – Professional Golfer – born in Salt Lake City, Utah


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