January:
Jan. 1 / 45 BC – First New Year’s celebration / 1863 – Lincoln signs Emancipation Proclamation / 1863 – First homestead claim filed / New Year’s Day
Jan. 2 / 1788 – Georgia enters the Union / 1974 – National Speed Limit signed into law / 2009 – Rare Bugatti found / Buffet Day / Science Fiction Day
Jan. 3 / 1521 – Martin Luther excommunicated / 1777 – Battle of Princeton / 1924- King Tut’s sarcophagus uncovered / Humiliation Day / Drinking Straw Day
Jan. 4 / 1896 – Utah enters the Union / 1996 – GM announces its electric car / 1999 – The euro debuts / Spaghetti Day / Trivia Day
Jan. 5 / 1933 – Construction begins on Golden Gate Bridge / 1972 – Space Shuttle program is launched / 1920 – Yankees announces purchase of Babe Ruth / Bird Day / Whipped Cream Day
Jan. 6 / 1798 – Jedediah Smith is born / 1994 – Olympic skater, Nancy Kerrigan, is attacked / 1996 – Blizzard of 1996 begins / Apple Tree Day / Bean Day
Jan. 7 / 1785 – Across the English Channel in a balloon / 1789 – First U.S. presidential election held / 1927 – Harlem Globetrotters play their first game. / Old Rock Day
Jan. 8 / 1642 – Astronomer, Galileo, dies in Italy / 1877 – Crazy Horse fights last battle / 2000 – Music City Miracle / Show and Tell Day
Jan. 9 / 1493 – Columbus mistakes manatees for mermaids / 1768 – First modern circus is staged / 1776 – Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense / Static Electricity Day
Jan. 10 / 1901 – Gusher signals start of U.S. oil industry / 1946 – First meeting of the United Nations / 1982 – Dwight Clark makes The Catch / Peculiar People Day
Jan. 11 / 1908 – Theodore Roosevelt makes Grand Canyon a national monument / 1935 – Earhart flies from Hawaii to California / Milk Day / Step in a Puddle Day
Jan. 12 / 1904 – Henry Ford sets speed record / 1926 – Amos n’ Andy debuts on Chicago radio / 1932 – First elected female senator / Pharmacist Day
Jan. 13 / 1962 – Comedian killed in Corvair crash / 1982 – Plane crashes into the Potomac / 1999 – Michael Jordan retires for the second time / Rubber Ducky Day
Jan. 14 / 1784 – Treaty of Paris ratified / 1875 – Albert Schweitzer born / 1954 – Marilyn Monroe marries Joe DiMaggio / Dress Up Your Pet Day
Jan. 15 / 1929 – Martin Luther King born / 1967 – Packers beat Chiefs in the first Super Bowl / 2009 – Sully Sullenberger performs Miracle on the Hudson / Strawberry Ice Cream Day
Jan. 16 / 1919 – Prohibition takes effect / 1991 – Persian Gulf War begins / 1995 – Avalanches bury buses in Kashmir / Nothing Day
Jan. 17 / 1950 – Great Brinks Robbery / 1966 – Nuclear bomb lost in Spain / 1994 – Earthquake rocks Los Angeles / Kid Inventors Day
Jan. 18 / 1778 – Cook discovers Hawaii / 1912 – Scott reaches South Pole /Winnie the Pooh Day
Jan. 19 / 1809 – Edgar Allen Poe is born / 2007 – First McDonalds opens in China / Popcorn Day
Jan. 20 / 1981 – Iran hostage crisis ends / 1981 – Ronald Reagan becomes president / Cheese Lovers Day
Jan. 21 / 1855 – Gun designer John Browning is born / 1977 – President Carter pardons draft dodgers / Hugging Day
Jan. 22 / 1973 – Supreme Court legalizes abortion / 1998 – Unabomber pleads guilty / Blond Brownies Day
Jan. 23 / 1849 – First woman M.D. / 1957 – First Frisbees produced / Measure Your Feet Day / Handwriting Day
Jan. 24 / 1908 – Boy Scout movement begins / 1972 – Japanese soldier found hiding on Guam / Compliment Day
Jan. 25 / 1905 – World’s largest diamond found / 1924 – First Winter Olympics begins / Opposite Day
Jan. 26 / 1788 – Australia Day / 1945 – Auschwitz liberated / Bald Eagle Day
Jan. 27 / 1888 – National Geographic Society founded / 1967 – Astronauts die in launch pad fire / Chocolate Cake Day
Jan. 28 / 1986 – Space shuttle Challenger explodes after lift-off / Blueberry Pancake Day
Jan. 29 / 1861 – Kansas enters the Union as a free state / 1936 – Baseball Hall of Fame elects first members / Puzzle Day
Jan. 30 / 1948 – Gandhi assassinated / 1933 – Adolph Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany / Escape Day
Jan. 31 / 1865 – 13th amendment passes abolishing slavery / 1950 – Truman announces development of the H-bomb / Backwards Day


February:
Feb. 1 / 1790 – First session of the U.S. Supreme Court / 2003 – Shuttle Columbia mission ends in disaster / Freedom Day
Feb. 2 / 1886 – First Groundhog Day / 1847 – First Donner Party Member dies. / Ground Hog Day
Feb. 3 / 1959 – The day the music died / 1966 – Lunik 9 soft-lands on lunar surface / 1998 – Marine jet severs ski-lift cable in Italy
Feb. 4 / 1789 – First U.S. president elected / 1938 – Disney releases Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs / 1974 – Patty Hearst is kidnapped 1983 – Singer, Karen Carpenter, dies of Anorexia / Stuffed Mushroom Day
Feb. 5 / 1631 – Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, arrives in America / 1934 – Baseball slugger, Hank Aaron, is born / 1989 – After ten year war, last Soviet troops leave Afghanistan / Weatherman’s Day
Feb. 6 / 1911 – Future president, Ronald Reagan, is born / 1917 – German sub sinks U.S. passenger ship / 1993 – Tennis great, Arthur Ashe, dies of AIDS. / Lame Duck Day
Feb. 7 / 1964 – Beatles arrive in New York City / 1979 – Angel of Death dies / 1984 – First human satellite / Send a Card to a Friend Day
Feb. 8 / 1587 – Mary Queen of Scots is beheaded / 1986 – 5′ 7′ Spud Webb wins dunk contest / Boy Scouts Day / Kite Flying Day
Feb. 9 / 1825 – Presidential election decided in the House / 1965 – U.S. sends first combat troops to Vietnam / 1971 – Satchel Paige nominated to baseball hall of fame – Toothache Day / Read in the Bathtub Day
Feb. 10 / 1846 – Mormons begin exodus to Utah / 1970 – Avalanche buries skiers in France / 1996 – Chess champion loses to a computer / Umbrella Day
Feb. 11 / 1805 – Sacagawea gives birth to Pompey / 1937 – GM signs first autoworkers’ contract / 1990 – Nelson Mandela released from prison / Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day / Make a Friend Day
Feb. 12 / 1809 – Abraham Lincoln is born / 1973 – Release of U.S. POWs begins / 2002 – Milosevic goes on trial for war crimes / Lost Penny Day
Feb. 13 / 1633 – Inquisition of Gallileo in Rome / 1861 – First Medal of Honor action / 1920 – Swiss neutrality recognized by League of Nations / Get a Different Name Day
Feb. 14 / 278 – St. Valentine beheaded / 1779 – Captain Cook killed in Hawaii / 1929 – Penicillin discovered / Valentine’s Day / Organ Donor Day
Feb. 15 / 1898 – The Maine explodes / 1903 – First Teddy Bear goes on sale / 1950 – Disney’s Cinderella opens / Gum Drop Day
Feb. 16 / 1804 – Most daring act of the age / 1848 – Chopin plays final Paris concert / 1923 – Tomb of King Tut is opened / Do a Grouch a Favor Day / Almond Day
Feb. 17 / 1801 – Deadlock ends over U.S. presidential election / 1820 – Senate passes Missouri compromise / 1972 – Beetle overtakes Model-T as world’s best selling car / Random Acts of Kindess Day
Feb. 18 / 1885 – Twain publishes Huckleberry Finn / 1930 – Pluto discovered / 2001 – Dale Earnhardt killed in crash / Battery Day
Feb. 19 / 1473 – Copernicus born / 1847 – Donner Party rescued / 1942 – FDR signs Japanese internment order / Chocolate Mint Day
Feb. 20 / 1792 – U.S. Postal Service created / 1962 – First American circles earth / 2003 – Rhode Island nightclub burns / Love your Pet Day / Cherry Pie Day
Feb. 21 / 1885 – Washington Monument is dedicated / 1948 – NASCAR founded / 1965 – Malcolm X assassinated / Sticky Bun Day
Feb. 22 / 1732 – George Washington born / 1819 – U.S acquires Spanish Florida / 1980 – U.S. Hockey team makes Miracle on Ice / World Thinking Day / Walking the Dog Day
Feb. 23 / 1923 – Guthrie writes “This Land is your Land” / 1945 – Marines raise flag on Iwo Jima / 1954 – Children receive first polio vaccine / Banana Bread Day / Play Tennis Day
Feb. 24 / 1803 – Marbury vs. Madison established judicial review / 1836 – Alamo defenders call for help / 1868 – President Andrew Johnson impeached / Tortilla Chip Day
Feb. 25 / 1938 – Drive-in movie theater debuts / 1984 – Explosion kills hundreds in Brazil / 1964 – Clay knocks out Liston / Chili Day / Chocolate Covered Nuts Day
Feb. 26 / 1919 – Grand Canyon National Park est. / 1949 – First non-stop global flight / 1993 – World Trade Towers bombed / Fairy Tales Day / Pistachio Day
Feb. 27 / 1827 – First Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans / 1936 – Shirley Temple receives $50,000 per film / 1964 – Leaning Tower needs help / Polar Bear Day / No Brainer Day
Feb. 28 / 1953 – Chemical structure of DNA discovered / 1987 – Gorbachev calls for nuclear weapons treaty / 1993 – Branch Davidian compound raided in Waco, Tx. / Floral Design Day / Public Sleeping Day
Feb. 29 / Lazy Day


March:
March 1 / 1872 – Yellowstone Park established / 1910 – Trains buried by avalanche / 1932 – Lindbergh baby kidnapped / Peanut Butter Day / Pig Day
March 2 / 1807 – Congress abolishes the African slave trade / 1904 – Dr. Seuss born / 1962 – Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points / Banana Creme Day / Old Stuff Day
March 3 / 1887 – Hellen Keller meets her miracle worker / 1974 – Faulty door dooms plane / 1863 – Congress passes Civil War conscription act / I Want You to Be Happy Day
March 4 / 1789 – Government under the U.S. constitution begins / 1933 – FDR inaugurated / 2005 – Martha Stewart is released from prison / Hug a G.I. Day / Pound Cake Day
March 5 / 1770 – Boston Massacre / 1946 – Churchill delivers Iron Curtain speech / 1963 – Hula Hoop patented / Cheese Doodle Day / Multiple Personality Day
March 6 / 1475 – Michelangelo born / 1899 – Bayer patents aspirin / 1857 – Supreme Court rules in Dred Scott case / Dentist Day / Frozen Food Day
March 7 / 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone / 1938 – Janet Guthrie, first female Indy 500 driver, born / 1972 – Jets engage in aerial combat / Alexander Graham Bell Day / National Cereal Day
March 8 / 1669 – Mt. Etna erupts / 1957 – Egypt opens Suez Canal / 1917 – February Revolution begins in Russia / Be a Jerk Day
March 9 / 1916 – Pancho Villa raids U.S. / 1945 – Firebombing of Tokyo / 1959- Barbie makes her debut / Panic Day
March 10 / 1876 – Speech transmitted by telephone / 1906 – Mine explosion kills 1,060 in France / 1959 – Rebellion in Tibet / Blueberry Muffin Day
March 11 / 1818 – Frankenstein published / 1989 – COPS makes TV debut / 1918 – First cases of deadly flu epidemic are reported 1820 / Middle Name Pride Day / Worship of Tools Day
March 12 / 1888 – Blizzard of 1888 / 1930 – Ghandi leads civil disobedience / 1947 – Truman Doctrine is announced / Girl Scouts Day / Alfred Hitchcock Day / Plant a Flower Day
March 13 / 1781 – Hershel discovers Uranus / 1942 – U.S. Army launches K-9 corps / 1969 – “The Love Bug” opens in theaters / Earmuff Day / Jewel Day
March 14 / 1879 – Albert Einstein is born / 1950 – The FBI debuts “Ten Most Wanted” / Pi Day / Potato Chip Day
March 15 / 44 B.C. – The Ides of March / 1820 – Maine enters the Union / 1965 – Johnson calls for equal voting rights / Everything you Think is Wrong Day
March. 16 / 1751 – Father of the Constitution is born / 1802 – U.S. Military Academy is established / 1926 – First liquid-fueled rocket / Freedom of Information Day
March. 17 / 1762 – First St. Patrick’s Day parade / 1776 – British evacuate Boston / 1804 – Jim Bridger is born / St. Patricks Day
March. 18 / 1766 – Parliament repeals the Stamp Act / 1999 – Three women are murdered in Yosemite / Supreme Sacrifice Day
March 19 / 1916 – First U.S. air combat mission begins / 1931 – Nevada legalizes gambling / 2003 – War in Iraq begins / Poultry Day
March 20 / 1345 – Black Death is created, allegedly / 1854 – Republican Party founded / 1995 – Tokyo subways attacked with Sarin gas / Extraterrestrial Abduction Day / Ravioli Day
March 21 / 1871 – Stanley begins search for Livingston / 1963 – Alcatraz closes its doors / 1980 – Carter tells U.S. athletes of Olympic boycott / French Bread Day / Single Parents Day
March 22 / 1894 – First Stanley Cup championship played / 1972 – Equal Rights Amendment passed / 1983 – Origin of the Hummer / Goof-Off Day / World Water Day
March 23 / 1839 – OK enters national vernacular / 1913 – Tornadoes devastate Nebraska / 2011 – Hollywood icon, Elizabeth Taylor, dies / Chips and Dip Day / Puppy Day
March 24 / 1958 – Elvis Presley inducted into the U.S. army / 1989 – Exxon Valdez runs aground / Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
March 25 / 1879 – Cheyenne Chief Little Wolf surrenders / 1911 – Triangle Shirtwaist fire in New York City / 1932 – Scottsboro verdict announced /International Waffle Day
March 26 / 1953 – Salk announces polio vaccine / 1872 – Deadly earthquake hits California / 1979 – Israel-Egyptian agreement signed /Make Up Your Own Holiday Day / Spinach Festival Day
March 27 / 1905 – Fingerprint evidence is used to solve a British murder case /1939 – March Madness is born / 1977 – Jumbo jets collide at Canary Islands airport / Country Music Day
March 28 / 1969 – Eisenhower dies / 1979 – Nuclear accident at Three Mile Island / 1984 – Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis / Something on a Stick Day
March 29 / 1951 – Rosenberg convicted of espionage / 1929 – Telephone installed in the Oval Office / 1973 – Last U.S. troops depart Vietnam / Mom and Pop Business Owner Day
March 30 / 1867 – Seward’s folly / 1981 – President Reagan is shot / Doctors Day / I Am In Control Day / Take a Walk in the Park Day
March 31 / 1889 – Eiffel Tower opens / 1973 – Mississippi River reaches peak flood level / 1995 – Longest Strike in Major League Baseball ends / Eiffel Tower Day


April:
April 1 / 1789 – First U.S. House of Representatives elects Speaker / 1946 – Alaskan earthquake triggers massive tsunami / 1970 – Legislation banning cigarette ads is introduced / April Fools Day / National One Cent Day
April 2 / 1513 – Ponce de Leon discovers Florida / 1805 – Hans Christian Anderson is born / 1875 – Automaker Walter Chrysler born / Children’s Book Day / Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
April 3 / 1860 – Pony Express debuts / 1936 – Bruno Hauptmann is executed /1948 – Truman signs Marshall Plan / 1996 – Unabomber arrested / Pillow Fight Day
April 4 / 1949 – NATO Pact is signed / 1960 – Ben-Hur wins 11 Academy Awards / 1968 – Dr. King is assassinated / Cordon Bleu Day / Tell a Lie Day
April 5 / 1614 – Pocahontas marries John Rolfe / 1951 – Rosenbergs sentenced to die for espionage / 1984 – Abdul-Jabbar breaks NBA points record / Read a Map Day / School Librarian Day
April 6 / 1896 – First modern Olympic Games is held / 1909 – Peary’s expedition reaches North Pole / 1917 – America enters World War I / Popcorn Day / Sorry Charlie Day
April 7 / 1770 – Poet William Wordsworth is born / 1776 – U.S. Navy captures first British warship / 1994 – The Rwandan genocide / No Housework Day
April 8 / 563 BC – Buddhists celebrate birth of Gautama Buddha / 1974 – Hank Aaron sets new home run record / 1979 – Waltrip beats Petty in last-lap thriller. / Draw a Picture of a Bird Day / Buddha’s Birthday / Easter Day
April 9 / 1865 – Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders / 1940 – Germany invades Norway / 1959 – First astronauts introduced / Cherish an Antique Day / Name Yourself Day
April 10 / 1866 – Humane Society is founded / 1942 – Bataan Death March Begins / 1963 – Atomic submarine sinks in the Atlantic / Golfer’s Day / Siblings Day
April 11 / 1814 – Napolean exiled to Elba / 1945 – U.S. army liberates Buchenwald concentration camp / 1970 – Apollo 13 launched to the moon /Cheese Fondue Day / Eight Track Tape Day
April 12 / 1633 – Gallileo is convicted of heresy / 1861 – The Civil War begins / 1961 – First man in space / Big Wind Day / Look Up at the Sky Day
April 13 / 1742 – Handel’s Messiah premiers / 1861 – Fort Sumter surrenders / 1970 – Apollo 13 oxygen tank blows up / 1997 – Tiger Woods wins first Masters /Peach Cobbler Day / Scrabble Day
April 14 / 1865 – President Lincoln is shot / 1912 – Titanic hits iceberg / 1918 – U.S. fliers in first dogfight over the western front / Pecan Day / Reach as High as you Can Day
April 15 / 1865 – President Lincoln pronounced dead / 1912 – Titanic sinks / 1947 – Jackie Robinson breaks baseball’s color barrier / Rubber Eraser Day
April 16 / 1889 – Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin is born / 1940 – Bob Feller throws no-hitter / 1947 – Texas City explodes / Stress Awareness Day
April 17 / 1790 – Benjamin Franklin dies / 1815 – Volcanic eruption kills 80,000 / 1964 – Ford Mustang debuts / 1970 – Apollo 13 returns to earth / Blah, Blah, Blah Day / Cheese Ball Day
April 18 / 1775 – Paul Revere’s Ride / 1906 – The Great San Francisco Earthquake / 1942 – Dolittle leads raid on Tokyo / 1945 – Journalist Ernie Pyle is killed in combat
April 19 / 1775 – American Revolution begins / 1897 – First Boston Marathon is held / 1995 – Truck bomb explodes in Oklahoma City / Garlic Day
April 20 / 1871 – Klu Klux Act is passed / 1999 – Massacre at Columbine High School / 2008 – Danica Patrick first woman to win Indy 500 / Look Alike Day
April 21 / 753 – Rome founded / 1930 – Prisoners left to burn in Ohio fire / 1989 – Chinese students begin protests at Tiananmen Square / Kindergarten Day
April 22 / 1889 – Oklahoma land rush begins / 1915 – Germans introduce poison gas / First Earth Day / Girl Scout Leader Day
April 23 / 1564 – William Shakespeare is born / 1954 – Hank Aaron hits first home run of MLB career / 1975 – America announces that Vietnam War is finished / Picnic Day / Take A Chance Day
April 24 / 1800 – Library of congress is established / 1945 – President Truman is briefed on Manhattan Project / 1980 – Hostage rescue mission ends in disaster / PIgs in a Blanket Day
April 25 / 1719 – Robinson Crusoe is published / 1859 – Ground broken for the Suez Canal / 1990 – Hubble Telescope place in orbit / Plumbers Day / World Penguin Day
April 26 / 1865 – Lincoln assassin, John Wilkes Booth, dies / 1954 – Polio vaccine trials begin / 1986 – Nuclear disaster at Chernobyl / Hug an Australian Day / Richter Scale Day
April 27 / 1521 – Magellan killed in the Philippines / 1773 – Parliament passes the Tea Act / 1865 – Tragedy on the Mississippi / Morse Code Day / Tell a Story Day / Arbor Day
April 28 / 1789 – Mutiny on the Bounty / 1945 – Benito Mussolini is executed / 1995 – Gas pipe explodes in South Korea
April 29 / 1945 – Dachau concentration camp liberated / 1991 – Cyclone kills 135,00 in Bangladesh / 2011 – Britain’s Prince William weds Kate Middleton / Zipper Day
April 30 / 1803 – Louisiana Purchase / 1945 – Hitler commits suicide / 1975 – South Vietnam surrenders / Hairstyle Appreciation Day / Honesty Day


May:
May 1 / 1926 – Ford factory workers get 40 hr. work week / 1931 – Empire State Building dedicated / 1991 – Ricky Henderson breaks stolen base record / May Day / Mother Goose Day
May 2 / 1933 – Loch Ness Monster sighted / 1939 – New York Yankee, Lou Gehrig ends streak / 2011 – Osama Bin Laden killed by U.S. forces / Truffle Day / Scurvy Awareness Day
May 3 / 1946 – Japanese War Trials begin / 1952 – Fletcher lands on the North Pole / 1980 – MADD founder’s daughter killed by drunk driver / Lumpy Rug Day / World Press Freedom Day
May 4 / 1776 – Rhode Island declares independence / 1970 – National Guard kills four at Kent State / 1994 – Rabin and Arafat sign accord for Palestinian self rule / International Fire Fighters Day /
May 5 / 1821 – Napoleon dies in exile / 1877 – Sitting Bull leads his people into Canada / 1905 – Cy Young throws perfect game / 1961 – First American in Space / Cinco de Mayo Day / Oyster Day
May 6 / 1937 – Hindenburg explodes in New Jersey / 1954 – Roger Bannister breaks four minute mile / 1994 – English Channel Chunnel opens / Tourist Appreciation Day / No Diet Day
May 7 / 1763 – Pontiac’s rebellion begins / 1902 – Volcanic eruption buries Caribbean city / 1915 – German submarine sinks Lusitania
May 8 / 1541 – DeSoto reaches the Mississippi / 1945 – V-E Day is celebrated in America and Britain / 2010 – Betty White becomes oldest Saturday Night Live host / Coconut Cream Pie Day / World Red Cross Day
May 9 / 1671 – Captain Blood steals crown jewels / 1914 – First Mother’s Day Holiday / 2001 – Soccer fans trampled in Ghana / Butterscotch Brownie Day / Lost Sock Memorial Day
May 10 / 1869 – Transcontinental railroad completed / 1877 – First telephone installed in the White House / 1996 – Death on Mt. Everest / Clean Up Your Room Day / Shrimp Day
May 11 / 1858 – Minnesota enters the Union / 1987 – Butcher of Lyon on trial / 1997 – Deep Blue supercomputer beats Grand Master Chess Champion / Twilight Zone Day
May 12 / 1932 – Body of Lindbergh baby found / 1957 – Race care driver A.J. Foyt gets first pro victory / 1963 – Bob Dylan walks out on the Ed Sullivan Show / International Nurses Day / Limerick Day
May 13 / 1607 – Jamestown founded / 1973 – First battle of the sexes / 1981 – Pope John Paul II is shot / Frog Jumping Day / Leprechaun Day
May 14 / 1804 – Lewis and Clark depart / 1948 – State if Israel proclaimed / 1955 – Warsaw Pact is formed / Buttermilk Biscuit Day / Dance Like a Chicken Day
May 15 / 1896 – Tornado decimates Texas town / 1963 – The flight of Faith 7 / 1988 – Soviets began withdrawing from Afghanistan / Police Officers Memorial Day / Straw Hat Day
May 16 / 1929 – First Academy Awards dinner / 1975 – First woman scales Mt. Everest / 1980 – Rookie Magic Johnson plays center, wins championship / Love a Tree Day / Wear Purple for Peace Day
May 17 / 1954 – Brown vs. Board of Education is decided / 1970 – Heyerdahl sails papyrus boat / 1973 – Televised Watergate Hearing begins / Cherry Cobbler Day / Pack Rat Day
May 18 / 1860 – Lincoln nominated for presidency / 1974 – India joins the nuclear club / 1980 – Mt. St. Helens erupts / No Dirty Dishes Day / Visit your Relatives Day
May 19 / 1588 – Spanish Armada sets sail / 1943 – Churchill and FDR plot D-Day / 1836 – Cynthia Ann Parker is kidnapped / Boys and Girls Club Day / Devil’s Food Cake Day
May 20 / 1873 – Levi Strauss patents copper-riveted jeans / 1956 – U.S. drops hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll / 1862 – The Homestead Act / Be a Millionaire Day / Pick Strawberries Day
May 21 / 1881 – American Red Cross founded / 1901 – First speed limit on automobiles enacted / 1927 – Lindbergh lands in Paris, completing the first transatlantic flight / Memo Day / Waitresses and Waiters Day
May 22 / 1455 – War of the Roses / 1843 – Thousands of pioneers head west on the Oregon Trail / 1856 – Southern congressman attacks Northern Senator in the halls of congress / Buy a Musical Instrument Day / Vanilla Pudding Day
May 23 / 1701 – Captain Kidd walks the plank / 1934 – Police kill famous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde / 1960 – Tsunami hits Hawaii / Lucky Penny Day / World Turtle Day
May 24 / 1543 – Copernicus, father of modern astronomy, dies / 1883 – Brooklyn Bridge opens / 1964 – Riot erupts at a soccer match / 1935 – MLB holds first night game / Escargot Day
May 25 / 1787 – Constitutional Convention convenes / 1935 – Babe Ruth hits last home run / 1977 – Star Wars released / 1979 – Worst air crash in U.S. history /Greek Pride Day / Tap Dance Day
May 26 / 1927 – Last day of Ford Model T Production / 1959 – Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, but loses the game / 1864 – Montana Territory created / Blueberry Cheesecake Day / Sally Ride Day
May 27 / 1703 – St. Petersburg founded by Peter the Great / 1937 – Golden Gate Bridge is opened / 1941 – Bismark sunk by Royal Navy / Popsicle Day / Sunscreen Day
May 28 / 1937 – Volkswagen is founded / 1965 – Mine explosion kills hundreds in India / 1987 – Mattias Rust lands plane in Red Square / Hamburger Day
May 29 / 1848 – Wisconsin enters the Union / 1914 – Ships crash in heavy fog / 1953 – Hillary and Tenzing reach Mt. Everest summit / End of the Middle Ages Day
May 30 / 1431 – Joan of Arc martyred / 1911 – First Indianapolis is held / 1971 – Mariner 9 departs for Mars / My Buckets Got a Hole in it Day / Water a Flower Day
May 31 / 1831 – Big Ben goes into operation / 1889 – The Johnstown Flood / 1962 – Architect of the Holocaust hanged in Israel / Save Your Hearing Day / Speak in Complete Sentences Day / World No Tobacco Day


June:
June 1 / 1770 – Benedict Arnold is court-martialed / 1926 – Marilyn Monroe born / 1980 – CNN launched / Flip a Coin Day / Go Barefoot Day
June 2 / 1865 – American Civil War ends / 1921 – Flash floods ravage Colorado / 1935 – Babe Ruth retires / 1997 – McVeigh convicted for Oklahoma City bombing / I Love My Dentist Day / Bubba Day / Rocky Road Day
June 3 / 1864 – Union disaster at Cold Harbor / 1965 – An American walks in space / 1989 – Crackdown at Tiananmen Square begins / Egg Day / Repeat Day
June 4 / 1876 – Express train crosses the USA in 83 hours / 1940 – Dunkirk evacuation begins / 1942 – Battle of Midway begins / Hug Your Cat Day / Old Maid Day
June 5 / 1933 – FDR takes United States of the gold standard / 1967 – Six Year War begins / 1968 – Bobby Kennedy is assassinated / Gingerbread Day / World Environment Day
June 6 / 1944 – D-Day, Allied Forces invade France / 1933 – First drive-in movie theater opens / 1981 – Train avoids cow, but kills 600 / Gardening Exercise Day / Yo-Yo Day
June 7 / 1866 – Chief Seattle dies near the city named for him / 1893 – Ghandi’s first act of civil disobedience / 1913 – First successful ascent of Mt. McKinley / Daniel Boone Day / Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 8 / 1948 – First Porsche completed / 1968 – King assassination suspected arrested / 1949 – FBI report names Hollywood figures as communists / Best Friends Day / Name Your Poison Day
June 9 / 1534 – Cartier discovers the St. Lawrence River / 1856 – Mormon handcart pioneers depart for St. Lake City / 1973 – Secretariat wins Triple Crown / Strawberry Rhubarb Day
June 10 / 1692 – First Salem witch hanging / 1752 – Franklin flies kite during thunderstorm / 1935 – Alcoholics Anonymous founded / Herb and Spice Day / Iced Tea Day
June 11 / 1950 – Ben Hogan wins courageous U.S. Open comeback / 1962- Alcatraz proves escapable for three men / 1955 – Tragedy at Le Mans /Corn on the Cob Day / King Kamehameah Day
June 12 / 1862 – J.E.B Stuart rides around the Union Army / 1942 – Anne Frank receives a diary / 1987 – Reagan challenges Gorbachev / Machine Day / Red Rose Day
June 13 / 323 – Alexander the Great dies / 1381 – Peasant army marches in to London / 1966 – Miranda rights are established / 1983 – Pioneer 10 departs solar system / Kitchen Klutzes of America Day / Peanut Butter Cookie Day
June 14 / 1777 – Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes / 1789 – Bounty mutiny survivors reach Timor / 1811 – Harriet Beecher Stowe is born / 1940 – German troops enter Paris / Flag Day / Pop Goes the Weasel Day
June 15 / 1215 – Magna Carta sealed / 1775 – Washington assigned to lead the Continental Army / 1846 – U.S. – Canadian border established / 1904 – River excursion ends in tragedy / Lobster Day / Smile Day
June 16 / 1884 – First roller coaster in America opens / 1858 – Lincoln warns that America is becoming a “house divided” / 1963 – First woman in space / Fudge Day
June 17 / 1775 – Battle of Bunker Hill / 1885 – Statue of Liberty arrives in America / 1994 – O.J. Simpson police chase / Eat Your Vegetables Day / Fathers Day
June 18 / 1812 – War of 1812 begins / 1815 – Napoleon defeated at Waterloo / 1984 – Radio talk-show host gunned down for controversial views / Picnic Day
June 19 / 1953 – Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed / 1905 – First Nickelodeon opens / 1972 – Curt Flood free agent baseball player case decided / Juneteenth Day / Sauntering Day
June 20 / 1941 – Ford signs first contract with autoworker’s union / 1975- Movie “Jaws” is released / 1977 – Oil flows in Alaska / Ice Cream Day / Vanilla Milkshake Day
June 21 / 1788 – U.S. Constitution ratified / 1970 – Pele leads Brazil over Italy / 1982 – Hinckley found not guilty by reason of insanity / Cuckoo Day / Go Skateboarding Day
June 22 / 1611 – Hudson set adrift by mutineers / 1944 – FDR signs of GI bill / 1986 – Hand of God helps out Maradona / Chocolate Eclair Day / Onion Rings Day
June 23 / 1902 – “Mercedes” registered as a brand name / 1972 – Title IX law enacted to provide equality to female athletes 1989 – Movie Batman is released / Pink Day / Typewriting Day
June 24 / 1948 – Soviets blockade West Berlin / 1966 – Senate passes Auto Safety legislation / 1997 – U.S. Air Force reports on Roswell / Museum Comes to Life Day / Swim a Lap Day
June 25 / 1876 – Indians defeat Custer at Little Big Horn / 1950 – Korean War begins / 2009 – King of Pop, “Michael Jackson” dies / Catfish Day
June 26 / 1541 – Conqueror of the Incas assassinated / 1807 – Lightening strikes in Luxembourg / 1948 – U.S. begins Berlin airlift / Beauticians Day / Chocolate Pudding Day
June 27 / 1844 – Mormon leader killed by mob / 1922 – First Newbery Medal for children’s literature / 1976 – Ebola virus outbreak in Sudan / Orange Blossom Day / Sunglasses Day
June 28 / 1914 – Archduke Ferdinand assassinated / 1922 – Two big quakes rock California / 1953 – First Corvette assembled in Flint, Michigan / Paul Bunyan Day
June 29 / 1613 – Globe Theater burns down / 1972 – U.S. Supreme Court strikes down death penalty / 1995 – U.S. space shuttle docks with Russian space station / Camera Day / Waffle Iron Day
June 30 / 1520 – Spanish retreat from Aztec capital / 1859 – Daredevil crosses Niagara Falls / 1934 – Night of the Long Knives / 1971 – Soviet cosmonauts perish in reentry disaster / Meteor Day


July:
July 1 / International Joke Day / 1863- The Battle of Gettysburg begins / [Danger]
July 2 / 1900 – The First Zeppelin flew. / 1964 – President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act / 1992 – Chevrolet builds one millionth Corvette.
July 3 / The beginning of the Dog Days of Summer / 1775 – Washington takes control of the Continental Army / [Haircuts]
July 4 / Independence Day / 1826 – Death of the Founding Fathers / 1997 – Pathfinder lands on Mars.
July 5 / Caribbean Day / 1946 – Bikinis are introduced. / 1996 – First successful cloning of a mammal.
July 6 / First picture postcard made on this day. / 1942 – Frank family takes refuge. / 1933 – Major League Baseball’s first all-star game is held.
July 7 / Macaroni Day / 1930 – Building of Hoover Dam begins. / [Teammates]
July 8 / Video Game Day / 1835- The Liberty Bell cracked / 1951 – Paris, France celebrates 2,000 birthday
July 9 / National Sugar Cookie Day / 1941 – Germany’s “Enigma” secret code broken / [Privacy]
July 10 / 1916 – Caldecott Winning illustrator Martin Provenson born. / 1962 – Patent for 3 point seatbelt is issued. / [The Zoo]
July 11 / Cheer up the Lonely Day / 1899 – Author of Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White was born. / [Spoiled Food]
July 12 / Paper Bag Day / 1957 – Direct link between smoking and lung cancer discovered. / 1862 – Medal of Honor created by Abraham Lincoln / [The Mall]
July 13 / National French Fries Day / 1930 – First World Cup Soccer Championship. /[Death]
July 14 / National Picnic Month / 1968 – Hank Aaron hits 500th homer. / 1995 – A revolutionary new music technology is called “MP3”
July 15 / 1954 – First Boeing 707 flew. / 1903 – Ford Motor Company takes its first order. / 1988 – Die Hard debuts making Bruce Willis a star
July 16 / 1969 – Apollo lifted off for its voyage to the moon. / 1945 – Atom bomb successfully tested. / [Diets]
July 17 / 1955 – Disney Land opened. / [Cold Remedies]
July 18 / National Ice Cream Month / [Kindness]
July 19 / 1916 – Eve Merriam, poet, playwright and teacher was born. / 1799 – Rosetta Stone found. / [Romance]
July 20 / 1969 – Moon Day (the day man first landed on the moon) / [Public Restrooms]
July 21 / National Junk Food Day / 2007 – Final Harry Potter book released. /[Growing Up]
July 22 / Pied Piper of Hamelin Day / [Debt]
July 23 / Birthday of Robert Quackenbush, author and illustrator of more than 200 books for young readers. / [Picnic]
July 24 / Amelia Earhart day. / 1847 – Mormons settle Salt Lake Valley / [Letter Writing]
July 25 / National Recreational Month / [Fitness]
July 26 / On this day, Sesame Street character, Bert, was introduced. / 1775 – U.S. Postal System established / / [Museums]
July 27 / 1913 – Scott Corbett, children’s books author, was born / 2003 – Bob Hope, comedian, dies at 100 / [Rejection]
July 28 / First fingerprint taken on this day. / [Shakespeare]
July 29 / National Lasagna Day / 1958 – NASA created / 1981 – Prince Charles marries Lady Diana. / 1776 – Escalante and Dominquez begin expedition. / [Baseball Glove]
July 30 / National Cheesecake Day / [T.V. Remote]
July 31 / 1790 – First U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins / 1965 – Author of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, is born / [Dr.’s Office]


August:
Aug. 1 / 1981 – MTV launches / 1774 – Joseph Priestly discovers oxygen /American Adventures Month
Aug. 2 / 1776 – Declaration of Independence signed / Ice Cream Sandwich Day
Aug. 3 / 1492 – Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain / 1958 – Nautilus submarine travels underneath North Pole / Watermelon Day
Aug. 4 / 1873 – Battle of Little Bighorn / 1790 – U.S. Coast Guard established / 1901- musician Louis Armstrong born / 1944 – Anne Frank captured
Aug. 5 / 1914 – First electric traffic signal installed / 1861 – Lincoln imposes first federal income tax / 1930 – astronaut Neil Armstrong born / Work Like a Dog Day
Aug. 6 / 1945 – First atomic bomb dropped / 1928 – Pop Artist Andy Warhol born /1911 – Lucille Ball born / Root Beer Float Day
Aug. 7 / 1947 – Wood raft makes 4,300 mile voyage / 1899 – Refrigerator patented / International Forgiveness Day / Sisters Day
Aug. 8 / 1944 – Smokey the Bear was “born”/ 1876 – First copy machine patented / 1974 – President Nixon resigns / Dollar Day / Zucchini Day
Aug. 9 / 1874 – Herbert Hoover, 31st U.S. president born / 1936 – Owens wins 4th gold medal / Book Lover’s Day
Aug. 10 / 1981 – Baseball great, Pete Rose sets “hits” record / 1821 – New state west of the Mississippi / Lazy Day / S’mores Day /
Aug. 11 / 1981 – IBM announced “PC” computer / 1965 – Watts Riots begin / Play in the Sand Day
Aug. 12 / 1990 – Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton discovered / 1964 – Great Train Robber escapes / Middle Child’s Day
Aug. 13 / 1860 – Annie Oakley born / 1961 – Berlin is divided / Left-Hander’s Day /Garage Sale Day
Aug. 14 / 2003 – Blackout hits northeast U.S. / 1776 – Stamp Act Remembered /1935 – President FDR signs social security act
Aug. 15 / 1899 – Henry Ford quits job to start auto company / 1914 – Panama Canal opens / Relaxation Day / Failures Day
Aug. 16 / 1920 – First and only “pitched ball” death in MLB / 1977 – Elvis Presley dies / 1958 – Madonna born / Joke Day
Aug. 17 / 1786 – Davy Crockett born / 1978 – First manned balloon crosses theAtlantic / 1933 – Lou Gehrig sets record for consecutive Major League baseball games played / Thrift Shop Day
Aug. 18 / 1590 – Roanoke colony deserted / 1944 – author Paula Danziger born /1934 – Baseball great Roberto Clemente born / Bad Poetry Day
Aug. 19 / 1909 – First race held at Indianapolis Speedway / 1946 – Bill Clinton, 42nd U.S. President born / 1934 – Adolph Hitler becomes president of Germany / Potato Day
Aug. 20 / 1741 – Alaska discovered by Vitus Bering / 1920 – Professional football is born / Radio Day
Aug. 21 / 1959 – Hawaii annexed to the United States / 1858 – First Lincoln-Douglas debate held / Senior Citizen Day
Aug. 22 / 1864 – International Red Cross founded / 1950 – Althea Gibson becomes first African-American on U.S. Tennis Tour. / Be an Angel Day / Tooth Fairy Day
Aug. 23 / 2000 – First “Survivor” finale airs / 1989 – Pete Rose gets booted from baseball for betting on the sport / 1814 – Dolly Madison saves portrait from the British / Sponge Cake Day
Aug. 24 / 79 – Mt. Vesuvius erupts / 1814 – British troops capture and burn Washington / 1932 – Amelia Earhart flew across the U.S. / Knife Day
Aug. 25 / 1835 – The Great Moon Hoax / 1916 – National Park Service established /1939 – The Wizard of Oz debuts / Banana Split Day
Aug. 26 / 1939 – First televised major league baseball game / Dog Day / Women Equality Day
Aug. 27 / 1883 – Krakatau explodes / 1910 – Mother Teresa was born / 2007 – NFL star, Michael Vick, pleads guilty in dog fighting case / Just Because Day / Petroleum Day
Aug. 28 / 1869 – Three leave Powell’s Grand Canyon expedition / 1963 – Martin Luther King delivered his “I have a Dream” speech / 1996 – Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce / Cherry Turnover Day
Aug. 29 / 1949 – Soviets explode atom bomb / 1958 – Michael Jackson is born / 1934 – The first Boy scout camp opened / 2004 – Marathoner assaulted at the Olympics / Lemon Juice Day
Aug. 30 / 30 B.C. – Cleopatra commits suicide / Toasted Marshmallow Day / Frankenstein Day
Aug. 31 / 1955 – First solar powered car / 1897 – Edison patents the Kinetograph (movie camera) / Eat Outside Day


September:
Sept. 1 / 1985 – Wreckage of the Titanic found / 1998 – Airbags in cars made mandatory / 1939 – Germany invades Poland / No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day
Sept. 2 / 1789 – Congress founds U.S. Treasury / 1945 – Japan surrenders / 1969 – First ATM opens / Skyscraper Day
Sept. 3 / 1783 – Treaty of Paris is signed / 2004 – Russian school siege ends in blood bath /
Sept. 4 / 1596 – Tsunami pounds Japanese islands / 1886 – Geronimo surrenders /2002 – Kelly Clarkson wins first American Idol / Extra Dessert Day / Newspaper Carrier Day
Sept. 5 / 1972 – Terrorists take Israeli hostages at the Olympics / 1969 – Calley charged in My Lai Massacre / Be Late for Something Day / Cheese Pizza Day
Sept. 6 / 1552 – Magellan circumnavigates the globe / 1844 – John C. Fremont reaches Great Salt Lake / 1997 – 2.5 billion people watch Princess Diana’s funeral /Read a Book Day
Sept. 7 / 1776 – World’s first submarine attack / 1813 – U.S. nicknamed “Uncle Sam” / 1936 – Music artist Buddy Holly is born / Acorn Squash Day
Sept. 8 / 1664 – New Amsterdam becomes New York / 1974 – President Ford pardons former President Nixon / 1986 – Oprah goes national / Literacy Day
Sept. 9 / 1919 – Boston police department goes on strike / 1965 – Koufax pitches perfect game / 1971 – Riot at Attica prison / Teddy Bear Day
Sept. 10 / 1897 – First drunk driving arrest / 1962 – Rod Laver wins tennis grand slam / Sewing Machine Day / T.V. Dinner Day
Sept. 11 / 2001 – Attack on America / Make Your Bed Day / Grandparent Day
Sept. 12 / 1940 – Lascaux cave paintings discovered / 1974 – Violence in Boston over racial busing / 1993 – First floating bridge opens in Seattle / Chocolate Milkshake Day
Sept. 13 / 1814 – Francis Scott Key pens the Star Spangled Banner / 2004 – Oprah gives away 300 cars / 1936 – MLB pitcher, Bob Feller, strikes out 17 at age 17 / Fortune Cookie Day / Peanut Day / Positive Thinking Day / Snack a Pickle Day
Sept. 14 / 1914 – Make Way for Ducklings author, Robert McCloskey, is born / 1964- Steinbeck wins Medal of Freedom / Cream Filled Donut Day
Sept. 15 / 1958 – Train plunges off bridge / 1964 – Four black school girls killed in Alabama 1978 – Muhammed Ali wins heavyweight boxing title / Make a Hat Day
Sept. 16 / 1620 – Mayflower departs England / 1893 – Settlers race to claim land /1932 – Ghandi begins fast in protest of caste separation / 1940 – U.S. imposes military draft / Mexican Independence Day / Play Doh Day / Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
Sept. 17 / 1787 – U.S. constitution signed / 1862 – Civil War battle of Antietam / 1976 – Space Shuttle unveiled / 1981 – Fernandomania / Constitution Day
Sept. 18 / 1793 – Capitol cornerstone is laid / 1973 – Future U.S. president files UFO sighting / 1975 – Patty Hearst captured / Cheeseburger Day / Rice Krispies Treats Day
Sept. 19 / 1957 – Nevada is site of first underground nuclear explosion / 1959 – Russian premier barred from visiting Disneyland / 1893 – New Zealand first in women’s vote / Butter Scotch Pudding Day / Talk Like a Pirate Day
Sept. 20 / 1777 – Redcoats kill sleeping Americans / 1963 – Kennedy proposes mission to the moon / 1973 – Battle of the Sexes on the tennis courts / Punch Day
Sept. 21 / 1780 – Benedict Arnold commits treason / 1792 – Monarch abolished in France / 1942 – The Superfortress takes flight / International Peace Day / World Gratitude Day
Sept. 22 / 1776 – Patriot executed for spying / 1862 – Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation / 1994 – TV show “Friends” debuts / Elephant Appreciation Day / Hobbit Day / Ice Cream Cone Day
Sept. 23 / 1806 – Explorers Lewis and Clark return / 1846 – Planet Neptune discovered / 1908 – Cubs win pennant on controversial call / 1933 – Oil Geologists arrive in Saudi Arabia / Checkers Day
Sept. 24 / 622 – Muhammed completes Hegira / 1789 – First Supreme Court /1941 – Japan begins planning for Pearl Harbor attack / 1988 – Temporary Olympic gold for Ben Johnson / Cherries Jubilee Day
Sept. 25 / 1957 – Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas is integrated / 1965 – 59 year old Satchel Paige pitches 3 innings of MLB game / 1981 – First female Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor / Comic Book Day / One Hit Wonder Day
Sept. 26 / 1945 – First American soldier killed in Vietnam / 1971 – Baltimore Orioles boast four 20 game winning pictures / 1996 – Shannon Lucid returns to earth from record setting stay in space / Johnny Appleseed Day / Pancake Day
Sept. 27 / 1938 – President Roosevelt appeals to Hitler for peace / 1940 – Germany, Italy and Japan sign Tripartite pact / Ancestor Appreciation Day / Thank You Day
Sept. 28 / 1781 – Battle of Yorktown begins / 1918 – Flu epidemic hits U.S. / 1941 – MLB star, Ted Williams becomes last player to hit .400 / Ask a Stupid Question Day / Strawberry Cream Pie Day
Sept. 29 / 1913 – Inventor Rudolph Diesel vanishes / 1982 – The Tylenol Murders / 1988 – American woman climbs Everest / Confucius Day
Sept. 30 / 1868 – First volume of Little Women is published / 1889 – Wyoming is first state to give women the right to vote / Chewing Gum Day


Oktober:
Oct. 1 / 1908 – Ford unveils the Model-T / 1890 – Yosemite National Park established / 1961 – Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth’s home run record /Homemade Cookie Day / Adopt a Dog Month / Vegetarian Day
Oct. 2 / 1919 – President Wilson suffers massive stroke / 1968 – Gibson strikes out 17 in World Series / Custodial Worker Day / Name Your Car Day
Oct. 3 / 1951 – The shot heard ’round the world / 1990 – East and West Germany unite after 45 years / 1995 – O.J. Simpson acquitted of murder / Virus Appreciation Day / Techie’s Day
Oct. 4 / 1927 – Work on Mt. Rushmore begins / 1957 – Russian satellite Sputnik launched / 1992 – Plane crashes into an apartment building / Toot Your Flute Day / Taco Day
Oct. 5 / 1947 – First presidential speech made on T.V. / 1974 – American finishes walk around the world / 1930 – Blimp crashes in France / Do Something Nice Day / World Teachers Day
Oct. 6 / 1866 – First train robbery / 1973 – Yom Kippur War / 1961 – President Kennedy urges Americans to build bomb shelters. / Mad Hatter Day / Octoberfest Day / Noodle Day
Oct. 7 / 1871 – Massive fire burns in Wisconsin / 1913 – Ford begins moving assembly line / 1984 – Walter Peyton sets NFL rushing record / Bathtub Day / Frappe Day
Oct. 8 / 1919 – First transcontinental air race / 1956 – Don Larsen pitches perfect World Series game / Touch Tag Day / Children’s Day
Oct. 9 / 1963 – Landslide kills thousands in Italy / 1992 – Meteorite crashes into a parked Chevy Malibu / Curious Events Day / Fire Prevention Day / Moldy Cheese Day
Oct. 10 / 1845 – The US Naval Academy opens / 1944 – 800 children gassed in Auschwitz / Angel Food Cake Day / Mental Health Day / Columbus Day
Oct. 11 / 1793 – Yellow Fever breaks out in Philadelphia / 1975 – Saturday Night debuts / 1975 – Bruce Springsteen’s first hit, “Born to Run”. / It’s My Party Day / Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day
Oct. 12 / 1492 – Columbus reaches the New World. / 1964 – USSR leads space race / 1998 – Anti-gay assault victim dies / Farmer’s Day / Moment of Frustration Scream Day
Oct. 13 / 1792 – White House cornerstone laid / 2010 – Chilean miners rescued after 69 days underground / Skeptics Day
Oct. 14 / 1947 – Yeager breaks sound barrier / 1962 – The Cuban missile crisis begins / 1964 – Martin Luther King wins Nobel Peace Prize / Bald and Free Day / Dessert Day
Oct. 15 / 1965 – First Vietnam War draft card burned / 1989 – Gretsky breaks NHL scoring record / 2007 – Drew Carey debuts as new host of Price is Right. / Grouch Day / Mushroom Day / White Cane Safety Day
Oct. 16 / 1964 – China joins A-Bomb Club / 1987 – Baby Jessica rescued from a well / 1996 – World Cup stampede kills 84 / Boss Day / Dictionary Day
Oct. 17 / 1906 – A shoemaker leads German soldiers in robbery / 1989 – Earthquake rocks San Francisco / 1968 – Olympic protesters stripped of medals /Four Prunes Day / Pasta Day / Wear Something Gaudy Day
Oct. 18 / 1931 – Thomas Edison dies. / 1977 – Three homers in three swings by Mr. October / Chocolate Cupcake Day / No Beard Day
Oct. 19 / 1781 – Victory at Yorktown / 1796 – Jefferson accused of affair with slave / Rainforest Day
Oct. 20 / 1968 – Fosbury flops to an Olympic record / 1947 – Red Scare comes to Hollywood / Osteoporosis Day
Oct. 21 / 1966 – Mudslide buries school in wales / 1967 – Thousands protest the war in Vietnam / Count Your Buttons Day / Dabbling Day / Pumpkin Cheesecake Day / Reptile Awareness Day
Oct. 22 / 1913 – Coal mine explodes in New Mexico / 1965 – Soldier falls on grenade to save buddies / 1965 – Highway Beautification Act signed / Nut Day / Stuttering Awareness Day
Oct. 23 / 1921 – Unknown soldier is selected / 1976 – Chicago had it’s first #1 hit, “If You Leave Me Now” / 1998 – Abortion performing doctor is murdered. / Mole Day / TV Talk-show Host Day
Oct. 24 / 1901 – First barrel ride down Niagara Falls / 1945 – United Nations is born / 1954 – U.S. pledges support to South Vietnam / Take Back Your Time Day / United Nations Day
Oct. 25 / 1881 – Pablo Picasso born / 1774 – Colonies petition English King to address grievances / 1944 – First kamikaze attack of World War II / Sourest Day
Oct. 26 / 1881 – Shootout at the OK Corral / 1986 – Red Sox first baseman, Bill Buckner, lets ground ball go though his legs for World Series loss. / Mule Day / Howl at the Moon Night
Oct. 27 / 1659 – Quakers executed for religious beliefs / 1904 – New York City subway opens / 1873 – Barbed wire is patented / Cranky Co-Worker Day / Navy Day
Oct. 28 / 1865 – Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri completed / 1886 – Statue of Liberty dedicated / Stuffed Animal Day
Oct. 29 / 1956 – Israel invades Egypt – Suez crisis begins / 1948 – Killer smog claims elderly victims / 1929 – Stock Market crashes / Hermit Day
Oct. 30 /1938 – Orson Welles scares nation with War of the Worlds radio broadcast /1991 – Perfect storm hits North Atlantic / Mischief Night / Candy Corn Day
Oct. 31 / 1517- Martin Luther posts 95 theses / 1957- Toyota begins selling cars in America / 1950 – Earl Lloyd becomes first black player in the NBA / Pumpkin Carving Day / Halloween / Psychic Powers Day


November:
Nov. 1 / 1512 – Sistine Chapel opens to the public / 1765 – Parliament enacts the Stamp Act / Plan your Epitaph Day
Nov. 2 / 1902 – First gas powered “Locomobile” hits the road / 1947 – Spruce Goose flies / Look for Circles Day / Deviled Egg Day
Nov. 3 / 1948 – Dewey mistakenly declared president / 1957 – Soviet dog in space /Sandwich Day
Nov. 4 / 1922 – Entrance to King Tut’s tomb discovered / 1995 – Yitzhak Rabin assassinated / King Tut Day / Candy Day
Nov. 5 / 1994 – 45 yr. old George Foreman becomes oldest heavyweight champion. / 2007 – Writers’ strike stalls production of TV shows and movies / American Football Day / Guy Fawkes Day
Nov. 6 / 1854 – John Phillip Sousa is born / 1977 – Dam gives way in Georgia / Saxophone Day
Nov. 7 / 1991 – NBA star, Magic Johnson, announces he has AIDs / 1972 – Nixon re-elected president / Hug a Bear Day / Tongue Twister Day
Nov. 8 / 1793 – Louvre museum opens / 1960 – John F. Kennedy elected president / Cook Something Bold Day / Dunce Day
Nov. 9 / 1938 – Nazis launch “Night of Broken Glass” / 1965 – The Great Northeast Blackout / Chaos Never Dies Day / Young Reader’s Day
Nov. 10 / 1903 – Mary Anderson patents the windshield wiper / 1969 – Sesame Street debuts / Forget-Me-Not Day / USMC Day
Nov. 11 / 1918 – World War I ends / 1933 – Massive dust storm sweeps South Dakota / Origami Day / Veterans Day
Nov. 12 / 1954 – Ellis Island immigration center closes / 2001 – Rockaway plane crash / Chicken Soup for the Soul Day / Pizza with the Works Day
Nov. 13 / 1861 – President Lincoln snubbed by general / 1955 – Whoopi Goldberg is born / World Kindness Day
Nov. 14 / 1851 – Moby-Dick published / 2006 – Last drive-in “Pig Stand” closes in Texas / Guacamole Day / Pickle Day
Nov. 15 / 1777 – Articles of Confederation adopted / 1965 – New land speed record set / Recycles Day / Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day / Sadie Hawkins Day
Nov. 16 / 1945 – German rocket scientists brought to U.S. / 2001 – First Harry Potter film opens / National Button Day
Nov. 17 / 1869 – Suez Canal opens / 1968 – The Heidi Bowl / Take a Hike Day / World Peace Day
Nov. 18 / 1883 – Railroads create the first time zones / Use Less Stuff Day
Nov. 19 / 1863 – Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address / 1969 – Pele scores 1,000th goal / Have a Bad Day / Toilet Day
Nov. 20 / 1945 – Nuremberg Trials begin / 1982 – Cal beats Stanford as band blocks the field / Absurdity Day / Universal Children’s Day
Nov. 21 / 1877 – Edison’s first great invention, the phonograph is patented / False Confession Day / World Hello Day
Nov. 22 / 1963 – President John F. Kennedy assassinated / 1988 – Stealth bomber unveiled / Antarctic Day / Go for a Ride Day
Nov. 23 / 1936 – First issue of Life is published / 1990 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory creator, Roald Dahl, dies / Eat a Cranberry Day / Cashew Day
Nov. 24 / 1932 – FBI crime lab opens / 1963 – Jack Ruby kills Lee Harvey Oswald / Tie One On Day / Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 25 / 1952 – Storm of the century hits Eastern U.S. / 1999 – International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women / Parfait Day / Black Friday
Nov. 26 / 1922 – Archaeologists enter tomb of King Tut / 1941 – Thanksgiving Holiday established / Shopping Reminder Day
Nov. 27 / 1095 – Pope Urban II orders first crusade / 2007 – Indy 500 champ wins Dancing with the Stars / Bavarian Cream Pie Day / Pins and Needles Day
Nov. 28 / 1520 – Magellan reaches the Pacific / 1979 – Sight-seeing plane crashes over Antarctica / Make Your Own Head Day / Red Planet Day
Nov. 29 / 1963 – Warren Commission established to investigate Kennedy assassination / 1991 – Dust storm causes massive pile-up in California. / Electronic Greeting Card Day / Square Dance Day
Nov. 30 / 1874 – Winston Churchill born / 1950 – President Truman refuses to rule out atomic weapons / Computer Security Day / Stay at Home Because You’re Well Day
December:
Dec. 1 / 1990 – Chunnel makes breakthrough / 1913 – Ford’s assembly line starts rolling / 1955 – Rosa Parks ignites bus boycott / Pie Day / World AIDS Day
Dec. 2 / 1804 – Napoleon crowned Emperor / 1859 – John Brown hanged / Fritters Day / Safety Razor Day
Dec. 3 / 1967 – First human heart transplant / 1989 – The clothes make the man…guilty / Roof Over your Head Day
Dec. 4 / 1945 – Senate approves U.N. participation / 1952 – Smog kills thousands in England / Cookie Day / Dice Day / Santa’s List Day / Wear Brown Shoes Day
Dec. 5 / 1945 – Aircraft squadron lost in Bermuda triangle / 1933 – Prohibition ends / Bathtub Party Day / Day of the Ninja
Dec. 6 / 1884 – Washington Monument completed / 1907 – Monongah Mine disaster / Microwave Oven Day
Dec. 7 / 1941 – Pearl Harbor bombed / 1982 – First execution by lethal injection /Civil Aviation Day / Cotton Candy Day
Dec. 8 / 1980 – John Lennon shot / 1993 – NAFTA signed into law / Brownie Day / Take it in the Ear Day
Dec. 9 / 1992 – Marines storm Mogadishu, Somalia / 1992 – Separation of Prince Charles and Lady Diana announced / Christmas Card Day / Pastry Day
Dec. 10 / 1869 – Wyoming grants women the right to vote / 1915 – Ford builds its 1 millionth car / Human Rights Day
Dec. 11 / 1941 – Germany declares war on U.S. / 2008 – Billionaire conman, Bernie Madoff, arrested / Noodle Ring Day
Dec. 12 / 1901 – Marconi sends first Atlantic wireless transmission / 1980 – Da Vinci notebook sells for over 5 million / Ambrosia Day / Ding-A-ling Day / Poinsettia Day
Dec. 13 / 2000 – Al Gore concedes presidential election / 2003 – Saddam Hussein captured / Cocoa Day / Ice Cream Day / Violins Day
Dec. 14 / 1799 – George Washington dies / 1911 – Amundsen reaches South Pole / Monkey Day / Bouillaaisse Day
Dec. 15 / 1791 – Bill of Rights becomes law / 1961 – Architect of the Holocaust sentenced to die / Bill of Rights Day / Cat Herders Day
Dec. 16 / 1773 – Boston Tea Party / 1944 – Battle of the Bulge / Boston Tea Party Day / Chocolate Covered Anything Day / Re-gifting Day
Dec. 17 / 1903 – First airplane flies / 1979 – Sound barrier first broken by vehicle on land / Maple Syrup Day / Underdog Day
Dec. 18 / 1620 – Mayflower docks at Plymouth Harbor / 1865 – Slavery abolished in America / Bake Cookies Day / Roast Suckling Pig Day / Wear a Plunger on your Head Day
Dec. 19 / 1777 – Continental army enters winter quarters at Valley Forge / 1998 – President Clinton impeached / Look for an Evergreen Day / Oatmeal Muffin Day
Dec. 20 / 1803 – The French surrender Orleans to the U.S. 1957 – Elvis Presley is drafted / Go Caroling Day / Mudd Day / Hanukkah
Dec. 21 / 1968 – Apollo 8 departs for moon’s orbit / 1988 – Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Scotland / Humbug Day / Look at the Bright Side Day
Dec. 22 / 1804 – Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony’s world premier / 1864 – Sherman presents Lincoln with a Christmas gift / Date Nut Bread Day
Dec. 23 / 1888 – Van Gogh chops off ear / 1986 – Voyager completes global flight / Festivus / Pfeffernuesse Day / Roots Day
Dec. 24 / 1814 – War of 1812 ends / 1865 – KKK founded / 1953 – Volcanic eruption sweeps away passenger train / Christmas Eve / Eggnog Day
Dec. 25 / 1914 – The Christmas Truce / 1776 – Washington crosses the Delaware / 1962 – To Kill a Mockingbird debuts / 1941 – Bing Crosby introduces White Christmas to the world / 1941 – British surrender Hong Kong to Japan / Christmas Day / Pumpkin Pie Day
Dec. 26 / 2004 – Tsunami devastates Indian Ocean coast / 1966 – Jimi Hendrix writes Purple Haze / 1972 – President Truman dies / Boxing Day / Kwanzaa / Candy Cane Day
Dec. 27 / 1904 – Peter Pan opens in London / 1968 – Apollo 8 returns to earth / Cut Out Snowflakes Day / Fruitcake Day
Dec. 28 / 1895 – First commercial movie screened / 1954 – Denzel Washington born / Card Playing Day / Chocolate Candy Day
Dec. 29 / 1890 – U.S. army massacres Indians at Wounded Knee / 1940 – Worst air raid on London / Pepper Pot Day /
Dec. 30 / 1922 – USSR established / 1968 – Led Zepplin captured live for the first time in Spokane gym / Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Day / Baking Soda Day
Dec. 31 / 1972 – Baseball great, Roberto Clemente dies in a plane crash / 1985 – Singer, Rick Nelson, dies in a plane crash / Champagne Day