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Francis Scott Key Born in 1779.
MTV Debuted In 1981.
Respect for Parents' Day
Switzerland Founded In 1291.
National Mustard Day
Holling C. Holling
First Income Tax Congress enacts first income tax in 1861.
First Lincoln Penny Issued In 1909.
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
American Family Day
Columbus Set Sail on his 1st Voyage In 1492.
National Watermelon Day
Australia Picnic Day
Coast Guard Day (Established in 1790)
Barack Obama born, 1961 (44th U.S. President)
Neil Armstrong born in Ohio in 1930.
Robert Bright born, 1902
Barbara Cooney born, 1917
Alfred Lord Tennyson born, 1809
Odie's Birthday (Garfield the Cat's friend)
Wiggle Your Toes Day
Betsy Byars born, 1928
Sea Serpent Day
Dollar Day The US dollar was created in 1786.
Thomas Edison received a patent for the mimeograph machine in 1876.
Betty Boop Created in 1930.
National Rice Pudding Day
Smokey Bear's Birthday (1944)
Herbert Hoover Born in 1874, in West Branch, Iowa.
Don Freeman born, 1908
Hulk Hogan Born in 1953
Play in the Sand Day
Author Alex Haley's Birthday, 1921.
The last total solar eclipse of the millennium (1999)
IBM PC Announced in 1981.
Middle Children's Day
Hawaii Annexed to the U.S. (1898)
Annie Oakley Born in 1860.
International Left-Hander's Day
National Filet Mignon Day
Fall of the Aztec Empire, 1512.
Alice Provensen born, 1917
National Creamsicle Day
Japan Surrendered in World War II, 1945.
Brinton Turkle born, 1915
Julia Child Born in Pasadena, California in 1912.
National Relaxation Day
Transcontinental Railroad completed, 1869.
International Homeless Animals Day
Beatrice de Regniers born, 1914
National Tell a Joke Day
Roller Coaster Day Roller coaster patented in 1898.
Myra Cohn Livingston born, 1926
Davy Crockett Born in Tennessee in 1786.
Louis Fatio born, 1904
Bad Poetry Day
Wizard of Oz Premiered In 1939.
National Aviation Day
Bill Clinton Born in Hope, Arkansas in 1946.
Orville Wright Born in 1871.
Snuffleupagus's Birthday (Sesame Street Character)
National Radio Day
Vitus Bering discovered Alaska in 1741.
Wilt Chamberlain Born in 1936 in Philadelphia, PA.
First Lincoln-Douglas Debate, 1858.
Be An Angel Day
Ann Franklin's Birthday (1762) First female newspaper editor
First Photograph of Earth From the Moon Taken by Lunar Orbiter in 1966.
National Sponge Cake Day
First National Women's Rights Convention, 1850.
National Peach Pie Day
International Strange Music Day
National Waffle Day
Waffle Iron Patented In 1869, invented by Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York.
Mount Vesuvius Erupted, 79 A.D.
In 1932, Amelia Earhart flew across the U.S.
Kiss and Make Up Day
National Banana Split Day
National Park Service Established 1916.
Women's Equality Day The anniversary of women getting the right to vote - the signing of the 19th Amendment, 1920.
Mother Teresa Born in 1910.
Roger Duvoisin born, 1904
Dream Day Martin Luther King Jr. gave the 'I Have a Dream' speech in 1963.
National Cherry Turnover Day
First Scout Camp Opened In 1934.
Michael Jackson Born in Gary, Indiana in 1958.
Speedy Gonzales Debuted in 1953.
Laurent de Brunhoff born, 1925
Herry Monster's Birthday (Sesame Street Character)
National Toasted Marshmallow Day
Thurgood Marshall took a seat on the Supreme Court, 1967.
Alan Jay Lerner Born in 1918, New York.
National Trail Mix Day
Educator Maria Montessori's Birthday, 1870.
Friendship Day (1st Sunday)
National Clown Week (1st Week)
Elvis Week (2nd Week)
National Apple Week (2nd Week)
National Smile Week (2nd Week)
Air Conditioning Appreciation Week (3rd Week)
American Dance Week (3rd Week)
American Artist Appreciation Month
Foot Health Month
Home Business Month
National Catfish Month
National Golf Month
National Inventors Month
National Water Quality Month