When : Always February 10th
Umbrella Day is in honor of one of the world's most invaluable inventions. On a rainy, day, we are sure glad that someone was smart enough to invent it. It's also increasingly popular to use umbrellas to shade ourselves from harmful UV radiation, and the heat of the sun.
Umbrellas come in all sorts of sizes, colors, shapes, and, designs. Businesses and organizations use them for advertising. The smallest umbrellas fit inside a purse or glove compartment. Golf umbrellas are popular sizes. Then, there are lawn and beach umbrellas. There's one (or two) made just for you.
Celebrate Umbrella Day in a couple of ways. First, make sure your umbrella is handy. Second, use it, or walk around with it. If you don't have an umbrella, isn't it time to get one?
Origin of Umbrella Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History February 10
The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain. (1763)
Jefferson Davis is notified by telegraph that he has been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America. (1861)
The YWCA is founded in New York City. (1870)
Glenn Miller receives the first ever gold record for selling a million copies of a song. And the song....."The Chattanooga Choo Choo" (1942)
President Dwight Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam. (1954)
The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified. (1967)
Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party. (1989)
Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon such a law. (1998)
The communication satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos-2251 collide in orbit, destroying both. (2009)