Friday, February 22, 2013
Be Humble Day
When : Always February 22nd
Today is not a day to brag or to boast. Its not a time to talk about your success or accomplishments. Why!? Because today is ...... Be Humble Day!
Be Humble Day can be a humbling experience. That's exactly the intent of today. Humbleness is a good thing, a virtue. People much prefer a humble person to a braggart. Practice humbleness today, and everyday. It will serve you well in life.
Important Exception: While you can't brag about yourself today, it is very appropriate to brag about your kids today, or any day.
Origin of Be Humble Day:
In keeping with the spirit of the day, the creator of this holiday could not brag about his creation. As a result, he remains unknown.
This Day in History February 22
Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty. (1371)
By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars. (1819)
Mexican-American War: The Battle of Buena Vista – 5,000 American troops defeat 15,000 Mexicans. (1847)
Jefferson Davis is officially inaugurated for a six-year term as the President of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. He was previously inaugurated as a provisional president on February 18, 1861. (1862)
In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores. (1879)
President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states. (1889)
The sixteen battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by Connecticut, return to the United States after a voyage around the world. (1909)
U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House. (1924)
Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic. (1958)
Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500. (1959)
Samuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon. (1974)
In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned. (1997)