Public Sleeping Day
When : Always February 28th
Public Sleeping Day is an opportunity to sleep in public. We can think of a whole lot of places to sleep in the public eye. And, today is the day to do it.
You can sleep on a park bench. You can doze on a blanket on the beach. Some people may opt to sleep on the job. They do so at their own risk. Have you ever caught twenty winks on a bus or subway traveling to or from work? Sure, we all have.
Wherever you choose to sleep today, we hope it is peaceful and restful.
Origin of Public Sleeping Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. When it came time to document and record this day, apparently the creator was sleeping on the job.
This Day in History February 28
The Fourth Council of Constantinople closes. (870)
The Salem Witch Hunts begin. (1692)
John Wesley charters the Methodist Church. (1784)
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight. (1827)
Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Quebec) (1838)
A gun on USS Princeton explodes while the boat is on a Potomac River cruise, killing eight people, including two United States Cabinet members. (1844)
Regular steamboat service from the west to the east coast of the United States begins with the arrival of the SS California in San Francisco Bay, 4 months 22 days after leaving New York Harbor. (1849)
The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston, Massachusetts. (1883)
The American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York State as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. (American Bell would later merge with its subsidiary.) (1885)
The USS Indiana, the lead ship of her class and the first battleship in the United States Navy comparable to foreign battleships of the time, is launched. (1893)
DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon. (1939)
James D. Watson and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA; the formal announcement takes place on April 25 following publication in April's Nature (pub. April 2). (1953)
The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public. (1954) (Wow! I'm as old as color TV!)
The United States and People's Republic of China sign the Shanghai Communiqué. (1972)
The final episode of M.A.S.H. is aired. (1983)
The first Gulf War ends. (1991)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group's leader David Koresh. Four BATF agents and five Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff. (1993)