Middle Name Pride Day
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Middle Name Pride Day
When : Always March 10th
Middle Name Pride Day honors the seldom used middle name that often sets you apart from others. It was selected with care, so you should be proud of it.
Here's two big reasons to be proud of your middle name:
First, there are plenty of John Smiths and and Mary Jones. Its the middle name your parents gave you that makes your name unique.
Second, your parents chose your middle name with great care. It often was selected to honor a friend or relative. That person may have possessed certain characteristics that they want you to inherit.
Do you know why your were given your middle name? If not, today's the day to find out. If it was in honor of someone, find out a little more about that person.
We encourage you to enjoy your middle name on Middle Name Pride Day, and every day!
I was named after my dad, Dale.
Note: Middle Name Pride Day is uniquely different from Name Yourself Day, April 9th.
Origin of "Middle Name Pride Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History March 10
French Huguenot Jean Calas, who had been wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform. (1762)
In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States. (1804)
The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria. (1831)
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified by the United States Senate, ending the Mexican-American War. (1848)
The U.S. government issues paper money for the first time. (1862)
The Red River Campaign begins as Union troops reach Alexandria, Louisiana. (1864)
Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you." (1876)
Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching. (1891)
The U.S. Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians. (1945)
Vietnam War: Battle of Lima Site 85, concluding the 11th with largest single ground combat loss of United States Air Force members (12) during that war. (1968)
In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He later retracts his plea. (1969)
Vietnam War: Captain Ernest Medina is charged by the U.S. Military with My Lai war crimes. (1970)
Vietnam War: North Vietnamese troops attack Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam, on their way to capturing Saigon. (1975)
Astronomers discover rings around Uranus. (1977)
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars. (2006)