Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Ear Muff Day
When : Always March 13th
Ear Muff Day celebrates a warm invention...the ear muff! People in cold climates can really appreciate this day. And, they are ever so thankful to the person who created the ear muff. If you live in Florida, you might not even know what an ear muff is.
Ear muffs keep your ears warm, and protect you from ear infections and earaches resulting from icy cold wind and weather. Manufacturers have responded to their popularity with a variety of designs and colors, making one to fit almost anyone's personality.
It is really easy to celebrate Ear Muff Day.... just wear your ear muffs!
Origin of "Ear Muff Day":
Big-eared Chester Greenwood is the father of the Earmuff. Greenwood patented the "Champion Ear Protector" on March 13, 1877. It later became known as "ear mufflers", and was eventually shortened to "earmuffs".
We wonder... Why celebrate Ear Muff Day in March? We believe it would have been more appreciated if it was held in January or February, during the coldest days of the winter.
This Day in History March 13
Harvard College is named for clergyman John Harvard. (1639)
William Herschel discovers Uranus. (1781)
The U.S. federal government forbids all Union army officers to return fugitive slaves, thus effectively annulling the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and setting the stage for the Emancipation Proclamation. (1862)
The Confederate States of America agree to the use of African American troops. (1865)
Senate begins impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. (1868)
Greenwood patented earmuffs, originally called the "Champion Ear Protector". (1877)
San Diego State University is founded. (1897)
The news of the discovery of Pluto is telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory. (1930)
Banks in the U.S. begin to re-open after President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates a "bank holiday". (1933)
World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States. (1938)
Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module. (1969)
The United States Department of Justice announces that Exxon has agreed to pay $1 billion for the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. (1991)
The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy. (Possibly my mother-in-law's) (2003)