Wednesday, March 27, 2013
National Joe Day
When : Always March 27th
National Joe Day is a chance to change your name, if only for today.
Many people do not like their given name. They wish they could change it. A few actually do. On National Joe Day, it is perfectly okay to have everyone call you "Joe". Why Joe, and not Bob or Mike or Radcliffe? Simply, because everyone likes the name Joe. If you are called Joe today, we know that you're "Joe cool"!
This works well for the men out there. What about the ladies? We suggest you choose Josephine or Jody.
Origin of "National Joe Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Obviously, it is a person who does not like their first name.
This is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.
This Day in History March 27
The first English child born in Canada at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy. (1613)
Charles I becomes King of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as claiming the title King of France. (1625)
The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates. (1794)
Hugh McGary Jr. established what is now Evansville, Indiana on a bend in the Ohio River. (1825)
War of 1812: In central Alabama, U.S. forces under General Andrew Jackson defeat the Creek at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. (1814)
Texas Revolution: Goliad massacre – Antonio López de Santa Anna orders the Mexican army to kill about 400 Texas POWs at Goliad, Texas. (1836)
Mexican-American War: Siege of Fort Texas. (1846)
First reported sighting of the Yosemite Valley by Europeans. (1851)
A mob in Cincinnati, Ohio, attacks members of a jury who had returned a verdict of manslaughter in a clear case of murder, and then over the next few days would riot and destroy the courthouse. (1884)
Famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars. (1886)
Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life. (1915)
Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins. (1975)
Silver Thursday: A steep fall in silver prices, resulting from the Hunt Brothers attempting to corner the market in silver, led to panic on commodity and futures exchanges. (1980)