Wednesday, April 10, 2013
National Sibling Day
When : Always April 10th
National Sibling Day is a day to appreciate and cherish your brothers and sisters. Siblings are truly a special blessing that we probably all too often take for granted. They are often our best friends and supporters through life. Another reason to celebrate is that not everyone is lucky enough to have siblings. Their lives are significantly different growing up, and throughout life.
Celebrate National Sibling Day in a variety of ways. It's a great time to be thankful for your sibling. But, most importantly get in touch with your siblings. Visit them if they live nearby. Call them, if they live far away. Send them a card, a letter, gifts, or flowers.
National Sibling Day is similar to Brothers and Sisters Day, which is celebrated on May 2nd.
Origin of "National Sibling Day":
Claudia A. Evart, President and Founder of this day, initiated National Sibling Day after the tragic deaths of her brother and sister.
Twenty two state governors have issued proclamation on this day. President Bill Clinton has supported it. However, we are not aware of any presidential proclamation or an act of congress making this a true "National " day.
This Day in History April 10
Halley's Comet and Earth experienced their closest approach to one another when their separating distance equalled 0.0342 AU (3.2 million miles). (837)
The Virginia Company of London is established by royal charter by James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America. (1606)
The Federal government of the United States approves the creation of the Second Bank of the United States. (1816)
A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time. (1865)
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh. (1866)
The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska. (1874)
The Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England for her first and only voyage. (1912)
The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City. (1916)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner's Sons. (1925)
Warner Brothers premieres the first 3-D film from a major American studio, entitled House of Wax. (1953)
Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons. (1970)
For the first time since November 1967, American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam. (1972)