Look Up at the Sky Day
When : Always April 14th
Look Up at the Sky Day is a fun day to check out what's up there. 'Ya never know what might be going on up there. An asteroid or meteor may be on it's way. A solar eclipse could be on display. A flock of geese or birds may be over head (you may need to duck for cover). Or, the clouds may be forming into interesting characters and patterns.
Take a few minutes out from your busy day to look up at the sky today. If nothing else, the break from the routine will be relaxing.
Important Note: If you look up at the sky too long, people are going to think you have nothing better to do. And, maybe you don't!
Origin of "Look up at the Sky Day":
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This Day in History April 14
After his marriage to the Christian Dobrawa of Bohemia, the pagan ruler of the Polans, Mieszko I, converts to Christianity, an event considered to be the founding of the Polish state.
The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid. (1434)
The Yamasee War begins in South Carolina. (1715)
The first abolition society in North America is established. The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush. (1775)
Bussa, a slave in British-ruled Barbados, leads a slave rebellion and is killed. For this, he is remembered as the first national hero of Barbados. (1816)
Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary. (1828)
The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival. (1846)
The first Pony Express rider reaches Sacramento, California. (1860)
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth (died April 15th). (1865)
U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell. (1865)
The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight is fought in El Paso, Texas. (1881)
The Pan-American Union is founded by the First International Conference of American States in Washington, D.C. (1890)
The first ever commercial motion picture house opened in New York City using ten Kinetoscopes, a device for peep-show viewing of films. (1894)
The Azusa Street Revival opens and will launch Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement. (1906)
A massacre is organized by Ottoman Empire against Armenian population of Cilicia. (1909)
The British passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40pm (sinks morning of April 15th). (1912)
The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden. (1927)
"Black Sunday Storm", the worst dust storm of the U.S. Dust Bowl. (1935)
The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press. (1939)
In Chicago, Illinois, videotape is first demonstrated. (1956)
In retaliation for the April 5 bombing in West Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen, U.S. president Ronald Reagan orders major bombing raids against Libya, killing 60 people. (1986)