Sunday, April 21, 2013
When : Always April 21st
It's Kindergarten Day. The first day at Kindergarten is a memorable, exciting, nervous, and anxious time for mother and child. Most children and mothers will never forget the first day at Kindergarten. Hopefully, it was a good experience for all!
Kindergarten Day is celebrated in honor of Friedrich Froebel. He was born on this day in 1782. In 1837, he started the first Kindergarten in Germany. It became popular quickly. Kindergartens were originally a 1/2 day to get children acclimated into learning, social interaction, and school, in a fun, yet educational manner. Kindergarten has evolved in most areas into a full time program. This is partly the result of increasing pressures on education, and partly due to the increase in working mothers in America.
Celebrate today with a trip down memory lane. Pull out the old pictures of you and/or your child's first day at Kindergarten.
Origin of "Kindergarten Day":
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This Day in History April 21
Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII. (1509)
The Battle of San Jacinto – Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna. (1836)
World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France. (1918)
The first Aggie Muster is held as a remembrance for fellow Texas A&M graduates who had died in the previous year. (1922)
World War II: The most famous (and first international) Aggie Muster is held on the Philippine island of Corregidor, by Brigadier General George F. Moore (with 25 fellow Texas A&M graduates who are under his command), while 1.8 million pounds of shells pounded the island over a 5 hour attack. (1942)
Secretary's Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated. (1952)
The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World's Fair in the United States since World War II. (1962)
The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opens for its second and final season. (1965)
President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu flees Saigon, as Xuan Loc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls. (1975)
Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves. (1982)