Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Take a Chance Day
When : Always April 23rd
If you are a gambler, you will just love this day. Today is "Take a Chance Day". This sounds pretty risky (but fun) to me........
Life is filled with risks. To get what you want, sometimes you have to take a chance. And, today is created to do just that. Today is the day to take a chance on virtually any object or goal. Will it be love? will it be luck? Or, just lollipops? We hope you fully participate in this day, and that you attain everything you seek. So go ahead and take a chance. As they say "Nothing ventured, nothing gained".
If you are in love and a little afraid of taking the next step, perhaps today is the day to take a big leap. After all, it's somewhat coincidental that today is also Lover's Day.
Note: If you are going to "take a chance" at winning the lottery, we suggest you only buy one ticket. After all, everyone is going to take a chance today, so the odds are really low.
Origin of "Take a Chance Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History April 23
The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston, Massachusetts. (1635)
King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey. (1661)
Theodore Roosevelt makes his The Man in the Arena speech. (1910)
Turkey becomes the first country to celebrate Children's Day as a national holiday. (1927)
World War II: Baedeker Blitz – German bombers hit Exeter, Bath and York in retaliation for the British raid on Lübeck. (1942)
Adolf Hitler's designated successor Hermann Göring sends him a telegram asking permission to take leadership of the Third Reich, which causes Hitler to replace him with Joseph Goebbels and Karl Dönitz. (1945)
Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university. (1968)
Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than 3 months. (1985)
Namibia becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations. (1990)
Eritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum. (1993)