Thursday, May 02, 2013
Brothers and Sisters Day
When: Always on May 2nd
Brothers and Sisters Day is a day to cherish your siblings. Sure, there's times when you love your brothers and sisters. And, there's times when you want to disown them. All in all, having a brother and/or a sister or two is invaluable. The older you get, the more you learn to appreciate them.
Celebrate Brothers and Sisters Day by touching them in some way. A card or a phone call is appropriate for those who are separated by too many miles. A visit, or sharing a meal together, is a great way to enjoy this special day.
Don't have a brother or sister? Become a "Big Brother" or Big Sister". Chances are, there is an organization in your area. And, they need your help.
Brothers and Sisters Day is similar to National Sibling Day, held on April 10th.
Origin of Brothers and Sisters Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History May 2
The King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker. (1611)
King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America. (1670)
American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire while returning to camp after reconnoitering during the Battle of Chancellorsville. He succumbs to pneumonia eight days later. (1863)
Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time. (1885)
General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware. (1918)
The first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis. (1920)
Comedian Jack Benny's radio show airs for the first time. (1932)
Lou Gehrig plays in his 2,130th game, a baseball record that will last for 57 years until Cal Ripken come along. (1939)
The "Battle of Alcatraz" takes place; two guards and three inmates are killed. (1946)
The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg. (1952)
Tennessee Williams wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (1955)
Vietnam War: An explosion sinks the USS Card while it is docked at Saigon. Viet Cong forces are suspected of placing a bomb on the ship. She is raised and returned to service less than 7 months later. (1964)
The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City. (1969)
Hungary begins dismantling its border fence with Austria, which allows a number of East Germans to defect. (1989)
President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military. (2000)
Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan. (2011)