National Teacher's Day
When : Tuesday of the first full week of May
Everybody who does something good, important, and valuable deserves a day in their honor. Teachers certainly are among the more deserving. This day honors those hard working, patient and understanding people whom we entrust our children to. Teachers mold our kids in a positive direction, and affect who they are and who they become. From Kindergarten through college, teachers are an important part of our children's lives.
So let's give 'em their due. If you happen to be a teacher reading this, we personally offer our thanks, for the future of America is in your hands.
There is not a lot on the net written about Teacher's Day. But, every Ecard site has a selection of cards for you to send. Take a quick minute and send one along.
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This Day in History May 7
Joan of Arc ends the Siege of Orléans, pulling an arrow from her own shoulder and returning, wounded, to lead the final charge. The victory marks a turning point in the Hundred Years' War. (1429)
The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville. (1718)
American Indian Wars: Pontiac's Rebellion begins – Chief Pontiac begins the "Conspiracy of Pontiac" by attacking British forces at Fort Detroit. (1763)
The first inaugural ball is held in honor of George Washington and his wife . (1789)
World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria. The performance is conducted by Michael Umlauf under the composer's supervision. (1824)
The Great Natchez Tornado strikes Natchez, Mississippi killing 317 people. It is the second deadliest tornado in United States history. (1840)
The Cambridge Chronicle, America's oldest surviving weekly newspaper, is published for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1846)
The American Medical Association is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1847)
American Civil War: The Army of the Potomac, under General Ulysses S. Grant, breaks off from the Battle of the Wilderness and moves southwards. (1864)
George Eastman patents the Box Camera. (1888)
World War I: German submarine U-20 sinks RMS Lusitania, killing 1,198 people including 128 Americans. Public reaction to the sinking turns many formerly pro-Germans in the United States against the German Empire -- Japanese 21 Demands Ultimatum to China (Commemorated as National Day of Humiliation) (1915)
Big band leader Glenn Miller records the "Chattanooga Choo Choo". (1941)
During the Battle of the Coral Sea, United States Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attack and sink the Japanese Imperial Navy light aircraft carrier Shōhō. The battle marks the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships. (1942)
The World's largest pearl (6.4kg.) was discovered in the Philippines. (1934)
World War II: General Alfred Jodl signs unconditional surrender terms at Reims, France, ending Germany's participation in the war. The document takes effect the next day. (1945)
Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees. (1946)
The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer. (1952)
The Beatles last album is released- "Long and Winding Road". (1970)
Michigan ratifies a 203-year-old proposed amendment to the United States Constitution making the 27th Amendment law. This amendment bars the U.S. Congress from giving itself a mid-term pay raise. (1992)
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission (STS-49). (1992)
Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history. (1998)