Thursday, May 16, 2013
Love a Tree Day
When: Always on May 16th
It's Love a Tree Day. So, go out and give a tree a great big hug.
Trees are a good thing. They give us shade, comfort and warmth. They give off oxygen, too. There are many, many benefits provided by trees. So, you have good reason to love a tree or two.
Everyone has a favorite kind of tree. Use today to identify a tree you love, and to pamper it. Give it a trim. Eliminate competitors around it. Feed it a dose of fertilizer. Tree spikes work great. And, give the tree some water, if it is thirsty.
Important Note: On Love a Tree Day, your attention must be turned toward trees. A bush or a shrub just won't do.
Origin of Love a Tree Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. It follows several days after Arbor Day. But, we did not find a connection between these two days.
This Day in History May 16
14-year old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste who later becomes king of France. (1770)
The first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail with one thousand pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri. (1843)
The U.S. Congress eliminates the half dime coin and replaces it with the five cent piece, or nickel. (1866)
Charles Hires invents Root Beer. (1866)
President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate. (1868)
The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government during wartime an imprisonable offense. It will be repealed less than two years later. (1918)
In Hollywood, California, the first Academy Awards are handed out. (1929)
The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (now John F Kennedy International Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines. (1951)
Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser (a ruby laser), at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California. (1960)
Artist, Bob Dylan releases the first ever double album in popular music history. (1966)
A report by United States' Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine. (1988)
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom addresses a joint session of the United States Congress. She is the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress. (1991)
STS-134 (ISS assembly flight ULF6), launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the 25th and final flight for Space Shuttle Endeavour. (2011)