Sunday, May 19, 2013
Boy's Club and Girls Club Day
When: Always on May 19th
Boys and Girls Club Day celebrates the invaluable Boy's Clubs and Girl's Clubs around the country. There are clubs all over America providing safe recreational activities for our youth. They teach values and citizenship. They help to keep kids out of trouble and off of the street.
Today is a day to recognize the importance of these groups for our children and to the community. With more and more parents at work, and broken families, these groups take on added importance.
You can celebrate Boys Club and Girl's Club Day in a variety of ways:
Learn about your local Boy's and Girl's clubs
Encourage your children to join them
As parents and adults, volunteer your time
Make a donation
If there is no club in your area, play a role in starting one.
Origin of Boy's Club Day:
While we did not find definitive information on the creation of this day, we have little doubt that it was created by the Boy's Club of America. And, we applaud them!
This Day in History May 19
Jean-Pierre Christin developed the centigrade temperature scale. (1743)
King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River. (1749)
American Revolutionary War: A Continental Army garrison surrenders in the Battle of The Cedars. (1776)
New England's Dark Day: A combination of thick smoke and heavy cloud cover causes complete darkness to fall on Eastern Canada and the New England area of the United States at 10:30 A.M. (1780)
U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States. (1828)
Mexican-American War: Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo thus ending the war and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. states to the United States for US$15 million. (1848)
American Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ends. (1864)
Parks Canada, the world's first national park service, is established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior. (1911)
The U.S. Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration. (1921)
World War II: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set Monday, May 1, 1944 as the date for the Normandy landings ("D-Day"). It would later be delayed over a month due to bad weather. (1943)
The North Vietnamese Army establishes Group 559, whose responsibility is to determine how to maintain supply lines to South Vietnam; the resulting route is the Ho Chi Minh trail. (1959)
A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe's rendition of "Happy Birthday". (1962)
The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan. (1986)
Hubble Space Telescope transmits photograph's from space (1990)