Tuesday, May 21, 2013
National Memo Day
When: Always on May 21st
Take a memo... Today is National Memo Day. What is it for? Who created it? Why? These are questions awaiting an answer that may never come. Every once in a while, we discover a special day with no known history or description.
Have a pen and paper handy. Go grab a post-it note. Stand ready at your PC. We suggest you enjoy National Memo Day by taking memos wherever and whenever possible.
Note: If we had a say in creation of this day, we would rename it "National No Memo Day". Think of the extra time you'd have, if you didn't have to write any memos today!
Origin of National Memo Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Despite performing numerous searches in a variety of ways, we found no content for description for this day. We did find many references on Ecard companies and calendar sites.... no surprise here.
This is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. If you were a member of the U.S. Congress, would you spend time declaring a national day for memos?
This Day in History May 21
Slavery is abolished in Colombia, South America. (1851)
Lawrence, Kansas is captured and burned by pro-slavery forces. (1856)
American Civil War: The Union Army succeeds in closing off the last escape route from Port Hudson, Louisiana, in preparation for the coming siege. (1863)
Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan. (1863)
The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton in Washington, D.C.. (1881)
Charles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. (1927)
Bad weather forces Amelia Earhart to land in a pasture in Derry, Northern Ireland, and she thereby becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. (1932)
Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes the first municipality in the United States to fingerprint all of its citizens. (1934)
American civil rights movement: Alabama Governor John Malcolm Patterson declares martial law in an attempt to restore order after race riots break out. (1961)
The Yuba City bus disaster occurs in Martinez, California. 29 are killed making it the deadliest road accident in U.S. history. (1976)
After 30 seasons Johnny Carson hosted his penultimate episode and last featuring guests (Robin Williams and Bette Midler) of The Tonight Show. (1992)
The tallest roller coaster in the world, Kingda Ka opens at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey. (2005)