Buy a Musical Instrument Day
When: Always on May 22nd
Isn't it obvious how to celebrate Buy a Musical Instrument Day? If you are a musician in need of a new instrument, today could be a very good day indeed! If you have been considering taking up a musical instrument, today can be your starting point. And, the good news is you're never too old to begin playing a musical instrument. Many senior citizens pick up musical instruments as a hobby. They even form senior bands, often playing in public.
Okay..... Just in case you haven't figured out how to participate in this day...........
Go out and buy a musical instrument!
Origin of Buy a Musical Instrument Day:
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This Day in History May 22
A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason. (1807)
The SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship arrived at Liverpool, England on June 20. (1819)
Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas ("Bleeding Kansas"). (1856)
American Civil War: Siege of Port Hudson – Union forces begin to lay siege to the Confederate-controlled Port Hudson, Louisiana. (1863)
American Civil War: After ten weeks, the Union Army's Red River Campaign ends with the Union unable to achieve any of its objectives. (1864)
The Great Train Robbery. (1868)
The U.S. Army issued an order for abandonment of Fort Kearny in Nebraska. (1871)
Reconstruction: U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signs the Amnesty Act of 1872 into law restoring full civil rights to all but about 500 Confederate sympathizers. (1872)
The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine". (1906)
Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain other than Mount St. Helens to erupt in the contiguous US during the 20th century. (1915)
First reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster. (1933)
The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed. (1942)
World War II: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlists in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor. (1942)
Operation Paperclip – United States Army Major Robert B. Staver recommends that the U.S. evacuate German scientists and engineers to help in the development of rocket technology. (1945)
Cold War: in an effort to fight the spread of Communism, U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs an act into law that will later be called the Truman Doctrine. The act grants $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece, each battling an internal Communist movement. (1947)
An earthquake measuring 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale, now known as the Great Chilean Earthquake, hits southern Chile. It is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded. (1960)
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the goals of his Great Society social reforms to bring an "end to poverty and racial injustice" in America. (1964)
The debut of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood". (1967)
Namco releases the highly influential arcade game Pac-Man. (1980)
Microsoft releases the Windows 3.0 operating system. (1990)
After 30 years, 66-year-old Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show for the last time. (1992)
American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. (2002)