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National Pink Day

Sunday, June 23, 2013

National Pink Day

When : Always June 23rd

It's National Pink Day, a day where everything should be basking in pink splendor!

It's especially a day for the ladies, as pink is a girl's favorite color. Guys, you can participate in National Pink Day, too. Just get in touch with your feminine side, and display a dash of pink. Note: the girls will love you for it!

It's easy to enjoy and to participate in National Pink Day. Bring your pink elephant out of hiding. Wear pink, and show off everything you have that's pink, from clothing and shoes to other possessions. Be creative. Use food coloring to make pink meals. Pink frosting on a cake or cookies will be a big hit today.

The Origin of Pink:

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day.

Reader Comments about this day:
".......... I donít know the origins (of Pink Day), but two years back the receptionist of our company put Pink Day on our monthly calendar. At the time, we had several coworkers who had been diagnosed with breast cancer, so Amy Cumpston (former employee) and I decided to make Pink Day a celebration and awareness day for cancer at our work. We have continued the tradition each year and really do it big; we have been told by many how our interpretation has made a great impact on them. Please include this in your description of Pink Day so we can spread the love and awareness!!" .....Deah L. Stinson

This Day in History June 23

The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again. (1611)

William Penn signs a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania. (1683)

The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada. (1713)

American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township). (1780)

Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev. (1794)

John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company. (1810)

War of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war. (1812)

The United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office. (1860)

US Secret Service is created. (1860)

American Civil War: at Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate, Brigadier General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant rebel army. (1865)

Typewriter: Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer." (1868)

The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park. (1887)

The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin. (1894)

In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire. (1917)

The College Board administers the first SAT exam. (1926)

Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane. (1931)

The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States. (1938)

World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France. (1940)

The Lithuanian Activist Front declares independence from the Soviet Union and forms the Provisional Government of Lithuania; it lasts only briefly as the Nazis will occupy Lithuania a few weeks later. (1941)

World War II: the first selections for the gas chamber at Auschwitz take place on a train full of Jews from Paris. (1942)

World War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales. (1942)

World War II: The British destroyers HMS Eclipse and HMS Laforey sink the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoes the cruiser HMS Newfoundland. (1943)

The United States Senate follows the United States House of Representatives in overriding U.S. President Harry Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act. (1947)

The Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers. (1958)

The United States Food and Drug Administration declares Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world. (1960)

Cold War: the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force after the opening date for signature set for the December 1, 1959. (1961)

Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference. (1967)

Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate break-ins. (1972)

Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds. (1972)

A fire at a house in Hull, England which kills a six year old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale. (1973)

Chinese American Vincent Chin dies in a coma after being beaten in Highland Park, Michigan on June 19, by two auto workers who had mistaken him for Japanese and who were angry about the success of Japanese auto companies. (1982)

A terrorist bomb aboard Air India flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard. (1985)

Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record at the United States Olympic Trials. (2012)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PATRICIAAK 6/23/2013 11:31PM

    I celebrated without realinzing it! My top had pink in it

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MARTYLYNN1 6/23/2013 12:32PM


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4EVERNESS 6/23/2013 10:10AM

    See and all those problems in history..because they didn't have it as a Pink Day!

When my kids were little, there was a song "Pink is the Color of Passion". However, the radio always played another song after it, so whenever I hear about pink now I think, "Pink is the Color of Passion" "How Bizarre"! LOL

A lot of guys look great in pink. A pizza place I used to know of had their colors as hot pink and black..the hats pink with black name logo and black tee shirts with hot pink

Don't you think they should come up with varying shades of pink and burgundy BDU's...I mean how distracting for the enemy and while distracted, more time to nail 'em? LOL

Comment edited on: 6/23/2013 10:14:31 AM

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HANSBRINK 6/23/2013 8:42AM

  Hmm, thought the day would have been tied in to the Breast Cancer group.

Thanks for the tidbits from the "This Day in History" section.

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GOLFGMA 6/23/2013 7:27AM

    Happy Pink Day! emoticon

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YMWONG22 6/23/2013 7:00AM

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SONYALATRECE 6/23/2013 6:54AM

    Hmm...Pink is the new red! Love the color myself...

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NANA2PRINCESSES 6/23/2013 6:13AM

    Pink Day coincides with our local Relay for Life. Thanks for the information.

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