When : Always June 27th
Sunglasses Day is a shady day for your eyes.
Summer is in full swing. The sun is high in the sky. It's blindingly bright. A pair of UV protection sunglasses is definitely in order.
Why do people wear sunglasses? There's lots of reasons, including:
You want to be a movie star and they all wear sunglasses.
You're looking to hide behind a big, dark pair of sunglasses, and travel unseen through the streets.
A little espionage, eh!?
You want to make a fashion statement.
And, Oh yes.... A few of us wear sunglasses to protect our eyes from the harmful rays of the sun.
Did you know? Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Your Optician will tell you that sungalsses with UV protection, will help to avoid cataracts. They also report that UV rays can be stronger in the winter, as the sun's rays hit you on the way down....and as it is reflected back up from the snow.
Enjoy Sunglasses Day with a shady, mysterious and fashionable pair of sunglasses.
The Origin of Sunglasses Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History June 27
General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec. (1759)
British forces take Buenos Aires during the first British invasions of the Río de la Plata. (1806)
Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail. (1844)
The song "Happy Birthday to You" was first sung. (1859)
The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York, New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives. (1895)
The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia. (1898)
Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane (1923)
The Federal Savings and Loan Association is created. (1934)
Romanian governmental forces, allies of Nazi Germany, launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iaşi, (Romania), resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews. (1941)
In the Canadian Citizenship Act, the Parliament of Canada establishes the definition of Canadian citizenship. (1946)
The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War. (1950)
The world's first nuclear power station opens in Obninsk, near Moscow. (1954)
Hurricane Audrey makes landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border, killing over 400 people, mainly in and around Cameron, Louisiana. (1957)
After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes the Fillmore East in New York, New York, the "Church of Rock and Roll". (1971)
U.S. president Richard Nixon visits the Soviet Union. (1974)
Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4. (1982)
The U.S. Route 66 is closed (1985)
Tony Blair British Prime Minister since 2nd May 1997, resigns (2007)