Tuesday, July 02, 2013
I Forgot Day
When: July 2nd
I Forgot Day, by definition, today is not a day to remember. So, just what are you forgetting? Can you even remember? Is it important? Hopefully, not.
Some days are days to remember and to cherish all of our lives. Others, like today, are ones to be forgotten. If you are having a bad day, it's just as well that today is I Forgot Day. We do hope that you are not getting married or having a baby today.
Some people view today as an opportunity to express their regrets for forgetting something, and to make amends. They do so by sending cards and flowers, apologizing for their memory lapse. The trouble is, if you forget something important tomorrow, you have to wait a whole year for the next I Forgot Day to arrive.
I Forgot Day is closely related to I'm Sorry Day.
The Origin of I Forgot Day:
It took us a long time to find any information about the origin and origiantor of this special day. We thought perhaps the creator forgot to record his (or her) creation.
Finally, Amy Miller said that her mom, Gaye Andersen of DeMotte, IN. created this day.
This Day in History July 2
The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall takes place. (1613)
Europeans first visit Minnesota and see headwaters of Mississippi in an expedition led by Daniel Greysolon de Du Luth. (1679)
Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine. (1698)
The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence is not approved until July 4. (1776)
Vermont becomes the first American territory to abolish slavery. (1777)
Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 rebelling African slaves led by Joseph Cinqué take over the slave ship Amistad. (1839)
Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James Garfield, who eventually dies from an infection on September 19. (1881)
The U.S. Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. (1890)
Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi obtains a patent for radio in London. (1897)
The first Zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany. (1900)
The Night of the Long Knives ends with the death of Ernst Röhm. (1934)
Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight. (1937)
The Lawrence Welk show premieres on television.(1955)
The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas. (1962)
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places. (1964)
The French military explodes a nuclear test bomb codenamed Aldébaran in Mururoa, their first nuclear test in the Pacific. (1966)
Fall of the Republic of Vietnam; Communist North Vietnam declares their union to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. (1976)
Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional, after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional. (2000)
The AbioCor self-contained artificial heart is first implanted. (2001)
Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon. (2002)