Stay Out of the Sun Day
When : July 3rd
Stay Out of the Sun Day encourages us stay cool in the shade, and to give our skin a rest from the hot, damaging rays of the sun.
The sun is directly over head. We're in the middle of summer, when the temperatures are the hottest, and the sun is the brightest. It's not a bad day to take a break from catching all of those rays and stay out of the sun.
Find some fun and relaxing ways to stay in the shade. A hammock strung behind two shady tress sounds like a great way to go!
The Origin of Stay Out of the Sun Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History July 3
French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces. (1754)
Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret. (1767)
American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts. (1775)
American Revolutionary War: British forces kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre. (1778)
The first cultivated strawberry is displayed by Michael Kent (1806)
The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank in the United States, opens. (1819)
The first state normal school in the United States, the forerunner to today's Framingham State College, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with 3 students. (1839)
Slaves are freed in the Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands) by Peter von Scholten in the culmination of a year-long plot by enslaved Africans. (1848)
Congress establishes the United States' 2nd mint in San Francisco, California. (1852)
American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett's Charge. (1863)
Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average. (1884)
Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagen – the first purpose-built automobile. (1886)
The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand. (1886)
Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state. (1890)
Spanish-American War: The Spanish fleet, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is destroyed by the U.S. Navy in Santiago, Cuba. (1898)
Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenact Pickett's Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union survivors. (1913)
World speed record for a steam railway locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 126 miles per hour (203 km/h). (1938)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield. (1938)
World War II: In order to stop the ships from falling into German hands the French fleet of the Atlantic based at Mers el Kébir, is bombarded by the British fleet, coming from Gibraltar, causing the loss of three battleships: Dunkerque, Provence and Bretagne. One thousand two hundred sailors perish. (1940)
The Constitution of Puerto Rico is approved by the Congress of the United States. (1952)
The SS United States sets sail on her maiden voyage to Southampton. During the voyage, the ship takes the Blue Riband away from the RMS Queen Mary. (1952)
The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N-1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad. (1969)
U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. (1979)
United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard. (1988)
The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty-six people are killed in crashes. (1994)