Wednesday, July 24, 2013
When : July 24th
Cousin's Day honors your Aunt and Uncle's kids. They are those great kids who are likely close to your age, and endure the countless family get togethers with you. If it wasn't for cousins, these family events would be much, much longer.
This is a great day for your cousins. Now, hold on a minute. If you have cousins, that means your cousins have cousins. And, that's you! Therefore, today is your day,too.
Celebrating should be nothing but fun. Get together with your cousins. Hang out, just chill, or do anything you want to do...... as long as its a fun time spent with your cousins.
Today's Greeting: "What's buzzin cuzzin?"
The Origin of Cousin's Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History July 24th
Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place. (1411)
Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI. (1567)
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, Michigan. (1701)
War of 1812: General Phineas Riall advances toward the Niagara River to halt Jacob Brown's American invaders. (1814)
After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City. Celebrations of this event include the Pioneer Day Utah state holiday and the Days of '47 Parade. (1847)
American Civil War: Battle of Kernstown – Confederate General Jubal Early defeats Union troops led by General George Crook in an effort to keep them out of the Shenandoah Valley. (1864)
Reconstruction: Tennessee becomes the first U.S. state to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War. (1866)
O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank. (1901)
Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas". (1911)
The passenger ship S.S. Eastland capsizes while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew are killed in the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes. (1915)
The draft of the British Mandate of Palestine was formally confirmed by the Council of the League of Nations; it came into effect on 26 September 1923. (1922)
The Treaty of Lausanne, settling the boundaries of modern Turkey, is signed in Switzerland by Greece, Bulgaria and other countries that fought in World War I. (1923)
The Kellogg–Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, goes into effect (it is first signed in Paris on August 27, 1928 by most leading world powers). (A lot of good that did....) (1929)
The Dust Bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F (43°C) in Chicago, Illinois and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (1935)
Alabama drops rape charges against the so-called "Scottsboro Boys". (1937)
World War II: Operation Gomorrah begins: British and Canadian aeroplanes bomb Hamburg by night, and American planes by day. By the end of the operation in November, 9,000 tons of explosives will have killed more than 30,000 people and destroyed 280,000 buildings. (1943)
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of a Bumper rocket. (1950)
At the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a "Kitchen Debate". (1959)
The iconic Bluenose II was launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The schooner is a major Canadian symbol. (1963)
Michael Pelkey makes the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from El Cap. (1966)
During an official state visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: Vive le Québec libre! ("Long live free Quebec!"). The statement, interpreted as support for Quebec independence, delighted many Quebecers but angered the Canadian government and many English Canadians. (1967)
Apollo program: Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean. (1969)
Watergate scandal: the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor. (1974)
The Quietly Confident Quartet of Australia wins the Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay at the Moscow Olympics, the only time the United States has not won the event at Olympic level. (1980)
George Brett batting for the Kansas City Royals against the New York Yankees, has a game-winning home run nullified in the "Pine Tar Incident". (1983)
Iraqi forces start massing on the Kuwait-Iraq border. (1990)
Russell Eugene Weston, Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial. (1998)
Lance Armstrong wins his seventh consecutive Tour de France. (2005)