Friday, July 26, 2013
Aunt and Uncles Day
When : July 26th
Aunt and Uncles Day honors a very special pair of relatives. They are your mom and dad's brothers and sisters. We hope you have a lot of Aunts and Uncles. The more, the merrier.
Our Aunts and Uncles mean a lot to us. Among other things, they are most likely:
The backup caretaker when mom and dad go out, or are at work.
Real characters at family get-togethers and events.
Someone we can talk to and related to..... some things we just can talk about with "parental units".
Sound counsel and advice.
Someone who takes you to fun places and events.
Someone whose house is a great place to sleepover, especially if you have cousins.
The ones who give you great presents for birthdays, Christmas and special events.
And, the benefits of Aunts and Uncles goes on, and on, and on, and.........
Celebrate Aunt and Uncles Day by spending time with your Aunts and Uncles. If you can't visit, make a phone call. And, send them an Ecard.
The Origin of Aunt and Uncles Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
We found no factual documentation on this day.
This Day in History July 26th
Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at Pamplona. (920)
Wars of the Roses: the Battle of Edgecote Moor pitting the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of Edward IV of England takes place. (1469)
Atahualpa, the 13th and last emperor of the Incas, dies by strangulation at the hands of Francisco Pizarro's Spanish conquistadors. His death marks the end of 300 years of Inca civilization. (1533)
The first recorded women's cricket match takes place near Guildford, England. (1745)
French and Indian War: the Siege of Louisbourg ends with British forces defeating the French and taking control of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. (1758)
The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress. (1775)
Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General. (1775)
New York ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the 11th state of the United States. (1788)
The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world's first public railway, opens in south London, England, Great Britain. (1803)
American Civil War: George B. McClellan assumes command of the Army of the Potomac following a disastrous Union defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run. (1861)
American Civil War: Morgan's Raid ends – At Salineville, Ohio, Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and 360 of his volunteers are captured by Union forces. (1863)
France annexes Tahiti. (1891)
United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation). (1908)
The Axis powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War. (1936)
King Edward VIII, in one of his few official duties before he abdicates the throne, officially unveils the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. (1936)
End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War. (1937)
World War II: in response to the Japanese occupation of French Indochina, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the seizure of all Japanese assets in the United States. (1941)
World War II: the Soviet Army enters Lviv, a major city in western Ukraine, liberating it from the Nazis. Only 300 Jews survive out of 160,000 living in Lviv prior to occupation. (1944)
The first German V-2 rocket hits the United Kingdom. (1944)
The Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power. (1945)
The Potsdam Declaration, (Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender), is signed in Potsdam, Germany. (1945)
HMS Vestal (J215) is the last British Royal Navy ship to be sunk in the Second World War (1945)
The US Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with parts of the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb. (1945)
Aloha Airlines begins service from Honolulu International Airport (1946)
Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 into United States law creating the Central Intelligence Agency, United States Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the United States National Security Council. (1947)
U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs Executive Order 9981 desegregating the military of the United States. (1948)
Walt Disney's 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland, premieres in London, England, United Kingdom. (1951)
Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution. The movement took the name of the date: 26th of July Movement (1953)
Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek raid. (1953)
Following the World Bank's refusal to fund building the Aswan Dam, Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal sparking international condemnation. (1956)
Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster. (1963)
Vietnam War: South Vietnamese opposition leader Truong Dinh Dzu is sentenced to five years hard labor for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war. (1968)
Apollo program: launch of Apollo 15 on the first Apollo "J-Mission", and first use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle. (1971)
The National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government. (1977)
A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing the Morris worm, thus becoming the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. (1989)
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is signed into law by President George Bush. (1990)
Space Shuttle program: STS-114 Mission – Launch of Discovery, NASA's first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003. (2005)
Shambo, a black cow in Wales that had been adopted by the local Hindu community, is slaughtered due to a bovine tuberculosis infection, causing widespread controversy. (2007)
56 people are killed and over 200 people are injured in 21 bomb blasts in Ahmedabad bombing in India. (2008)
The militant Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram attacks a police station in Bauchi, leading to reprisals by the Nigeria Police Force and four days of violence across multiple cities. (2009)