Saturday, July 27, 2013
Take Your Pants for a Walk Day
When : July 27th
Take Your Pants for a Walk Day is a great day to get some exercise. This special day is well noted on the internet for Ecard and calendar websites. So, I'm sure your planning to celebrate this day in a big, big way.
It's an easy day to celebrate. Simply go for a walk. Unless you are wearing a dress or a skirt, you probably are wearing pants. So, by definition, as you walk, they come along.
Give your pants some exercise. After all, they are looking a little tight around the middle. The walk will do them good.
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This Day in History July 27th
The English Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports. (1663)
American Revolution: First Battle of Ushant – British and French fleets fight to a standoff. (1778)
The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State). (1789)
Sailing from San Francisco, California to Panama City, Panama, the SS Golden Gate catches fire and sinks off Manzanillo, Mexico, killing 231. (1862)
The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart's Content, Newfoundland. (1866)
Vincent van Gogh shoots himself and dies two days later. (1890)
Kaiser Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns; for years afterwards, "Hun" would be a disparaging name for Germans. (1900)
The Chicago Race Riot erupts after a racial incident occurred on a South Side beach, leading to 38 fatalities and 537 injuries over a five-day period. (1919)
Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar. (1921)
The Geneva Convention of 1929, dealing with treatment of prisoners-of-war, is signed by 53 nations. (1929)
The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny. (1940)
World War II: Allied forces successfully halt the final Axis advance into Egypt. (1942)
Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner. (1949)
Fighting in the Korean War ends when the United States, China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice. (1953)
The Allied occupation of Austria stemming from World War II, ends. (1955)
Vietnam War: 5,000 more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000. (1964)
Watergate scandal: the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon. (1974)
6 year old Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later (1981)
RMS Titanic Inc. begins the first expedited salvage of wreckage of the RMS Titanic. (1987)
The Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.. (1995)
Centennial Olympic Park bombing: in Atlanta, United States, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. One woman (Alice Hawthorne) is killed, and a cameraman suffers a heart attack fleeing the scene. 111 are injured. (1996)
Tony Hawk lands the first 900 on a skateboard (2 and a half complete revolutions) at the fifth annual X Games in San Francisco, California. (1999)
STS-114: NASA grounds the Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the external fuel tank. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery sheds a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; this foam does not strike the spacecraft. (2005)
Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: news helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase; (2007)