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National Parents Day

Sunday, July 28, 2013

National Parents Day

When : Fourth Sunday in July

National Parents Day is a special day to honor your mother and father. And, its a time to celebrate the family structure and family values. The family unit is an important structure for the health of children, and the nation. That structure, and those values, are established and nurtured by your parents.

Today is not a day of gift giving. That's for Mother's Day and Father's Day. The best way to mark this day is by spending time with your parents doing something fun. Its also important that you let them how how much they are loved and appreciated.

Okay, kids everywhere....... its National Parents Day. Go out and honor mom and dad!

The Origin of National Parents Day:

In 1994, President William (Bill) Clinton proclaimed the fourth Sunday in July as National Parents Day.

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This Day in History July 28

Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day. (1540)

La Laguna encomienda, known today as the Laguna province in the Philippines was founded by the Spaniards as one of the oldest encomienda/province in the country. (1571)

Maximilien Robespierre and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just are executed by guillotine in Paris, France during the French Revolution. (1794)

Peninsular War: Battle of Talavera Sir Arthur Wellesley's British, Portuguese and Spanish army defeats a French force led by Joseph Bonaparte. (1809)

USS Constellation (1854), the last all-sail warship built by the US Navy, is commissioned. (1854)

American Civil War: Battle of Ezra Church Confederate troops make a third unsuccessful attempt to drive Union forces from Atlanta, Georgia. (1864)

The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law. (1868)

The city of Miami, Florida is incorporated. (1896)

World War I: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia after Serbia rejects the conditions of an ultimatum sent by Austria on July 23 following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. (1914)

U.S. President Herbert Hoover orders the United States Army to forcibly evict the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans gathered in Washington, D.C. (1932)

First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. (1935)

Hawaii Clipper disappears between Guam and Manila as the first loss of an airliner in trans-Pacific China Clipper service. (1938)

World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin issues Order No. 227 in response to alarming German advances into the Soviet Union. Under the order all those who retreat or otherwise leave their positions without orders to do so are to be immediately executed. (1942)

A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26. (1945)

Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000. (1965)

The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington. Such remains will be known as the Kennewick Man. (1996)

Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships. (2001)

Airblue Flight 202 crashes into the Margalla Hills north of Islamabad, Pakistan, killing all 152 people aboard. It is the deadliest aviation accident in Pakistan history and the first involving an Airbus A321. (2010)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HANSBRINK 7/28/2013 11:08PM

  I didn't know about this day. Too recent for me, I guess.

In 1994, President William (Bill) Clinton proclaimed the fourth Sunday in July as National Parents Day.

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PMAY0313 7/28/2013 12:58PM


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FCARMICH 7/28/2013 12:41PM


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TONYAB2000 7/28/2013 11:56AM

    I love the historical facts! So interesting! I wish my mom were still here so I could enjoy National Parents Day with her. But I do get to spend it with my kiddos so that's a blessing. Hope you have a great day!

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PATRICIAAK 7/28/2013 11:34AM

    I'm fortunate that my parents are still alive and married to each other.

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MARTYLYNN1 7/28/2013 11:00AM

    I had forgotten about the Kennewick man. Kennewick is about 80 miles from where we now live.

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