When : July 31st
It's Mutt's Day. Mutts deserve their day in the spotlight, as much as a pure breed. If you own a mutt, or you are a mutt (reading this), then you know this day is for you.
By definition a mutt, sometimes called a "Halfbreed", is a dog that is of mixed breed. They come from two to several breeds. Purebred owners, and sometimes the public in general, view them as lesser in many ways. Mutt owners know better. They value the diversity and uniqueness of their mutts. Sure, a mutt doesn't carry the expensive price tag that a purebred with papers has on its head. To the mutt owner, however, the mutt is invaluable. In addition, mutts don't walk around needing to prove anything. You won't see them strutting around any dog shows trying to prove they are the best.
To all mutts and and mutt owners, we hope you thoroughly enjoy Mutt's Day. Spend the day relaxing and doing all the things you and your dog like to do. Do so with both of your chins held high. For your mutt is worth a million bucks!
The Origin of Mutt's Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History July 31st
Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian's forces, but most of his army subsequently deserts, leading to his suicide. (30 BC)
Thessalonica falls to the Arabs, who destroy the city. (904)
The Jews are expelled from Spain when the Alhambra Decree takes effect. (1492)
On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad. (1498)
A Spanish treasure fleet of 10 ships under Admiral Ubilla leaves Havana, Cuba for Spain. Seven days later, 9 of them sink in a storm off the coast of Florida. A few centuries later, treasure is salvaged from these wrecks. (1715)
Odawa Chief Pontiac's forces defeat British troops at the Battle of Bloody Run during Pontiac's War. (1763)
The U.S. Second Continental Congress passes a resolution that the services of Gilbert du Motier "be accepted, and that, in consideration of his zeal, illustrious family and connexions, he have the rank and commission of major-general of the United States." (1777)
The first U.S. patent is issued, to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process. (1790)
The radio mystery program The Shadow airs for the first time. (1930)
New York, New York experimental television station W2XAB (now known as WCBS) begins broadcasts. (1931)
The NSDAP (Nazi Party) wins more than 38% of the vote in German elections. (1932)
Bulgaria signs a non-aggression pact with Greece and other states of Balkan Antanti (Turkey, Romania, Yugoslavia). (1938)
Doodlebug Disaster: A doodlebug train in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio collides with a multi-car freight train heading in the opposite direction, killing 43 people. (1940)
The Holocaust: under instructions from Adolf Hitler, Nazi official Hermann Göring, orders SS General Reinhard Heydrich to "submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired Final Solution of the Jewish question." (1941)
At Idlewild Field in New York, New York International Airport (later renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport) is dedicated. (1948)
USS Nevada (BB-36) is sunk by an aerial torpedo after surviving hits from two atomic bombs (as part of post-war tests) and being used for target practice by three other ships. (1948)
Kathy J. Quesenberry, (later to become the love of my life) is born. (1954)
At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in Major League Baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain. (1961)
Ranger program: Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon, with images 1,000 times clearer than anything ever seen from earth-bound telescopes. (1964)
Apollo program: Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover. (1971)
The United States and Soviet Union both sign the START I Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, the first to reduce (with verification) both countries' stockpiles. (1991)
Discovery Program: Lunar Prospector – NASA intentionally crashes the spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the moon's surface. (1999)
Hebrew University of Jerusalem is attacked when a bomb explodes in a cafeteria, killing 9. (2002)
Fidel Castro hands over power to brother Raúl Castro. (2006)
Michael Phelps breaks the record set in 1964 by Larisa Latynina for the greatest number of medals won at the Olympics. (2012)