Be an Angel Day
When : Always August 22
Be an Angel Day encourages us to do acts of kindness, and to help others.
This special day has strong religious roots. Jayne Howard Feldman, the creator of this day, says she was inspired by angels to create this day on August 22.
The objective of this day is to be like an angel, and do something good or kind for someone. It encourages us to be God's servant in doing good things for others. It is intended to do something nice or kind for someone who is in need of help. The type of angelic help you can offer is not defined or limited. It can be physical, emotional, or spiritual.
Be an Angel Day is for both the giver and the receiver. If you are the receiver, make certain to express openly your appreciation. And, recognize the angel in your life as being sent from God.
The Origin of Be an Angel Day:
Be An Angel Day was first celebrated on August 22, 1993, making it a fairly new holiday.
This special day was created by Jayne Howard Feldman. According to her website, she was inspired by the angels to be the founder of Be An Angel Day. Visit Jayne's Website.
This Day in History August 22
Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland. (564)
Battle of the Standard between Scotland and England. (1138)
Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first known Jewish immigrant to America. (1654)
Ships from British Admiral Hovenden Walker's Quebec Expedition founders on rocks at the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River. (1711)
American Revolutionary War: British forces abandon the Siege of Fort Stanwix after hearing rumors of Continental Army reinforcements. (1777)
James Cook's ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage). (1780)
Beginning of the Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue. (1791)
Nat Turner's slave rebellion commences just after midnight in Southampton County, Virginia, leading to the deaths of more than 50 whites and several hundred African Americans who are killed in retaliation for the uprising. (1831)
The United States annexes New Mexico. (1848)
The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice. (1849)
The first America's Cup is won by the yacht America. (1851)
12 nations sign the First Geneva Convention. The Red Cross is formed. (1864)
Cadillac Motor Company is founded. (1902)
Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile. (1902)
Korea is annexed by Japan with the signing of the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, beginning a period of Japanese rule of Korea that lasted until the end of World War II. (1910)
World War I: in Belgium, British and German troops clash for the first time in the war. (1914)
The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting. (1932)
World War II: German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad. (1941)
World War II: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy. (1942)
World War II: Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces. (1944)
Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis. (1950)
The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed. (1952)
Ida Siekmann died attempting to cross the Berlin Wall. (1961)
An attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle fails. (1962)
Labor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers. (1966)
J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28. (1971)
Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies. (1972)
Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts. (1989)
Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy (1996)
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building. (2003)
The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30–3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history. (2007)
The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day (2007)
Ethnic clashes over grazing rights for cattle in Kenya's Tana River District result in more than 52 deaths. (2012)