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National Women's Friendship Day

Sunday, September 15, 2013

National Women's Friendship Day

When : Third Sunday in September

National Women's Friendship Day is a great day for us/you ladies. It's a great day to be a woman. The objective of this day, is to promote special friendship among women.

Women celebrate this special day in a variety of ways, including:

Promote friendship between and among women
Hold and/or attend a breakfast, luncheon, or dinner with a women's group
Visit your women friends
If any of your friends are out of town, send an Ecard or make a call to them
Spend time with special friends.
Promote the value of women in society
Ladies, have a happy National Women's Friendship Day!

Origin of National Women's Friendship Day:
National Women's Friendship Day was created by women, and for women. The Kappa Delta Sorority created this very special day in 1999. This sorority, founded in 1897 in Farmville, Va., has over 180,000 members.

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation. The governors of dozens of states have issued proclamations in support of Women's Friendship on this day.

This Day in History September 15th

American Revolutionary War: British forces land at Kip's Bay during the New York Campaign. (1776)

The United States Department of State is established (formerly known as the "Department of Foreign Affairs"). (1789)

War of 1812: A second supply train sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows. (1812)

The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad. (1831)

HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands. The ship lands at Chatham or San Cristobal, the easternmost of the archipielago. (1835)

Saint Joseph's University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1851)

American Civil War: Confederate forces capture Harpers Ferry, Virginia. (1862)

World War I: Tanks are used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme. (1916)

The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship. (1935)

Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag with the swastika. (1935)

World War II: The climax of the Battle of Britain, when the Royal Air Force shoots down large numbers of Luftwaffe aircraft. (1940)

World War II: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Wasp is torpedoed at Guadalcanal. (1942)

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meet in Quebec as part of the Octagon Conference to discuss strategy. (1944)

Battle of Peleliu begins as the United States Marine Corps' 1st Marine Division and the United States Army's 81st Infantry Division hit White and Orange beaches under heavy fire from Japanese infantry and artillery. (1944)

A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at NAS Richmond. (1945)

RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube. (1947)

The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 miles per hour. (1948)

Korean War: United States forces land at Inchon (1950)

A Central Railroad of New Jersey commuter train runs through an open drawbridge at the Newark Bay, killing 48. (1958)

Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States. (1959)

The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis. (1962)

The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama, United States (1963)

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation. (1966)

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1981)

The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C. (1981)

United States Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze sign a treaty to establish centers to reduce the risk of nuclear war. (1987)

With the landmark merger of WorldCom and MCI Communications completed the day prior, the new MCI WorldCom opens its doors for business. (1998)

Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history. (2008)
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