Collect Rocks Day
When : September 16th
Collect Rocks Day is a day to enjoy and add to your rock collection. Ahh, to be a kid again, and have a rock collection. Well, we have good news for you. No one ever said you had to give up your rock collection when you became an adult. We hope you always keep and cherish your invaluable rock collection.
Kids collect rocks because it is a fun thing to do. They even trade rocks among other rock collectors. There are no books on what rocks to collect, or how much each rock is valued at. Rather, rocks are selected for a collection based upon a wide range of attributes. A lot of it is individual appeal. The rock could be big or small, a particular color or range of colors. smooth or rough, or display a unique characteristic. When it comes to rock collecting, beauty is indeed in the eyes of the beholder (or rock holder in this case).
Ice Cream Flavor of the Day: Rocky Road
Baby Names for Today: Rock, Rocky, Stone, and if its a girl.... Pebbles!
Have a happy Collect Rocks Day!
Origin of Collect Rocks Day:
We found no factual information about this special day. Kids young and old have been collecting rocks for hundreds, if not thousands of years. It is likely that someday the origin of this special day will be found written upon stone tablets, or on the rock wall inside of an ancient cave.
This Day in History September 16th
The Mayflower starts her voyage to North America. (1620)
American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Harlem Heights is fought. (1776)
American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah begins. (1779)
With the Grito de Dolores, Father Miguel Hidalgo begins Mexico's fight for independence from Spain. (1810)
The Cornell Daily Sun prints its first issue in Ithaca, New York. The Sun is the nation's oldest, continuously-independent college daily. (1880)
Settlers make a land run for prime land in the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma. (1893)
The General Motors Corporation is founded. (1908)
The Wall Street bombing: a bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City – 38 are killed and 400 injured. (1920)
World War II: Concerned that Reza Pahlavi the Shah of Persia is about to ally his petroleum-rich empire with Nazi Germany, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union invade Iran in late August and force the Shah to abdicate in favor of his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. (1941)
World War II: The surrender of the Japanese troops in Hong Kong. The surrender is accepted by the Royal Navy Admiral Sir Cecil Harcourt. (1945)
A Soviet Navy Zulu class submarine becomes the first submarine to launch a ballistic missile. (1955)
The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City. (1959)
The United States National Hurricane Research Project drops eight cylinders of silver iodide into the eyewall of Hurricane Esther. Wind speed reduces by 10%, giving rise to Project Stormfury. (1961)
King Hussein of Jordan declares military rule following the hijacking of four civilian airliners by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). This results in the formation of the Black September Palestinian paramilitary unit. (1970)
The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion. (1987)
The trial of the deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega begins in the United States. (1991)
Mercenaries working for Blackwater Worldwide allegedly shoot and kill 17 Iraqis in Nisour Square, Baghdad; all criminal charges against them are later dismissed, sparking outrage in the Arab world. (2007)