National Comic Book Day
When : September 25th
National Comic Book Day is a super cool day. Share a comic book with a friend today. We don't know of anyone who doesn't like a good comic book.
Comic books are great reading. They either tell an ongoing story, provide humor, or offer intrigue and suspense. In all comic books, good eventually prevails over evil. So, comic books always make us feel good.
Did you Know? (of course you did!): Comic books have great value as a collectors item. Don't ever throw away those old comic books. Down the road, the series you are collecting today, may be worth its weight in gold!
Here are some of the ways that we have read, or heard, on how to enjoy National Comic Book Day:
Buy a comic book, or two, or,.......
Read a comic book, or two, or.......
Trade comic books among your friends.
Some stores are rumored to offer free comic books on this day. (If you hear of a store offering free comic books, let me know...I'm there!)
Origin of National Comic Book Day:
We found no factual information about this special day. But,we believe this is one of the more enjoyable of all special days.
We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.
This Day in History September 25th
Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa reaches what would become known as the Pacific Ocean. (1513)
Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick, the first newspaper to appear in the Americas, is published for the first and only time. (1690)
The Teton Sioux (a subdivision of the Lakota) demand one of the boats from the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a toll for moving further upriver. (1804)
U.S. forces led by Zachary Taylor capture the Mexican city of Monterrey. (1846)
The U.S. Congress establishes Sequoia National Park. (1890)
In the presence of the king and before a great crowd, Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the remote control. (1906)
Ground is broken for Fenway Park in Boston (1911)
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York City. (1912)
The international Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery is first signed. (1926)
Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from Mitchel Field proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible. (1929)
World War II: Swiss Police Instruction of September 25, 1942 – this instruction denied entry into Switzerland to Jewish refugees. (1942)
World War II: Surviving elements of the British 1st Airborne Division withdraw from Arnhem in the Netherlands, thus ending the Battle of Arnhem and Operation Market Garden. (1944)
The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded. (1955)
TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system, is inaugurated (1956)
Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops. (1957)
The first ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery (Tommy John surgery) performed, on baseball player Tommy John. (1974)
NASA launches the Mars Observer, a $511 million probe to Mars, in the first U.S. mission to the planet in 17 years. Eleven months later, the probe would fail. (1992)
U.S. President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in a joint TV appearance for a G-20 summit, accused Iran of building a secret nuclear enrichment facility. (2009)