Name Your Car Day
When : Always October 2
Name Your Car Day is today. Does your car have a name? Lots of people name their cars. People with big boats, name their boat, and we think nothing of it. So, why not name your car or truck!?
Every car has character and personality. We spend a lot of time in our cars, and caring for them. So, its only fitting that each car gets its own name.
Here are some of our thoughts in selecting an appropriate name for your car:
Don't select wimpy names. That might give your car a personality complex and it will perform accordingly.
Do give a strong, aggressive name to sports cars and cars with powerful engines.
Sleek, sexy feline-like cars savor names that begin with "lady".
Old junkers are proud just to be around. You can call them just about anything. Try "Tramp", or "Old Yeller", "Old Blue".
Pick names to reflect your personality.
"Pickemup" trucks must have country names.
Don't give common names (like Joe, Mike or Sue) to luxury cars. They beam over names like Reginald, Archibald, and Crystal.
Origin of Name Your Car Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History October 2
Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule. (1187)
Jacques Cartier discovers the area where Montreal, Quebec is located. (1535)
John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, is hanged as a spy by American forces. (1780)
George Washington sends the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification. (1789)
The Texas Revolution begins with the Battle of Gonzales: Mexican soldiers attempt to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas, but encounter stiff resistance from a hastily assembled militia. (1835)
American Civil War: Battle of Saltville – Union forces attack Saltville, Virginia, but are defeated by Confederate troops. (1864)
In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West. (1889)
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed. (1919)
John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system. (1925)
Dominican Republic strongman Rafael Trujillo orders the execution of the Haitian population living within the borderlands; approximately 20,000 are killed over the next five days. (1937)
World War II: In Operation Typhoon, Germany begins an all-out offensive against Moscow. (1941)
World War II: Ocean Liner RMS Queen Mary accidentally rams and sinks her own escort ship, HMS Curaçao, off the coast of Ireland. (1942)
World War II: German troops end the Warsaw Uprising. (1944)
Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published (1950)
The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television. (1959)
Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court. (1967)
Pope John Paul II denounces all forms of concentration camps and torture while speaking at the U.N. in New York City. (1979)
Michael Myers becomes the first member of either chamber of Congress to be expelled since the Civil War (1980)
Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 is hijacked and lands at Guangzhou, where it crashes into two other airliners on the ground, killing 128. (1990)
The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton. (1996)
NATO backs U.S. military strikes following 9/11. (2001)
The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks. (2002)
Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide. (2006)