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No Beard Day

Friday, October 18, 2013

No Beard Day

When : Always October 18th

No Beard Day exists so you have a good reason to shave your beard.

You've had a beard so long, that you don't know what you'd look like without one. And, your lady friend isn't so fond of it. Today brings the extra incentive you need, to shave it off and go without a beard for the first time in who knows when.

So, bare it all and show off your chin. If you don't like it, you can always grow it back.

Have a happy and clean-shaven No Beard Day !!

Origin of No Beard Day:
We did not find the creator, or the origin, of this day. We find it a little odd that No Beard Day is celebrated in October. Normally, people shave their beards in the spring, as warm weather approaches. They begin to grow them in the fall, as winter nears. We've learned that not all wild and wacky holidays are logical.

This Day in History October 18th

Pappus of Alexandria, Greek philosopher, observes an eclipse of the sun and writes a commentary on The Great Astronomer (Almagest). (320)

King Chlothar II promulgates the Edict of Paris (Edictum Chlotacharii), a sort of Frankish Magna Carta that defend the rights of the Frankish nobles while it exclude Jews from all civil employment in the Frankish Kingdom. (614)

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacks the Church's foundations down to bedrock. (1009)

Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroys the town of Basel, Switzerland. (1356)

Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto's forces destroy the fortified town of Mabila in present-day Alabama, killing Tuskaloosa. (1540)

Boston Shoemakers form first U.S. labor organization. (1648)

African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery. (1775)

American Revolutionary War: The Burning of Falmouth (now Portland, Maine) prompts the Continental Congress to establish the Continental Navy. (1775)

American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah is lifted. (1779)

Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London. (1851)

United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day. (1867)

United States takes possession of Puerto Rico. (1898)

The British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation) is founded by a consortium, to establish a nationwide network of radio transmitters to provide a national broadcasting service. (1922)

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council overrules the Supreme Court of Canada in Edwards v. Canada when it declares that women are considered "Persons" under Canadian law. (1929)

The USSR's nuclear program receives plans for the United States plutonium bomb from Klaus Fuchs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. (1945)

Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio. (1954)

The Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet. (1967)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FCARMICH 10/19/2013 10:32AM

  Thanx for the info!

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THINAGIN2 10/18/2013 6:23PM

    It sounds good to me!

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MARTYLYNN1 10/18/2013 4:29PM


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RICKI157 10/18/2013 1:55PM

    LOL I will have to tell my boss, he is trying to grow a beard!!!!!!

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HANSBRINK 10/18/2013 11:48AM

  Guess I had better shave off my stubble today.

Thanks for the history tidbits. Not too much in terms of people killing each other today. Thank Goodness!

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