National Young Readers Day
When : Second Tuesday of November
Young Readers Day is today. Reading opens up a lifetime of knowledge, information, success, and happiness.
According to the creators of this day, it is "... a special day to recognize the joys and benefits of reading."
Grade schools around the country take advantage of this day, to promote the importance of reading. Use today to help and encourage our youth to learn to read, and open the door to knowledge, information, success, and happiness.
Happy Young Readers Day to readers young, and not so young.
Origin of Young Readers Day:
Young Readers Day was co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
While this is referred to by some as a "National" day, we did not find any presidential proclamation or act of congress.
This Day in History November 12th
Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament. (1439)
The English Parliament re-establishes Catholicism. (1555)
Sebastian Viscaino lands at and names San Diego, California. (1602)
Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined. (1793)
William "Pudge" Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association. (1892)
The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan; the Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two nations. (1893)
The frozen bodies of Robert Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. (1912)
Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin in undisputed control of the Soviet Union. (1927)
SS Vestris sinks approximately 200 miles (320 km) off Hampton Roads, Virginia, killing at least 110 passengers, mostly women and children who die after the vessel is abandoned. (1928)
Hugh Gray takes the first known photos of the Loch Ness Monster. (1933)
In California, the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic. (1936)
World War II: Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov arrives in Berlin to discuss the possibility of the Soviet Union joining the Axis Powers. (1940)
World War II: temperatures around Moscow drop to -12° C as the Soviet Union launches ski troops for the first time against the freezing German forces near the city. (1941)
World War II: The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal between Japanese and American forces begins near Guadalcanal. The battle lasts for three days and ends with an American victory. (1942)
World War II: The Royal Air Force launches 29 Avro Lancaster bombers and sinks the German battleship Tirpitz, with 12,000 lb Tallboy bombs off Tromsø, Norway. (1944)
In Tokyo, an international war crimes tribunal sentences seven Japanese military and government officials, including General Hideki Tojo, to death for their roles in World War II. (1948)
In the midst of the Suez Crisis, Palestinian refugees are shot dead in the village of Rafah by Israeli soldiers following the invasion of the Gaza Strip. (1956)
A team of rock climbers led by Warren Harding completes the first ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. (1958)
Vietnam War: My Lai Massacre – Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks the My Lai story. (1969)
The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous "exploding whale" incident. (1970)
Vietnam War: as part of Vietnamization, US President Richard M. Nixon sets February 1, 1972 as the deadline for the removal of another 45,000 American troops from Vietnam (1971)
Iran hostage crisis: in response to the hostage situation in Tehran, US President Jimmy Carter orders a halt to all petroleum imports into the United States from Iran. (1979)
The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes the first images of its rings. (1980)
Space Shuttle program: mission STS-2, utilizing the Space Shuttle Columbia, marks the first time a manned spacecraft is launched into space twice. (1981)
Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch. (1990)
Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web. (1990)
The first Ultimate Fighting Championship event, UFC 1, is held in Denver, Colorado. (1993)
A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747 and a Kazakh Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane collide in mid-air near New Delhi, killing 349. The deadliest mid-air collision to date. (1996)
Ramzi Yousef is found guilty of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. (1997)
Iraq war: in Nasiriya, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base. (2003)