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Absurdity Day

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Absurdity Day



When : Always November 20th

Isn't it totally absurd? Crazy or not, Absurdity Day is staring you right in the face.

Some days are truly illogical and senseless, exactly the definition of Absurdity Day. So, by intent error, or just through surfing the net, you've stumbled upon this special, senseless day.....how absurd!



Celebrate this day in an absurd manner. Don't sit back waiting for something absurd to happen. Rather, seek out things to do that are somewhat, if not wholly, illogical. Have fun with it. But, whatever you do, don't try to make sense with it.

Have a wonderful, mind boggling and absurd Absurdity Day!!



Origin of Absurdity Day:
We did not find any information about the origin of this special day, when it began or who originated it.

This Day in History November 20th

Start of the Battle of Porto Bello between British and Spanish forces during the War of Jenkins' Ear. (1739)

American Revolutionary War: British forces land at the Palisades and then attack Fort Lee. The Continental Army starts to retreat across New Jersey. (1776)

New Jersey becomes the first U.S. state to ratify the Bill of Rights. (1789)

An 80-ton sperm whale attacks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America (Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick is in part inspired by this story). (1820)

American Civil War: Secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky's Confederate government. (1861)

World War I: Battle of Cambrai begins – British forces make early progress in an attack on German positions but are later pushed back. (1917)

World War II: Hungary becomes a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers. (1940)

World War II: Battle of Tarawa (Operation Galvanic) begins – United States Marines land on Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and suffer heavy fire from Japanese shore guns and machine guns. (1943)

Nuremberg Trials: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals start at the Palace of Justice at Nuremberg. (1945)

The Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, who becomes the Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey in London. (1947)

Cuban missile crisis ends: In response to the Soviet Union agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the quarantine of the Caribbean nation. (1962)

A total of 78 miners are killed in an explosion at the Consolidated Coal Company’s No. 9 mine in Farmington, West Virginia (1968)

Vietnam War: The Plain Dealer publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai massacre in Vietnam. (1969)

Occupation of Alcatraz: Native American activists seize control of Alcatraz Island until being ousted by the U.S. Government on June 11, 1971. (1969)

The United States Department of Justice files its final anti-trust suit against AT&T Corporation. This suit later leads to the breakup of AT&T and its Bell System. (1974)

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement. (1977)

Grand Mosque Seizure: About 200 Sunni Muslims revolt in Saudi Arabia at the site of the Kaaba in Mecca during the pilgrimage and take about 6000 hostages. The Saudi government receives help from Pakistani special forces to put down the uprising. (1979)

Lake Peigneur drains into an underlying salt deposit. A misplaced Texaco oil probe had been drilled into the Diamond Crystal Salt Mine, causing water to flow down into the mine, eroding the edges of the hole. The resulting whirlpool sucked the drilling platform, several barges, houses and trees thousands of feet down to the bottom of the dissolving salt deposit. (1980)

Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released. (1985)

In England, a fire breaks out in Windsor Castle, badly damaging the castle and causing over £50 million worth of damage. (1992)

Savings and loan crisis: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating. (1993)

A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. (1998)

In Washington, D.C., U.S. President George W. Bush dedicates the United States Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday. (2001)

After critical failures in the US financial system began to build up after mid-September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level since 1997. (2008)
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LAURANCE 11/20/2013 4:55PM

  Thank you so much for Absurdity Day! This is one I'm delighted to celebrate!
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HANSBRINK 11/20/2013 11:56AM

  What a wonderful reason for celebrating! Just because.....

thanks for the history tidbits.

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