National Roof Over Your Head Day
When : Always December 3
Today is National Roof Over Your Head Day. It is a day of appreciation for the things we have, starting with the roof over our heads.
For most of us, a roof over our head signifies living in a house that protects us from the elements, keeping us warm, dry, and cozy. Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky as you and I. There are many homeless people right here in our country. Some people live in a cardboard box on the street...... literally. There are millions of people around the world who live in poverty or disaster areas, and do not have a home to keep them comfortable and safe.
Spend a few minutes appreciating your roof and home today, along with the many things you have. And, also make a contribution to a homeless shelter, so others can come in out of the rain.
Happy National Roof Over Your Head Day!
Origin of National Roof Over Your Head Day:
Despite our diligent efforts, we have yet to find who created Roof Over Your Head, or Roof Over Your Head Day. Nor, did we find factual information about this day.
There was some reference to this as a "National Day". However, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.
This Day in History December 3
Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state. (1818)
The Duquesne Country and Athletic Club defeated 16–0, an all-star collection of early football players, in what is considered to be the very first all-star game for professional American football. (1898)
US President Theodore Roosevelt delivers a 20,000-word speech to the House of Representatives asking the Congress to curb the power of trusts "within reasonable limits". (1901)
The Jovian moon Himalia is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine at California's Lick Observatory. (1904)
Modern neon lighting is first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show. (1910)
After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, including two collapses causing 89 deaths, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic. (1919)
Putting Pants on Philip, the first Laurel and Hardy film, is released. (1927)
The musical Camelot debuted at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway, and would become associated with the Kennedy administration. (1960)
Berkeley Free Speech Movement: Police arrest over 800 students at the University of California, Berkeley, following their takeover and sit-in at the administration building in protest at the UC Regents' decision to forbid protests on UC property. (1964)
At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human (53-year-old Louis Washkansky). (1967)
An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley. He is shot twice, but plays a concert two days later. (1976)
In Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert. (1979)
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini becomes the first Supreme Leader of Iran. (1979)
A soil sample is taken from Times Beach, Missouri that will be found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin. (1982)
Bhopal Disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000–600,000 others (some 6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries) in one of the worst industrial disasters in history. (1984)
Cold War: In a meeting off the coast of Malta, US President George H. W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev release statements indicating that the cold war between NATO and The Soviet Union may be coming to an end. (1989)
UN Security Council Resolution 794 is unanimously passed, approving a coalition of United Nations peacekeepers led by the United States to form UNITAF, with the task of establishing peace and ensuring that humanitarian aid is distributed in Somalia. (1992)
The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching La Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo. (1992)
A test engineer for Sema Group uses a personal computer to send the world's first text message via the Vodafone network to the phone of a colleague. (1992)
In Ottawa, Canada, representatives from 121 countries sign The Ottawa treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines. The United States, People's Republic of China, and Russia do not sign the treaty, however. (1997)
Winter storms cause the Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, Washington, also closing a 20-mile portion of Interstate 5 for several days. At least eight deaths and billions of dollars in damages are blamed on the floods. (2007)