When : Always December 13
Violin Day is today. Pick up your stratovarius, and let's play make some sweet music together. The violin is a classy musical instrument.
Those who play this instrument, can create some awesome music. If you are a violinist, we salute you.
On this special day, you should:
Pick up the violin and play a few songs
Take steps to start playing the violin
Attend a symphonic orchestra event, or a violin concerto
Origin of Violin Day:
We found no factual information about the origin of Violin Day. We did not find any information on the creator of this special day. We can speculate as to how this day was created. And, we have a very logical hypothesis. It is the Christmas holiday season. Schools hold holiday musical concerts. One of the violin concerts was likely the origin of Violin Day.
This Day in History December 13
Sir Francis Drake sets sail from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage. (1577)
The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. This organization is recognized today as the founding of the National Guard of the United States. (1636)
Dartmouth College is founded by Reverend Eleazar Wheelock, with a royal charter from King George III, on land donated by Royal governor John Wentworth. (1769)
Dr. Ephraim McDowell performed the first ovariotomy, removing a 22 pound tumor. (1809)
American Civil War: At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats the Union Major General Ambrose Burnside. (1862)
The Clip-on tie is created. (1928)
The Holocaust: The Neuengamme concentration camp opens in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg, Germany. (1938)
World War II: Battle of the River Plate – Captain Hans Langsdorff of the German Deutschland class cruiser (pocket battleship) Admiral Graf Spee engages with Royal Navy cruisers HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax and HMNZS Achilles. (1939)
World War II: The Kingdom of Hungary and Kingdom of Romania declare war on the United States. (1941)
World War II: The Massacre of Kalavryta by German occupying forces in Greece. (1943)
The Knesset votes to move the capital of Israel to Jerusalem. (1949)
NASA launches Relay 1, the first active repeater communications satellite in orbit. (1962)
Apollo program: Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt begin the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) or "Moonwalk" of Apollo 17. To date they are the last humans to set foot on the Moon. (1972)
A DC-3 aircraft chartered from the Indianapolis, Indiana-based National Jet crashes near Evansville Regional Airport, killing 29, including the University of Evansville basketball team, support staff and boosters of the team. (1977)
General Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland to prevent dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity. (1981)
Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization Yasser Arafat gives a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland after the United States authorities refused to give him a visa to enter the United States. (1988)
The "Texas Seven" escape from the John B. Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas and go on a robbery spree, during which police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot and killed. (2000)
Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit (Operation Red Dawn).
Murder-suicide in the city of Liège (Belgium), killing 6 and wounding 125 people at a Christmas market. (2011)