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Run it Up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Run it Up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day



Date When Celebrated: Always January 2nd

"Run it up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes" is an expression. It means to float an idea to see what people think, or if they notice. The term is commonly used in advertising and print media.

Run it Up the Flagpole to See if Anyone Salutes Day is set aside to allow people to do just that. Be creative today. Use this day to try and test new ideas and concepts. Don't limit the ideas to business applications. In your personal life, try out a new dress or clothing style, perhaps a different haircut. Or, maybe buy a new houseflag and run it up the flagpole to see if anyone salutes...or even notices.



Origin of Run it Up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day:
We discovered no substantial information about the origin of this day. Because this is a common expression, we suspect someone decided there should be a day dedicated to express or display new ideas, and concepts, etc. And, there's no better time to try something new than early in the New Year. So, January 2nd is a good day for Run it Up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day.

This Day in History January 2nd

Mercurius becomes Pope John II, the first pope to adopt a new name upon elevation to the papacy. (533)

American Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey. (1777)

Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution. (1788)

Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War. (1791)

Reassertion of British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. (1833)

The discovery of the planet Vulcan is announced at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris, France. (1860)


American Statesman and diplomat John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China. (1900)

A gun battle in the East End of London left two dead and sparked a political row over the involvement of then-Home Secretary Winston Churchill. (1911)

The second Palmer Raid takes place with another 6,000 suspected communists and anarchists arrested and held without trial. These raids take place in several U.S. cities. (1920)

Angered by the anti-clerical provisions of the Mexican Constitution of 1917, Catholic rebels in Mexico rebelled against the government. (1927)

Bruno Hauptmann goes on trial for the murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh. (1935)

World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. (1941)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) convicts 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history—the Duquesne Spy Ring. (1942)

World War II: Manila, Philippines is captured by Japanese forces. (1942)

World War II: Nuremberg, Germany (in German, Nürnberg) is severely bombed by Allied forces. (1945)

Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union. (1959)

Vietnam War: The Viet Cong wins its first major victory in the Battle of Ap Bac. (1963)

Ronald Reagan sworn in as Governor of California (1967)

United States President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo. (1974)

The Gale of January 1976 begins, which results in coastal flooding around the southern North Sea coasts, resulting in at least 82 deaths and US$1.3 billion in damage. (1976)

One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. (1981)

Sri Lankan Civil War: The Sri Lanka Navy kill 35-100 civilians on the Jaffna Lagoon. (1993)

A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, Illinois, where temperatures plunge to -13 °F (-25 °C); 68 deaths are reported. (1999)

Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that are returned to Earth. (2004)

An explosion in a coal mine in Sago, West Virginia traps and kills 12 miners, while leaving one miner in critical condition. (2006)
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HANSBRINK 1/2/2014 9:44PM

  Haven't heard this expression in a long time.

thanks for the history tidbits.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/2/2014 5:48PM

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ROCKYCPA 1/2/2014 10:09AM

    Very interesting historical facts - thanks for sharing!

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