National Hat Day
When : Always January 15th
National Hat Day is set aside to wear and enjoy a hat of your choice and style. Isn't it great that hats come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles? There's one to fit every size head and personality. Often, hats are used to make a statement, or to promote a cause or a product.
Oh yeah... hats have logical uses, too. Some hats (Aka helmets), offer safety protection. Some hats keep your head warm, or the sun out of your eyes....how boring.
National Hat Day is not intended to just keep your noggin warm. Its a chance to make a statement and to display you favorite headgear. We suggest you wear a number of different hats over the course of the day.
Did you know? More body heat is lost from your head than other parts of the body. So, wearing a hat goes a long way towards staying warm on a cold winter's day (or night).
Origin of National Hat Day:
Its no doubt that National Hat Day was created by a hat loving individual or group.
There is no evidence to suggest that this is truly a "National" day, which requires an act of congress.
This Day in History January 15th
Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London, England. (1559)
American Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present day Vermont) declares its independence. (1777)
Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris goes before the U.S. Congress to recommend establishment of a national mint and decimal coinage. (1782)
War of 1812: American frigate USS President, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, is captured by a squadron of four British frigates. (1815)
University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana. (1844)
American Civil War: Fort Fisher in North Carolina falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy. (1865)
A political cartoon for the first time symbolizes the Democratic Party with a donkey ("A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" by Thomas Nast for Harper's Weekly). (1870)
The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia. (1889)
James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball. (1892)
The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority becomes the first Greek-letter organization founded and established by African American college women. (1908)
Construction ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming, United States, which was the highest dam in the world at the time, at 325 ft (99 m). (1910)
Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps at the end of the Spartacist uprising. (1919)
Boston Molasses Disaster: A large molasses tank in Boston, Massachusetts, bursts and a wave of molasses rushes through the streets, killing 21 people and injuring 150 others. (1919)
The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio. (1936)
World War II: The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins. (1943)
The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia. (1943)
The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short (The "Black Dahlia") is found in Los Angeles' Leimert Park. (1947)
Ilse Koch, "The Witch of Buchenwald", wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, is sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in West Germany. (1951)
The Derveni papyrus, Europe's oldest surviving manuscript dating to 340 BC, is found in northern Greece. (1962)
The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles, California. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35–10. (1967)
Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam. (1973)
Dennis Rader aka the BTK Killer kills his first victims by binding, torturing and murdering Joseph, Joseph II, Josephine and Julie Otero in their house. (1974)
Gerald Ford's would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison. (1976)
The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm. (1991)
Salvatore Riina, the Mafia boss known as "The Beast", is arrested in Sicily, Italy after three decades as a fugitive. (1993)
Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online. (2001)
ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the moon. (2005)
Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court, are executed by hanging in Iraq. (2007)
US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York, New York. All passengers and crew members survive. (2009)