Create a Vacuum Day
When : Always February 4th
Create a Vacuum Day just might leave you in an empty void. We found no factual information or records about this day. So, we can only speculate to its cause..........
Theory #1: A hard working housewife, frustrated over her vacuuming chores, declared a day to commemorate the chore of vacuuming. The hole in this theory is that the day would likely be simply called "Vacuum Day" or "No Vacuuming Day". Why include the word "Create" in the title? This led us to........
Theory #2: A (mad!?) scientist created this day to celebrate the creation of a vacuum during laboratory work. But, isn't this routine scientific work!? We think so. Therefore, it led us to..............
Theory#3: Someone desperately in need of a simpler life, conceived this day. They wanted to create a vacuum that would suck all of the daily work, chores and clutter out of their life. If only for one day, they would be freed to enjoy the simple life of leisure. Now, here's a theory that really makes sense for today!
However you choose to commemorate this day, we hope it's a good one!
Origin of Create a Vacuum Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We can offer two theories about what happened to the original documentation of this day:
1. As the originators were creating a vacuum in their laboratory, the records were caught up in the void.
2. The originators were vacuuming their home, and the papers were sucked up along with the dust bunnies.
This Day in History February 4th
George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College. (1789)
The French legislature abolishes slavery throughout all territories of the French Republic. It will be reestablished in the French West Indies in 1802. (1794)
John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States. (1801)
The Chilean Navy under the command of Lord Cochrane completes the 2-day long Capture of Valdivia with just 300 men and 2 ships. (1820)
The Ohio Legislature authorizes the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Miami and Erie Canal. (1825)
The first Mormon pioneers make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Utah Territory. (1846)
American Civil War: In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America. (1861)
The Philippine–American War begins with the Battle of Manila. (1899)
Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically. (1936)
The United Service Organization (USO) is created to entertain American troops. (1941)
World War II: Santo Tomas Internment Camp is liberated from Japanese authority (1945)
World War II: The Yalta Conference between the "Big Three" (Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin) opens at the Livadia Palace in the Crimea. (1945)
Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth. (1948)
Lunar Orbiter program: Lunar Orbiter 3 lifts off from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 13 on its mission to identify possible landing sites for the Surveyor and Apollo spacecraft. (1967)
Yasser Arafat takes over as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization. (1969)
The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California. (1974)
In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000. (1976)
A Chicago Transit Authority elevated train rear-ends another and derails, killing 11 and injuring 180, the worst accident in the agency's history. (1977)
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Banisadr as president of Iran. (1980)
Major snowstorm paralyzes Midwestern United States, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and ties all-time record low temperature at -26 °F (-32.2 °C) (1996)
Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city. (1999)
Facebook, a mainstream online social networking site, is founded by Mark Zuckerberg. (2004)