When : Always February 9th
Toothache Day, one can only ask.... Why!?
Happy Toothache Day! There are a lot of bizarre days. Many celebrate funny or silly or strange events. But, we wonder why someone would want to celebrate a toothache!? Unfortunately, we have yet to uncover a website or any written documentation about this day.
We suggest you participate in this day by learning or reviewing the cause of toothache and tooth decay. Pass this education along to your kids. If you have a toothache today, by all means call your dentist.
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. And, the more perplexing question about this day is...why?
There is some speculation that this date was selected becasue it is the date that Hershey Corporation was founded.
Maybe this day celebrates the feast day of St Apollonia (d. 249). Apollonia is the patroness of dentists, and people suffering from toothache and other dental diseases often ask her intercession. She is pictured with a pair of pincers holding a tooth or with a golden tooth suspended from her necklace.
This Day in History February 9th
The Capture of Fort Rocher takes place during the Anglo-Spanish War. (1654)
American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion. (1775)
After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States. (1825)
American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama. (1861)
President Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau. (1870)
President Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency. (1889)
William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball. (1895)
The Davis Cup competition is established. (1900)
A group of meteors is visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth. (1913)
World War II: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war. (1942)
Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources. (1942)
World War II: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal. (1943)
World War II: The Battle of the Atlantic – HMS Venturer sinks U-864 off the coast of Fedje, Norway, in a rare instance of submarine-to-submarine combat. (1945)
World War II: A force of Allied aircraft unsuccessfully attacked a German destroyer in Førdefjorden, Norway. (1945)
Second Red Scare: Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists. (1950)
Korean War: Geochang massacre (1951)
The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR. (1959)
The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers. (1964)
Vietnam War: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam. (1965)
First test flight of the Boeing 747. (1969)
The Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California. (1971)
Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. (1971)
Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned Moon landing. (1971)
Voters in Lithuania vote for independence. (1991)
The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School. (2001)