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If Pets Had Thumbs Day

Monday, March 03, 2014

If Pets Had Thumbs Day

When : Always March 3rd

If Pets Had Thumbs Day leaves you wondering what would happen if.......

One thing that sets man apart from many other species on the planet is an opposable thumb. It allows us to do many things that other creatures can't do.

Now imagine what it would be like if your pet had thumbs. Do you get a clear image of your pet with thumbs? Are you seeing your pet doing things with their new thumb? If so, your mind is in spirit with today.

Note: If you have a pet monkey, you already know what it would be like for your pet to have thumbs.

Origin of "If Pets Had Thumbs Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

This Day in History March 3rd

American Revolutionary War: The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau. (1776)

American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army is routed at the Battle of Brier Creek near Savannah, Georgia. (1779)

The U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise. (1820)

Texans celebrate the first Texas Independence Day with the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence, officially broke Texas from Mexico, and creating the Republic of Texas. (1836)

Florida is admitted as the 27th U.S. state. (1845)

Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China. (1857)

Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs. (1861)

Opening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group. (1865)

Censorship in the United States: The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail. (1873)

The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette. (1875)

The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York. (1885)

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's phonograph cylinder. (1904)

Rockefeller Foundation: J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can devote all his time to philanthropy. (1910)

Thousands of women march in a suffrage parade in Washington, D.C. (1913)

NACA, the predecessor of NASA, is founded. (1915)

Germany, Austria and Russia sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk ending Russia's involvement in World War I, and leading to the independence of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. (1918)

TIME magazine is published for the first time. (1923)

The United States adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem. (1931)

Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia. (1938)

The Mallard the fastest steam driven train on the planet, was built by LNER Doncaster Works England (1938)

In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest at the autocratic rule in India. (1939)

World War II: Ten Japanese warplanes raid the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people. (1942)

World War II: In London, England, 173 people are killed in a crush while trying to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green tube station. (1943)

World War II: American and Filipino troops recapture Manila in the Philippines. (1945)

World War II: A former Armia Krajowa unit massacres at least 150 Ukrainian civilians in Pawłokoma, Poland. (1945)

World War II: The RAF accidentally bombs the Bezuidenhout neighbourhood in The Hague, Netherlands, killing 511 people. (1945)

Jackie Brenston, with Ike Turner and his band, records "Rocket 88", often cited as "the first rock and roll record", at Sam Phillips' recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee. (1951)

Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the lunar module. (1969)

Mohawk Airlines Flight 405 crashes as a result of a control malfunction and insufficient training in emergency procedures. (1972)

The USS Nautilus is decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register. (1980)

An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers. (1991)

The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction. (1997)

Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nations. (2002)

Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agree to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that forms InBev, the world's largest brewer. (2004)

Mayerthorpe tragedy: James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust at his property in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. It is the deadliest peace-time incident for the RCMP since 1885 and the North-West Rebellion. (2005)

Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling. (2005)
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