Middle Name Pride Day
When : Always March 10th
Middle Name Pride Day honors the seldom used middle name that often sets you apart from others. It was selected with care, so you should be proud of it.
Here's two big reasons to be proud of your middle name:
First, there are plenty of John Smiths and and Mary Jones. Its the middle name your parents gave you that makes your name unique.
Second, your parents chose your middle name with great care. It often was selected to honor a friend or relative. That person may have possessed certain characteristics that they want you to inherit.
Do you know why your were given your middle name? If not, todays the day to find out. If it was in honor of someone, find out a little more about that person.
We encourage you to enjoy your middle name on Middle Name Pride Day, and every day!
Note: Middle Name Pride Day is uniquely different from Name Yourself Day. (April 9)
Origin of "Middle Name Pride Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History March 10th
French Huguenot Jean Calas, who had been wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform. (1762)
Louisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States. (1804)
Napoleon I of France is defeated at the Battle of Laon in France. (1814)
Crossing of the Andes: A group of royalist scouts is captured during the Action of Juncalito. (1816)
The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis Philippe to support his war in Algeria. (1831)
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified by the United States Senate, ending the Mexican–American War. (1848)
Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you." (1876)
Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching. (1891)
The Courrières mine disaster, Europe's worst ever, kills 1099 miners in Northern France. (1906)
Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, only to be released after nearly two years for an appendicitis operation. (1922)
An earthquake in Long Beach, California kills 115 people and causes an estimated $40 million in damage. (1933)
The U.S. Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting conflagration kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians. (1945)
Fulgencio Batista leads a successful coup in Cuba and appoints himself as the "provisional president". (1952)
Military Prime Minister of South Vietnam Nguyen Cao Ky sacked rival General Nguyen Chanh Thi, precipitating large-scale civil and military dissension in parts of the nation. (1966)
Vietnam War: Battle of Lima Site 85, concluding the 11th with largest single ground combat loss of United States Air Force members (12) during that war. (1968)
In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He later unsuccessfully attempts to retract his plea. (1969)
Vietnam War: Captain Ernest Medina is charged by the U.S. Military with My Lai war crimes. (1970)
Vietnam War: North Vietnamese troops attack Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam, on their way to capturing Saigon. (1975)
Rings of Uranus: Astronomers discover rings around Uranus. (1977)
Madeira School headmistress Jean Harris shoots and kills Scarsdale diet doctor Herman Tarnower (1980)
The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom. (2000)
Tung Chee Hwa resigns from his post as the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong after widespread public dissatisfaction of his tenure. (2005)
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars. (2006)