Clam on the Half Shell Day
When : Always March 31st
Today is Clam on the Half Shell Day. Boy, the world really needs a day like today. You must be elated that someone was smart enough, and had the insight, to create this day for us to enjoy and savor.
We hope that you like clams. Because, the objective of the day is to enjoy clams on the half shell. If you don't like clams, don't be sad or disappointed. Today, is also Bunsen Burner Day. And, tomorrow is a brand new day!
Don't hide in your shell today. Don't clam up. Get out and celebrate this special day!
Origin of Clam on the Half Shell Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.
This Day in History March 31st
Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade. Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade. (1146)
Queen Isabella of Castille issues the Alhambra decree, ordering her 150,000 Jewish and Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity or face expulsion. (1492)
A sermon on "The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ" by Benjamin Hoadly, the Bishop of Bangor, provokes the Bangorian Controversy. (1717)
American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain orders the port of Boston, Massachusetts closed pursuant to the Boston Port Act. (1774)
Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Treaty of Kanagawa with the Japanese government, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade. (1854)
The Eiffel Tower is officially opened. (1889)
Richard Pearse allegedly makes a powered flight in an early aircraft. (1903)
The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (later the National Collegiate Athletic Association) is established to set rules for college sports in the United States. (1906)
Construction of the ill fated RMS Titanic begins. (1909)
The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands. (1917)
Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time. (1918)
The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty eight years. (1930)
TWA Flight 599 crashes near Bazaar, Kansas, killing eight, including University of Notre Dame head football coach Knute Rockne. (1931)
The Civilian Conservation Corps is established with the mission of relieving rampant unemployment in the United States. (1933)
World War II: Japanese forces invade Christmas Island, then a British possession. (1942)
World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1, the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft, to the Americans, the first to fall into Allied hands. (1945)
The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada. (1949)
Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau. (1951)
The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon. (1966)
Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit. (1970)
The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad operates its final train after being ordered to liquidate its assets because of bankruptcy and debts owed to creditors. (1980)
The first WrestleMania, the biggest wrestling event from the WWE (then the WWF), takes place in Madison Square Garden in New York. (1985)
The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California. (1992)
Selena, an American singer, was murdered by her friend and employee of her boutiques Yolanda Saldívar who was embezzling money from the establishments. The event was named "Black Friday" by Hispanics. (1995)
Iraq War in Anbar Province - In Fallujah, Iraq, four American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed after being ambushed. (2004)