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Hug a Newsman Day

Friday, April 04, 2014

Hug a Newsman Day

When : Always April 4th

Hug a Newsman Day gives you the opportunity to give a great, big hug to your local newsperson. C'mon, admit it. You've watched your cute newsman day in and day out. You've always told your self if you ever see him, you would give him a great, big hug. Well, today is your opportunity.

Any questions on how to celebrate this day?

Important Note: Today is also a day to hug a news "woman". They wouldn't want to be left out of this very special day.

Origin of "Hug a Newsman Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Seems obvious that this day was created either by a newsman, or by someone who wanted to hug a newsman.

This Day in History April 4th

According to the Fasti Triumphales, Roman consul Agrippa Menenius Lanatus celebrated a triumph for a military victory over the Sabines. (503 BC)

First historical record of Moscow. (1147)

Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world. (1581)

In London, England, Great Britain, Philip Astley stages the first modern circus. (1768)

Georges Cuvier delivered his first paleontological lecture at École Centrale du Pantheon of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle on living and fossil remains of elephants and related species, founding the science of Paleontology. (1796)

U.S. President James Madison enacts a ninety-day embargo on trade with the United Kingdom. (1812)

The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20). (1818)

William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia becoming the first President of the United States to die in office and with the shortest term served. (1841)

Los Angeles, California is incorporated as a city. (1850)

Bryant's Minstrels debut "Dixie" in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show. (1859)

American Civil War: A day after Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate capital. (1865)

The Kennel Club is founded, the oldest and first official registry of purebred dogs in the world. (1873)

Argonia, Kansas elects Susanna M. Salter as the first female mayor in the United States. (1887)

The Greek aviator Emmanouil Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot to die in the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes. (1913)

U.S. Navy airship, USS Akron, is wrecked off the New Jersey coast due to severe weather. (1933)

World War II: First bombardment of oil refineries in Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians. (1944)

World War II: American troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany. (1945)

World War II: American troops capture Kassel. (1945)

Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. (1949)

The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. (1964)

Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" speech in New York City's Riverside Church. (1967)

Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Robert F. Kennedy's speech on the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968)

Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart. (1969)

The World Trade Center in New York is officially dedicated. (1973)

A Lockheed C-141 Starlifter, dubbed the Hanoi Taxi, makes the last flight of Operation Homecoming. (1973)

Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico (1975)

Vietnam War: Operation Baby Lift – A United States Air Force Lockheed C-5A Galaxy transporting orphans, crashes near Saigon, South Vietnam shortly after takeoff; 172 die. (1975)

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force mounts an attack on H-3 Airbase and destroys about 50 Iraqi aircraft. (1981)

Space Shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into space (STS-6). (1983)

President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons. (1984)

Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their airplane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania. (1991)

Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark found Netscape Communications Corporation under the name "Mosaic Communications Corporation". (1994)

More than 70 people are killed in a building collapse in Thane, India. (2013)
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