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Sorry Charlie Day

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Sorry Charlie Day

Date When Observed : Always on April 6th

Have you ever been rejected? For anything? Sure you have! We all have. Sorry Charlie Day is for all of us who have been spurned, and yet somehow survived it.

Take a minute today and reflect upon a past dejection. Then, smile with he realization that "_ _ it all of us!"

Origin of Sorry Charlie Day
Our extensive research on this day came up with no substantial information around the history or origin of this day. We did find this day listed on many Ecard websites.

Someone suggested this day comes from Charlie, the Starkist Tuna. But, the saying "Sorry Charlie" did not begin with a tuna.

This Day in History April 6th

Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus. (46 BC)

King Richard I of England dies from an infection following the removal of an arrow from his shoulder. (1199)

One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place. (1580)

At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town. (1652)

The New York Slave Revolt of 1712 begins near Broadway. (1712)

American Revolutionary War: Ships of the Continental Navy fail in their attempt to capture a Royal Navy dispatch boat. (1776)

John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America's first millionaire. (1808)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the original church of the Latter Day Saint movement, is organized by Joseph Smith, Jr. and others at Fayette or Manchester, New York. (1830)

The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints—later renamed Community of Christ—is organized by Joseph Smith III and others at Amboy, Illinois (1860)

First performance of Arthur Sullivan's debut success, his suite of incidental music for The Tempest, leading to a career that included the famous Gilbert and Sullivan operas. (1861)

American Civil War: The Battle of Shiloh begins – in Tennessee, forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant meet Confederate troops led by General Albert Sidney Johnston. (1862)

American Civil War: The Battle of Sayler's Creek – Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia fights its last major battle while in retreat from Richmond, Virginia. (1865)

The Grand Army of the Republic, an American patriotic organization composed of Union veterans of the American Civil War, is founded. It lasts until 1956. (1866)

Thomas Green Clemson dies, bequeathing his estate to the State of South Carolina to establish Clemson Agricultural College. (1888)

Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is dedicated by Wilford Woodruff. (1893)

Oscar Wilde is arrested in the Cadogan Hotel, London after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry. (1895)

In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I. (1896)

Robert Peary and Matthew Henson reach the North Pole. (1909)

World War I: The United States declares war on Germany. (1917)

Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines). (1926)

Huey P. Long Governor of Louisiana is impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives. (1929)

Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, "With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire," beginning the Salt Satyagraha. (1930)

World War II: Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece). (1941)

World War II: Sarajevo is liberated from German and Croatian forces by the Yugoslav Partisans. (1945)

World War II: the Battle of Slater's Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end. (1945)

The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement. (1947)

Launch of Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit. (1965)

Vietnam War: Easter Offensive – American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments. (1972)

The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter. (1973)

Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India. (1998)

Travelers Group announces an agreement to undertake the $76 billion merger between Travelers and Citicorp, and the merger is completed on October 8, of that year, forming Citibank. (1998)

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