No Housework Day
When : Always April 7th
No Housework Day is your chance to do anything, except housework. Better still, have someone else do the chores for a day. Housework is a daily, seemingly endless and repetitive groups of tasks. It often goes unrecognized and worst of all..... taken for granted. But, watch out! If the dishes aren't done, or there's no clean towels, somebody notices.
There's two ways to celebrate this day:
If you normally do the housework around the house, cease and desist for this day. Instead, kick back and enjoy the day. Relax and do anything, except housework.
If you are a spouse or significant other, do the housework for your mate. It gives her (or him) a break from the housework. And, you just might get an appreciation of how much work it takes to keep up the house.
Origin of No Housework Day:
Our research did not uncover a particular person who started this day, or when it was first celebrated.
We're pretty sure it originated by someone who was a wee bit tired of doing the daily chores, and just needed a day off. Most likely, they threw up their hands and said something like "That's it! I'm taking a day off from all of this work".
Whoever the genius was who first created this day, we salute you!
This Day in History April 7th
Attila the Hun sacks the town of Metz and attacks other cities in Gaul. (451)
Maya king Uneh Chan of Calakmul sacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico. (611)
Empress Matilda, became the first female ruler of England, adopting the title 'Lady of the English' (1141)
Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies. (1541)
American Pioneers to the Northwest Territory arrive at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers, establishing Marietta, Ohio, as the first permanent American settlement of the new United States in the Northwest Territory, and opening the westward expansion of the new country. (1788)
The Mississippi Territory is organized from disputed territory claimed by both the United States and Spain. It is expanded in 1804 and again in 1812. (1798)
Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Corps of Discovery breaks camp among the Mandan tribe and resumes its journey West along the Missouri River. (1805)
John Walker, an English chemist, sells the first friction match that he had invented the previous year. (1827)
Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, commences translation of the Book of Mormon, with Oliver Cowdery as his scribe. (1829)
American Civil War: Battle of Shiloh ends – the Union Army under General Ulysses S. Grant defeats the Confederates near Shiloh, Tennessee. (1862)
Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by the Irish, in one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and the only one of a federal politician. (1868)
Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples. (1906)
Teapot Dome scandal: United States Secretary of the Interior leases Teapot Dome petroleum reserves in Wyoming. (1922)
First distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover). (1927)
Prohibition in the United States is repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, eight months before the ratification of the XXI amendment. (1933)
Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp. (1940)
Holocaust: In Terebovlia, Ukraine, Germans order 1,100 Jews to undress to their underwear and march through the city of Terebovlia to the nearby village of Plebanivka where they are shot dead and buried in ditches. (1943)
World War II: The Japanese battleship Yamato, the largest battleship ever constructed, is sunk by American planes 200 miles north of Okinawa while en route to a suicide mission in Operation Ten-Go. (1945)
The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations. (1948)
IBM announces the System/360. (1964)
Film critic Roger Ebert published his very first film review in the Chicago Sun-Times. (1967)
The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1. (1969)
President Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam. (1971)
Development of the neutron bomb is canceled by President Jimmy Carter. (1978)
The United States severs relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. (1980)
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declares a moratorium on the deployment of middle-range missiles in Europe. (1985)
Soviet submarine Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway killing 42 sailors. (1989)
Iran Contra Affair: John Poindexter is found guilty of five charges for his part in the scandal (the conviction is later reversed on appeal). (1990)
The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas. (1999)
U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later. (2003)