Lumpy Rug Day
When: Always on May 3rd
Lumpy Rug Day is intended to appreciate a good rug. A rug should be smooth, even, and definitely not lumpy. Many of us stretch out on a rug to watch TV, play games, and even catch 40 winks. If the rug is lumpy, you'll know it.
There are a number of ways to enjoy Lumpy Rug Day:
If you have a lumpy rug, toss it out and get a nice, lump-less rug.
If you once had a lumpy rug, take a minute to remember the soft, comfortable feel of the new rug when it arrived.
If you never had a lumpy rug, count your blessings. You don't know what you're missing.
Origin of Lumpy Rug Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History May 3rd
Christopher Columbus discovers "St Iago". It is later renamed Jamaica. (1494)
Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city. (1802)
The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway is opened. It's the first steam hauled passenger railway to issue season tickets and include a tunnel. (1830)
American adventurer William Walker departs from San Francisco with about 60 men to conquer Nicaragua. (1855)
The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island. (1867)
Labatt Park, the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world has its first game. (1877)
The Great Fire of 1901 begins in Jacksonville, Florida. (1901)
The poem In Flanders Fields is written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. (1915)
West Virginia becomes the first state to legislate a broad sales tax, but does not implement it until a number of years later due to enforcement issues. (1921)
Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut with 3 hits for the NY Yankees. (1936)
Gone with the Wind, a novel by Margaret Mitchell, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. (1937)
World War II: Japanese naval troops invade Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands during the first part of Operation Mo that results in the Battle of the Coral Sea between Japanese forces and forces from the United States and Australia. (1942)
The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Shelley v. Kraemer that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities are legally unenforceable. (1948)
The United States Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees begin their closed door hearings into the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur by U.S. President Harry Truman. (1951)
The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time, on the CBS network. (1952)
Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California. (1957)
The Off-Broadway musical comedy, The Fantasticks, opens in New York City's Greenwich Village, eventually becoming the longest-running musical of all time. (1960)
The Anne Frank House museum opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (1960)
The police force in Birmingham, Alabama switches tactics and responds with violent force to stop the "Birmingham campaign" protesters. Images of the violent suppression are transmitted worldwide, bringing new-found attention to the African-American Civil Rights Movement. (1963)
The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1,451 feet as the world's tallest building. (1973)
The first unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail (which would later become known as "spam") is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States. (1978)
A crash by Bobby Allison at the Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama fencing at the start-finish line would lead NASCAR to develop the restrictor plate for the following season both at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega. (1987)
The southwestern portion of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is devastated by an F5 tornado, killing forty-five people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado is one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak. This tornado also produces the highest wind speed ever recorded, measured at 301 +/- 20 mph (484 +/- 32 km/h). (1999)
The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947. (2001)
New Hampshire's famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses. (2003)