Fatigue Syndrome Day
When: Always on May 12th
Fatigue Syndrome Day is quite a tiring day.
Today recognizes the fact that sometimes life is just too tiring. Perhaps you're tired because you are not getting enough sleep. Perhaps, you're stressed out. Some people experience chronic fatigue from worrying, or due to problems. These are all common causes of persistent fatigue. Whatever the cause, use today to identify it, and to correct it.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is actually a disorder. If you are always tired or fatigued, perhaps its time to visit your general practitioner!? Use today to place that call, and to make an appointment.
Suggested Activities for Today:
Go right back to bed
Take a nap
Take a siesta
Use up a vacation day
Cancel activities for the day
Get the picture, get into the day!
Did you Know? Lack of exercise can contribute to fatigue.
Origin of Fatigue Syndrome Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History May 12th
National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, is founded in Lima, Peru. (1551)
American Revolutionary War: In the largest defeat of the Continental Army, Charleston, South Carolina is taken by British forces. (1780)
U.S. federal troops occupy Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (1862)
American Civil War: Battle of Raymond: two divisions of James B. McPherson's XVII Corps (ACW) turn the left wing of Confederate General John C. Pemberton's defensive line on Fourteen Mile Creek, opening up the interior of Mississippi to the Union Army during the Vicksburg Campaign. (1863)
American Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House: thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers die in "the Bloody Angle". (1864)
American Civil War: the Battle of Palmito Ranch: the first day of the last major land action to take place during the Civil War, resulting in a Confederate victory. (1865)
The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15. (1870)
The Italian-built airship Norge becomes the first vessel to fly over the North Pole. (1926)
Ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Jr., is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs' home. (1932)
The Agricultural Adjustment Act is enacted to restrict agricultural production by paying farmers subsidies. (1933)
Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith (founders of Alcoholics Anonymous) meet for the first time in Akron, Ohio, at the home of Henrietta Siberling. (1935)
The Duke and Duchess of York are crowned as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at a ceremony in Westminster Abbey. (1937)
Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin. (1941)
World War II: The U.S. tanker Virginia was torpedoed in the mouth of the Mississippi River by the German U-Boat U-507. (1942)
The Holocaust: 1,500 Jews are sent to gas chambers in Auschwitz. (1942)
The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin. (1949)
A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada. (1958)
Vietnam War: North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces attack Australian troops defending Fire Support Base Coral, east of Lai Khe in South Vietnam on the night of 12/13 May, resulting in heavy casualties on both sides and beginning the Battle of Coral–Balmoral. (1968)
Mayagüez incident: the Cambodian navy seizes the American merchant ship SS Mayaguez in international waters. (1975)
In Zaire, rebels occupy the city of Kolwezi, the mining center of the province of Shaba (now known as Katanga). The local government asks the U.S.A., France and Belgium to restore order. (1978)
During a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal, security guards overpower Juan María Fernández y Krohn before he can attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet. Krohn, an ultraconservative Spanish priest opposed to the Vatican II reforms, believed that the Pope had to be killed for being an "agent of Moscow". (1982)
Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution. (2002)
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducts the largest-ever raid of a workplace in Postville, Iowa, arresting nearly 400 immigrants for identity theft and document fraud. (2008)