Hug Your Cat Day
When : June 4th
Today is Hug Your Cat Day. Go ahead and give your cat a big, furry hug.
Cat lovers can really get into this day. If you're a cat lover, you can really appreciate the warm, cozy feeling you get when you curl up on a couch or chair, and hug your cat. The only problem is, your cat will most likely only allow a brief hug before sauntering away. If your cat is a true hugger, count your blessings.
Dog lovers...sorry, but hugging your dog will not suffice. If you are going to be "into" this day, you simply must hug a cat...your cat.
You don't have a cat? You can correct this today. The month of June is "Adopt a Cat Month".
The Origin of Hug Your Cat Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did extensive research, as there are several dates referenced for this special day. Unfortunately, we found no content or factual information.
Varying sources refer to this day on a number of dates in both May and June. June 4th is the most commonly noted date. In addition, June is National Adopt a Cat Month. So, it seems more logical to celebrate this day in June (rather than May).
This Day in History June 4th
Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada, taken from the Acadians. (1760)
The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon). (1783)
Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for the Kingdom of Great Britain. (1792)
Following Louisiana's admittance as a U.S. state, the Louisiana Territory is renamed the Missouri Territory. (1812)
General Lafayette, a French officer in the American Revolutionary War, speaks at what would become Lafayette Square, Buffalo, during his visit to the United States. (1825)
Major Henry C. Wayne departs New York aboard the USS Supply to procure camels to establish the U.S. Camel Corps. (1855)
American Civil War: Confederate troops evacuate Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River, leaving the way clear for Union troops to take Memphis, Tennessee. (1862)
An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, California, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after leaving New York City. (1876)
Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run. (1896)
Massachusetts becomes the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage. (1912)
The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for biography (for Julia Ward Howe). Jean Jules Jusserand receives the first Pulitzer for history for his work With Americans of Past and Present Days. Herbert B. Swope receives the first Pulitzer for journalism for his work for the New York World. (1917)
Women's rights: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification. (1919)
Holocaust: The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, in the United States, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Nazi concentration camps. (1939)
World War II: The Dunkirk evacuation ends – British forces complete evacuation of 338,000 troops from Dunkirk in France. To rally the morale of the country, Winston Churchill delivers his famous "We shall fight on the beaches" speech. (1940)
World War II: The Battle of Midway begins. The Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo orders a strike on Midway Island by much of the Imperial Japanese navy. (1942)
World War II: A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captures the German submarine U-505 – the first time a U.S. Navy vessel had captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century. (1944)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous Power of Nonviolence speech at the University of California, Berkeley. (1957)
In the Vienna summit, the Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev sparks the Berlin Crisis by threatening to sign a separate peace treaty with East Germany and ending American, British and French access to East Berlin. (1961)
Duane Earl Pope robs the Farmers' State Bank of Big Springs, Nebraska, killing three people execution-style and severely wounding a fourth. The crime later puts Pope on the FBI Ten Most Wanted list. (1965)
During Ten Cent Beer Night, inebriated Cleveland Indians fans start a riot, causing the game to be forfeited to the Texas Rangers. (1974)
The Governor of California Jerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act into law, the first law in the U.S. giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights. (1975)
Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing. (1998)
Marvin Heemeyer's eventually suicidal protest rampage with an improvised bulletproofed bulldozer destroys 13 buildings in Granby, Colorado, including the town hall. (2004)
The Diamond Jubilee Concert is held outside Buckingham Palace on The Mall, London. Organised by Gary Barlow, the concert is part of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. (2012)