Best Friend Day
When : Always June 8th
Best Friend Day is a time to enjoy and appreciate your best friend. It's a day to honor and cherish the relationship.
If you're lucky, you have a best friend. If you are real lucky, you have a number of best friends. Best friends are very, very special people. You spend countless hours with your best friend going to events and activities, or just hanging out. You share secrets, hopes, dreams, aspirations, and disappointments with your best friend.
Some folks say you can only have one best friend. This author disagrees. You can have a couple at the same time, or several over time. Friends come and go for a variety of reasons. It's the result of many things, including moving, changing schools or jobs, and more. We hope that you are lucky enough to have a number of best friends over the years.
Celebrate Best Friend Day by:
Spending time with your best friend
Making efforts to find a best friend(if you don't currently have one)
Giving a small gift or card to your best friend
Calling an old best friend that you've lost touch with
The Origin of Best Friend Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History June 8th
American Revolutionary War: Battle of Trois-Rivières – American attackers are driven back at Trois-Rivières, Quebec. (1776)
James Madison introduces twelve proposed amendments to the United States Constitution in the House of Representatives; by 1791, ten of them are ratified by the state legislatures and become the Bill of Rights; another is eventually ratified in 1992 to become the 27th Amendment. (1789)
American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union. (1861)
American Civil War: Battle of Cross Keys – Confederate forces under General Stonewall Jackson save the Army of Northern Virginia from a Union assault on the James Peninsula led by General George B. McClellan. (1862)
Herman Hollerith applies for US patent #395,791 for the 'Art of Applying Statistics' – his punched card calculator. (1887)
Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value. (1906)
Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures. (1912)
World War II: the completion of Operation Alphabet, the evacuation of Allied forces from Narvik at the end of the Norwegian Campaign. (1940)
World War II: Allies invade Syria and Lebanon. (1941)
World War II: The Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle. (1942)
Milton Berle hosts the debut of Texaco Star Theater. (1948)
The celebrities Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members. (1949)
George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published. (1949)
An F-104 Starfighter collides with XB-70 Valkyrie prototype no. 2, destroying both planes during a photo shoot near Edwards Air Force Base. Joseph A. Walker, a NASA pilot, and Carl Cross, a United States Air Force test pilot, are both killed. (1966)
Robert F. Kennedy's funeral takes place at the Basilica of St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City. (1968)
Vietnam War: The Associated Press photographer Nick Ut takes his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a naked 9-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc running down a road after being burned by napalm. (1972)
The downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia. (1995)
At least 7 people are killed and 10 injured in a stabbing spree in Tokyo, Japan. (2008)
Two American journalists are found guilty of illegally entering North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of penal labor. (2009)