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Toothache Day

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Toothache Day

When : Always February 9th

Toothache Day, one can only ask.... Why!?

There's a lot of bizarre days. Many celebrate funny or silly or strange events. But, we wonder why someone would want to celebrate a toothache!? Unfortunately, we have yet to uncover a website or any written documentation about this day.

We suggest you participate in this day by learning or reviewing the cause of toothache and tooth decay. Pass this education along to your kids. If you have a toothache today, by all means call your dentist.

Origin of Toothache Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. And, the more perplexing question about this day is...why?

There is some speculation that this date was selected becasue it is the date that Hershey Corporation was founded.

Maybe this day celebrates the feast day of St Apollonia (d. 249). Apollonia is the patroness of dentists, and people suffering from toothache and other dental diseases often ask her intercession. She is pictured with a pair of pincers holding a tooth or with a golden tooth suspended from her necklace.

This Day in History February 9
Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake. (1555)
Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation. (1621)
The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion. (1775)
After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States. (1825)
President Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau. (1870)
William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball. (1895)
Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources. (1942)
Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists. (1950)
The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers. (1964)
The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam. (1965)
The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School. (2001)
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