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Umbrella Day

Sunday, February 10, 2013

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When : Always February 10th

Umbrella Day is in honor of one of the world's most invaluable inventions. On a rainy, day, we are sure glad that someone was smart enough to invent it. It's also increasingly popular to use umbrellas to shade ourselves from harmful UV radiation, and the heat of the sun.

Umbrellas come in all sorts of sizes, colors, shapes, and, designs. Businesses and organizations use them for advertising. The smallest umbrellas fit inside a purse or glove compartment. Golf umbrellas are popular sizes. Then, there are lawn and beach umbrellas. There's one (or two) made just for you.

Celebrate Umbrella Day in a couple of ways. First, make sure your umbrella is handy. Second, use it, or walk around with it. If you don't have an umbrella, isn't it time to get one?

Origin of Umbrella Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

This Day in History February 10
The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain. (1763)
Jefferson Davis is notified by telegraph that he has been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America. (1861)
The YWCA is founded in New York City. (1870)
Glenn Miller receives the first ever gold record for selling a million copies of a song. And the song....."The Chattanooga Choo Choo" (1942)

President Dwight Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam. (1954)
The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified. (1967)
Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party. (1989)
Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon such a law. (1998)
The communication satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos-2251 collide in orbit, destroying both. (2009)
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    I have bought and lost more umbrellas than I can even remember..... I always have 2 or 3 around the house and always take one with me on hot sunny days (as well as the wet ones)
    1895 days ago
    25th Amendment - Speaker of the House after the Vice President.

    I think Alexander Haig ( 'I am in control' ) forgot this one.
    The Reagan assassination attempt occurred on Monday, March 30, 1981.
    1896 days ago
    It's good to always keep one handy, rain or shine!
    1896 days ago
    Keep an umbrella in my car. Don't need it much now since I live in a desert.
    1896 days ago
  • PMAY0313
    1896 days ago
    This one makes me smile! I love umbrellas....even parasoles! emoticon
    1896 days ago
    surprised it isiin winter rather than spring
    1897 days ago
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