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Lucky Penny Day

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lucky Penny Day

When: Always on May 23rd

It's Lucky Penny Day. Perhaps a Lucky Penny will be lucky for you today.

Taken at face value, a penny doesn't buy you much, if anything. It used to. During your parents and grandparents days, a penny bought a lot of things. Most notably, Penny Candy got its name because a piece of candy cost a penny. Inflation year after year after year, eroded the penny's value. There has even been some discussion as to whether to discontinue the penny....Heaven forbid!

The penny still serves a very useful purpose... at least some of them are lucky pennies. Lucky pennies are found on the ground. Not all of the pennies you find will be lucky. But, it will only take one lucky penny used to scratch off the mega winner on a a scratch-off ticket.

Are you superstitious? Superstition has it that you should only pick up a penny that is lying face up.

Here are some other uses for pennies:

A penny for your thoughts.
To put your "two cents" in.
A necessity for penny pincers
A handy screwdriver when nothing else is available.
Thought: for Today: "A penny for your thoughts."

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

Want to in your two cents in about Lucky Penny day!? Leave a comment.

This Day in History May 23

Battle of Clavijo: The Apostle Saint James the Greater is said to have miraculously appeared to a force of outnumbered Asturians and aided them against the forces of the Emir of Cordoba. (844)

Siege of Compi├Ęgne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compi├Ęgne. (1430)

Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia takes place. (1609)

After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London. (1701)

South Carolina ratifies the Constitution as the 8th American state. (1788)

Accordion patent granted to Cyrill Demian in Vienna. (1829)

Mexican-American War: President Mariano Paredes of Mexico unofficially declares war on the United States. (1846)

The Canadian Parliament establishes the North-West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (1873)

American Civil War: Sergeant William Harvey Carney is awarded the Medal of Honor, for his heroism in the Assault on the Battery Wagner in 1863. (1900)

The New York Public Library is dedicated. (1911)

American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana. (1934)

The U.S. Navy submarine USS Squalus sinks off the coast of New Hampshire during a test dive, causing the death of 24 sailors and two civilian technicians. The remaining 32 sailors and one civilian naval architect are rescued the following day. (1939)

The first version of the Java programming language is released. (1995)

Alaskan stratovolcano Mount Cleveland erupts. (2006)

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    On every penny are the words 'In God We Trust'.
    When I see a penny, I pick it up and say a prayer.
    1824 days ago
    I think all pennies are good luck and if I see them, whether heads or tails, I pick them up!
    1824 days ago
    Lucky Penny Day - Not a lucky day for Kenickie in the movie Grease.

    "Find a penny, pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck" (Frenchy). And in doing so, she hits Kenickie with the car door and knocks him out.

    The first version of the Java programming language is released. (1995)

    This language was going to revolutionize programming. Write once and run everywhere became write once an debug everywhere. And the first version was dog slow.
    1824 days ago
    I always laughed at the superstition until I fell & broke my nose after picking a penny up that was face down. Not sure that is why I fell but not taking any more chances. emoticon
    1824 days ago
  • PMAY0313
    1824 days ago
    Re-American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana. (1934)

    They were sighted in Corsicana 1 week earlier, but managed to escape.
    1824 days ago
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