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Father-in-Law Day

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Father-in-Law Day

When : Always July 30th

Father-In-Law Day honors that loving, funny, and cheerful father-in-law. Okay, so perhaps sometimes he is a little grumpy and intimidating. Regardless of his personality and charms, this day is dedicated to your spouse's Dad. And, he certainly deserves a little recognition.

Good ways to celebrate this day are to send him a card, spend a little time with him, or give him his favorite snack.

Important note: If you gave your Father-In-Law recognition on Father's Day, it's okay to give him a little recognition and a show of appreciation today, too.

Origin of Father-In-Law Day:
Like it's counterpart ...Mother-In-Law Day.... we suspect that Father-In-Law Day was also created by the card companies, most likely the Ecard companies.

This Day in History July 30th

Baghdad is founded by caliph Al-Mansur. (762)

Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage. (1502)

At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years. (1608)

In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time. (1619)

Foundation of Baltimore, Maryland. (1729)

The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States is constituted in Massachusetts. (1733)

Malden Island is discovered by captain George Byron, 7th Baron Byron. (1825)

American Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, agreeing to stop the harassment of emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah. (1863)

American Civil War: Battle of the Crater – Union forces attempt to break Confederate lines at Petersburg, Virginia by exploding a large bomb under their trenches. (1864)

The steamboat Brother Jonathan sinks off the coast of Crescent City, California, killing 225 passengers, the deadliest shipwreck on the Pacific Coast of the U.S. at the time. (1865)

New Oreleans, Louisiana's Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150. (1866)

The Staten Island Ferry Westfield's boiler explodes, killing over 85 people. (1871)

Black Tom Island explosion in Jersey City, New Jersey. (1916)

Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short. (1932)

World War II: Japanese submarine I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen. (1945)

A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God we trust as the U.S. national motto. (1956)

The Trans-Canada Highway, the largest national highway in the world, is officially opened. (1962)

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid. (1965)

Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon makes an unscheduled visit to South Vietnam and meets with President Nguyen Van Thieu and U.S. military commanders. (1969)

Apollo program: Apollo 15 Mission – David Scott and James Irwin on the Apollo Lunar Module module Falcon land on the Moon with the first Lunar Rover. (1971)

Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon releases subpoenaed White House recordings after being ordered to do so by the Supreme Court of the United States. (1974)

Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again, and will be declared legally dead on this date in 1982. (1975)

George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as principal partner of New York Yankees for hiring Howie Spira to "get dirt" on Dave Winfield. (1990)

In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line. (2003)

The world's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years. (2006)

Lebanon War: At least 28 civilians, including 16 children are killed by the Israeli Air Force in what Lebanese call the Second Qana massacre and what Israel considers to be an attempt to stop rockets' being fired, from Lebanon, at Israeli civilian targets. (2006)

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