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Crackers Over the Keyboard Day

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Crackers Over the Keyboard Day

When: Always August 28th

Crackers Over Your Keyboard Day is a day to simply eat crackers or anything crunchy that will produce crumbs over your keyboard.

This day could also celebrate those who always eat crackers over their keyboard. You know the ones, they accumulate enough crumbs in their keyboard for another meal and their office is frequently visited by armies of ants.

Origin of Crackers Over the Keyboard Day:

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This Day in History August 28th

Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sights land near St. Augustine, Florida and founds the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in the continental United States. (1565)

Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay. (1609)

William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn: Enceladus. (1789)

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's new Tom Thumb steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam's role in US railroading. (1830)

The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published. (1845)

After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent as the Republic of San Marco, surrenders to Austria. (1849)

A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as far away as Japan. (1859)

American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas. (1862)

The United States takes possession of the, at this point unoccupied, Midway Atoll. (1867)

Caleb Bradham invents the carbonated soft drink that will later be called "Pepsi-Cola". (Bradham named his drink after a combination of the terms “pepsin” and “cola,” as he believed that his drink aided digestion much like the pepsin enzyme does, even though it was not used as an ingredient. His assistant James Henry King was the first to taste the new drink.) (1898)

World War I: Germany declares war on Romania. (1916)

World War I: Italy declares war on Germany. (1916)

Ten Suffragettes are arrested while picketing the White House. (1917)

France and the Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression. (1931)

Toyota Motors becomes an independent company. (1937)

Nippon Television broadcasts Japan's first television show, including its first TV advertisement. (1953)

Black teenager Emmett Till is brutally murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement. (1955)

U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator. (1957)

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech (1963)

Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie are murdered in their Manhattan flat, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda Rights. (1963)

The Evergreen Point Bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world, opens between Seattle and Medina, Washington, US. (1963)

The Philadelphia race riot begins. (1964)

Riots in Chicago, Illinois, during the Democratic National Convention. (1968)

Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province. (1990)

Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce. (1996)

Hurricane Irene strikes the United States east coast, killing 47 and causing an estimated $15.6 billion in damage. (2011)
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