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Forget-Me-Not Day

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Forget-Me-Not Day

When : Always November 10th

Forget-Me-Not Day is a day to remember family, friends, and loved ones.

People use this day to get in touch with family, friends and loved ones, especially those who we haven't seen in a while. You don't want them to forget you, do you!? This day is intended to remember the living. But, some people have used it to memorialize a loved one who is no longer with us.

Here are some great ways to celebrate National Forget Me Not Day:

Send Forget Me Not Day Ecards to everyone on your email address book.
Send Forget Me Not flowers to people you haven't seen in a while.
Give Forget Me Not flower seed packets to family and friends. This is very popular. The seed packets are very inexpensive and easy to mail.
Phone people you haven't seen in a while and wish them a happy National Forget Me Not Day. They will get the message.
Flower of the Day: Why, it's Forget-Me-Nots....of course!!

Origin of Forget Me Not Day:
We did not find the originator of this special day. Nor, did we find nay factual information. We find it strange, that the creator of has been "forgotten".

We did find organizations, mayors and other officials who have proclaimed a "Forget Me Not Day". They were declared for a wide range of reasons and were celebrated, largely as a one time event, on many different dates.

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

This Day in History November 10th

After a three-day siege, the English Army beheads over 600 Papal soldiers and civilians at Dún an Óir, Ireland. (1580)

English colonists under the command of James Moore besiege Spanish St. Augustine during Queen Anne's War. (1702)

The last colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University). (1766)

The United States Marine Corps is founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by Samuel Nicholas. (1775)

Cry of Independence by Rufina Alfaro at La Villa de Los Santos, Panama setting into motion a revolt which lead to Panama's independence from Spain and to it immediately becoming part of Colombia (1821)

The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction of the Fastnet Rock lighthouse. (1847)

Major Henry Wirz, the superintendent of a prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia, is hanged, becoming the only American Civil War soldier executed for war crimes. (1865)

Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?". (1871)

Beginning of the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898, the only instance of a municipal government being overthrown in US history. (1898)

The date of Thomas A. Davis' opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, though the official founding date is November 23, 1910. (1910)

The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, receives a top-secret coded message from Europe (that would be sent to Ottawa, Ontario, and Washington, DC) that said on November 11, 1918, all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air. (1918)

The first national convention of the American Legion is held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, ending on November 12. (1919)

World War II: Germany invades Vichy France following French Admiral François Darlan's agreement to an armistice with the Allies in North Africa. (1942)

The ammunition ship USS Mount Hood explodes at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands, killing at least 432 and wounding 371. (1944)

Heavy fighting in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, today celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan). (1945)

Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States. (1951)

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington National Cemetery. (1954)

The Hope Diamond is donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston. (1958)

National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts the children's television program Sesame Street. (1969)

Vietnam War: Vietnamization – For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia. (1970)

In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge forces attack the city of Phnom Penh and its airport, killing 44, wounding at least 30 and damaging nine aircraft. (1971)

Southern Airways Flight 49 from Birmingham, Alabama is hijacked and, at one point, is threatened with crashing into the nuclear installation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After two days, the plane lands in Havana, Cuba, where the hijackers are jailed by Fidel Castro. (1972)

The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board. (1975)

United Nations Resolution 3379: United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the resolution is repealed in December 1991 by Resolution 4686). (1975)

A 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals from Windsor, Ontario, Canada derails in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada just west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, causing a massive explosion and the largest peacetime evacuation in Canadian history and one of the largest in North American history. (1979)

The first Breeders' Cup takes place at Hollywood Park Racetrack. (1984)

German citizens begin to bring the Berlin wall down. (1989)

WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a $37 billion merger (the largest merger in US history at the time). (1977)

The National Museum of the Marine Corps is opened and dedicated by U.S. President George W. Bush and announces that Marine Corporal Jason Dunham will receive the Medal of Honor in Quantico, Virginia. (2006)

Over five months after landing on Mars, NASA declares the Phoenix mission concluded after communications with the lander were lost. (2008)

Ships of the South and North Korean navies skirmish off Daecheong Island in the Yellow Sea. (2009)
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I was confusing this day with Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day). Live and learn.

    thanks for the history tidbits.
    1682 days ago
    Quite a day in history! Thanks for reminding us/
    1682 days ago
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    1682 days ago
  • LINDAC399
    That was really interesting. I have never heard of Forget Me Not day. Thanks for sharing.

    1683 days ago
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