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Bean Day

Monday, January 06, 2014

Bean Day

When : Always January 6th

Every once in a while, you come across a special day that just doesn't seem to have any rhyme or reason. Bean Day appears to be one of those days. Bean Day is day of unknown origin, and unknown cause. But, this day gets plenty of recognition from Ecard companies and calendar oriented sites.

We suggest that you celebrate this day by eating beans. After all... Beans, beans, they're good for the heart.... the more you eat them, the more......"

There are several ways to celebrate Bean Day:

Newlyweds can add a few beans to their bean jar today.
Gardeners can enjoy this day surfing through seed catalogs to select beans to grow in the spring.
Read the story "Jack and the Beanstalk" to your pre-schooler.
Teachers can use bean seeds for learning exercises in course material.
Others, can bone up on the history of beans....doesn't that sound like fun!?
Origin of Bean Day:
Our research did not discover the originator, nor the reason for Bean Day on January 6th. There are many "Bean Days" referenced on the internet. They are primarily from local farming communities celebrating the harvest of the bean crop. There is no one date for this event. Local declarations do not seem to concentrate in any one month. Nor, are they often an annual event.

This Day in History January 6th

In the Battle of Jersey, the British defeat the last attempt by France to invade Jersey. (1781)

Combined British, Portuguese and colonial Brazilian forces begin the Invasion of Cayenne during the Napoleonic Wars. (1809)

Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code). (1838)

The most damaging storm in 300 years sweeps across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin. (1839)

President-elect of the United States Franklin Pierce and his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts. (1853)

The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison. (1893)

Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy. (1907)

New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state. (1912)

German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift. (1912)

Formation of the Iraqi Army. (1921)

Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta, India to begin her work among India's poorest and sick people. (1929)

The first diesel-engined automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York. (1930)

Thomas Edison submits his last patent application. (1931)

United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address. (1941)

Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world. (1947)

The United Kingdom recognizes the People's Republic of China. The Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with the UK in response. (1950)

Ganghwa massacre: Korean War. (1951)

National Airlines Flight 2511 is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami, Florida. (1960)

Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta. (1967)

In response to the 1973 oil crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States. (1974)

The Crown of St. Stephen (also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary) is returned to Hungary from the United States, where it was held after World War II. (1978)

Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan. (1994)

American Civil Rights Movement: Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers. (2005)

Israel conducts an assault on Gaza. Operation Cast Lead (2009)
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