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Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

Date When Celebrated: Always January 11th

Despite extensive research, we did not find any factual information on this day. Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day is undoubtedly a day just for mischievous fun. After all, any kid knows that splashing and jumping into puddles is fun. And, when that results in splashing a friend, your joy is complete.

We sure would like to find the creators of this day., to better understand why it is observed in January. In mid January, many puddles are frozen!

Note: We don't encourage you to splash your friends. It's a quick way to lose a friend, and get two moms angry at you.We're just reporting and describing the day!

Origin of Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day:
Our research did not discover the originator, nor the origin for Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day. We suspect it originated in a southern state, where puddles are ice-free in January.

We found numerous Ecard companies and calendars sites with this special day. But, we did not find a single site with any factual information about this day.

This Day in History January 11th

First recorded lottery in England. (1569)

Mount Etna erupts in Sicily, Italy. A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta. (1693)

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated. (1759)

American Revolutionary War: French troops begin a siege of a British garrison on Brimstone Hill in Saint Kitts. (1782)

William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus. (1787)

The Michigan Territory is created. (1805)

Alabama secedes from the United States. (1861)

American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post – General John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union. (1863)

American Civil War: CSS Alabama encounters and sinks the USS Hatteras off Galveston Lighthouse in Texas. (1863)

Grand Canyon National Monument is created. (1908)

Immigrant textile works in Lawrence, Massachusetts, go on strike when wages are reduced in response to a mandated shortening of the work week. (1912)

Romania reincorporates Transylvania. (1919)

First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient. (1922)

Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announces the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at a banquet in Los Angeles, California. (1927)

Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California. (1935)

World War II: The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China. (1943)

The first "networked" television broadcasts take place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the air connecting the east coast and mid-west programming. (1949)

First recorded case of snowfall in Los Angeles, California. (1949)

Henry Lee Lucas, once listed as America's most prolific serial killer, commits his first known murder. (1960)

Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D., publishes the landmark report Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking national and worldwide anti-smoking efforts. (1964)

East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh. (1972)

Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting the designated hitter position. (1973)

Space Shuttle program: STS-72 launches from the Kennedy Space Center marking the start of the 74th Space Shuttle mission and the 10th flight of Endeavour. (1996)

Over 100 people are killed in the Sidi-Hamed massacre in Algeria. (1998)

One French soldier and 17 militants are killed in a failed attempt to free a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia. (2013)
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