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Measure Your Feet Day- we only ask...."Why!?!"

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Measure Your Feet Day

When : Always January 23rd

Measure Your Feet Day is a day to, well it's a day to measure your feet. At this point, we stop and ask ourselves...why? We pondered this question for a while. Then, we decided it was best not to even speculate.

Celebrate today by measuring your feet. Both of them. Measure the length. Then, measure the width. For a little fun, see if you can measure someone else's feet.

Note: We are so glad that congress did not spend the time to declare this a "National" day.....yet

Origin of Measure Your Feet Day:
Sorry, but our research failed to discover who created this day, when it was created, or why in the world it was created. We sure would like to meet them, and his/her feet.

We did find some reference to this day having once been on January 30th.

This Day in History January 23rd

The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake, hits Shaanxi province, China. The death toll may have been as high as 830,000. (1556)

James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, regent for the infant King James VI of Scotland, is assassinated by firearm, the first recorded instance of such. (1570)

Georgetown College, the first Catholic University in the United States, is founded in Georgetown, Maryland (now a part of Washington, D.C.) (1789)

Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States' first female doctor. (1849)

The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota, a crossing made today by the Hennepin Avenue Bridge. (1855)

In Montana, U.S. cavalrymen kill 173 Native Americans, mostly women and children, in the Marias Massacre. (1870)

Elva Zona Heaster is found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The resulting murder trial of her husband is perhaps the only case in United States history where the alleged testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction. (1897)

RMS Republic, a passenger ship of the White Star Line, becomes the first ship to use the CQD distress signal after colliding with another ship, the SS Florida, off the Massachusetts coastline, an event that kills six people. The Republic sinks the next day. (1909)

Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler. (1941)

World War II: Troops of Montgomery's 8th Army capture Tripoli in Libya from the German-Italian Panzer Army. (1943)

Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time. (1943)

The Knesset passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. (1950)

American inventor Walter Frederick Morrison sells the rights to his flying disc to the Wham-O toy company, which later renames it the "Frisbee". (1957)

The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified. (1964)

North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo, claiming the ship had violated its territorial waters while spying. (1968)

President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam. (1973)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. (1986)

Madeleine Albright becomes the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State. (1997)

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in FBI custody. (2002)

Reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan and subsequently murdered . (2002)

Final communication between Earth and Pioneer 10. (2003)
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