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Fun at Work Day

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fun at Work Day

When : Always January 28th

Fun at Work Day is a day to have fun at work for once. Ideally, work should be fun. But normally, work is not intended to have fun. It's intended to get work done. You're a very lucky person, if you if you can get work done and have fun doing it. The lucky souls in this situation, love their job.

Unfortunately, all of us are not lucky enough to have a job that's fun to do. If that's you, then today is a day just for you! Think of ways to make your job more fun and exciting. Look to do some fun things at work today, even if it takes away from production just a wee bit.

Please Note: If you do fun things today that is counter-productive, or takes you away from the job, make sure you get your boss' permission first. Better still, get him or her involved.

Origin of Fun at Work Day:
We have yet to discover who created this day, or the original date of creation.

This Day in History January 28th

Henry VIII dies. His nine-year-old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England. (1547)

Articles of the Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland. (1573)

Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on the island of Saint Kitts. (1624)

The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented by Senate decree. It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917. (1724)

Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity in a letter to Horace Mann. (1754)

Pownal, Vermont is created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants. (1760)

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom. (1813)

A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovers the Antarctic continent, approaching the Antarctic coast. (1820)

Alexander Island is first discovered by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen. (1821)

Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in Illinois. (1851)

A locomotive on the Panama Canal Railway, runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean for the first time. (1855)

Yale Daily News becomes the first daily college newspaper in the United States. (1878)

In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick. (1887)

Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent becomes the first person to be convicted of speeding. He was fined 1 shilling, plus costs, for speeding at 8 mph (13 km/h), thus exceeding the contemporary speed limit of 2 mph (3.2 km/h). (1896)

The Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie. (1902)

United States troops leave Cuba with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base after being there since the Spanish–American War. (1909)

An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard as a branch of the United States Armed Forces. (1915)

Municipally-owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco. (1917)

Knickerbocker Storm, Washington D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the city's greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre collapses. (1922)

The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhry Rahmat Ali Khan and is accepted by the Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence. (1933)

The first ski tow in the United States begins operation in Vermont. (1934)

Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion. (1935)

The World Land Speed Record on a public road is broken by Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz W195 at a speed of 432.7 kilometres per hour (268.9 mph). (1938)

Elvis Presley makes his first US television appearance (1956)

The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today. (1958)

The National Football League announced expansion teams for Dallas to start in the 1960 NFL season and Minneapolis-St. Paul for 1961 NFL season. (1960)

An unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19. (1964)

The first day of the Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977, that dumped 10 feet (3.0 m) of snow in one-day in Upstate New York, with Buffalo, Syracuse, Watertown, and surrounding areas most affected. (1977)

CBS News Sunday Morning debuts with original host and cocreator Charles Kuralt. (1979)

USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers. (1980)

Ronald Reagan lifts remaining domestic petroleum price and allocation controls in the United States helping to end the 1979 energy crisis and begin the 1980s oil glut. (1981)

Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief. (1985)

Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission – Space Shuttle Challenger explodes after liftoff killing all seven astronauts on board. (1986)

In R. v. Morgentaler the Supreme Court of Canada strikes down all anti-abortion laws, effectively allowing abortions in Canada in all 9 months of pregnancy. (1988)

TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92. (2002)

Five murderers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh are hanged. (2010)
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