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National Inane Answering Message Day

Thursday, January 30, 2014

National Inane Answering Message Day

When : Always January 30th

Many people look at the title of this day and think ....huh!!? Some people think its a typo, and the day should read "National Insane Answering Message Day". However, it actually and truly is "National Inane Answering Message Day".

First lets clarify the meaning of an "inane" answering message. We all get them on our answering machines. An inane message is a senseless or meaningless message, or a prank call. Or, it could be an insane message.

So, National Inane Answering Message Day is a day to end those numerous, annoying inane answering machine messages. Trouble do you do that? In todays, world, caller Id is a great tool to accomplish this goal.

Origin of National Inane Answering Message Day:
Did you know? This is a copyrighted holiday. It was created and is provided, courtesy of the great folks at

There is no evidence to suggest that this is truly a "National" day, which requires an act of congress.

This Day in History January 30th

King Charles I of England is beheaded. (1649)

The first boat specializing as a lifeboat is tested on the River Tyne. (1790)

The original Lower Trenton Bridge (also called the Trenton Makes the World Takes Bridge), which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened. (1806)

Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica. (1820)

In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen. (1835)

Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco. (1847)

The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched. (1862)

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is released from prison by Jan C. Smuts after being tried and sentenced to 2 months in jail earlier in the month. (1908)

The destroyer USS Terry makes the first airplane rescue at sea saving the life of James McCurdy 10 miles from Havana, Cuba. (1911)

Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany. (1933)

World War II: Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies. (1942)

World War II: Second day of the Battle of Rennell Island. The USS Chicago is sunk and a U.S. destroyer is heavily damaged by Japanese torpedoes. (1943)

World War II: The Battle of Cisterna, part of Operation Shingle, begins in central Italy. (1944)

World War II: American troops land on Majuro. (1944)

World War II: The Wilhelm Gustloff, overfilled with German refugees, sinks in the Baltic Sea after being torpedoed by a Soviet submarine, leading to the deadliest known maritime disaster, killing approximately 9,500 people. (1945)

World War II: Raid at Cabanatuan: 126 American Rangers and Filipino resistance fighters liberate over 500 prisoners from the Cabanatuan POW camp. (1945)

Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known for his non-violent freedom struggle, is assassinated by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist. (1948)

American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott. (1956)

MS Hans Hedtoft, said to be the safest ship afloat and "unsinkable" like the RMS Titanic, strikes an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sinks, killing all 95 aboard. (1959)

In a bloodless coup, General Nguyễn Khánh overthrows General Dương Văn Minh's military junta in South Vietnam. (1964)

Vietnam War: Tet Offensive launch by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army against South Vietnam, the United States, and their allies. (1968)

The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police. (1969)

Carole King's Tapestry album is released to become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide. (1971)

The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary. (1975)

Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner". (1982)

The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes. (1989)

Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grandmaster. (1994)

Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease. (1995)

Off the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169. (2000)
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