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Umbrella Day

Monday, February 10, 2014

Umbrella Day

When : Always February 10th

Umbrella Day is in honor of one of the world's most invaluable inventions. On a rainy, day, we are sure glad that someone was smart enough to invent it. It's also increasingly popular to use umbrellas to shade ourselves from harmful UV radiation, and the heat of the sun.

Celebrate Umbrella Day in a couple of ways. First, make sure your umbrella is handy. Second, use it, or walk around with it. If you don't have an umbrella, isn't it time to get one?

Origin of Umbrella Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

This Day in History February 10th

Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed. (1258)

In front of the high altar of Greyfriars Church in Dumfries, Robert the Bruce murders John Comyn sparking revolution in the Scottish Wars of Independence (1306)

The St. Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days. (1355)

French and Indian War: The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain. (1763)

Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. (1840)

Jefferson Davis is notified by telegraph that he has been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America. (1861)

American Civil War: A Union naval flotilla destroys the bulk of the Confederate Mosquito Fleet in the Battle of Elizabeth City on the Pasquotank River in North Carolina. (1862)

The YWCA is founded in New York City. (1870)

HMS Dreadnought, the first of a revolutionary new breed of battleships is christened and launched by King Edward VII. (1906)

Texas Tech University is founded as Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas (1923)

In round 13 of a boxing match at New York City's Madison Square Garden, Primo Carnera knocks out Ernie Schaaf. Schaff dies 4 days later. (1933)

The Soviet Union begins mass deportations of Polish citizens from occupied eastern Poland to Siberia. (1940)

World War II: Attempting to completely lift the Siege of Leningrad, the Soviet Red Army engages German troops and Spanish volunteers in the Battle of Krasny Bor. (1943)

President Dwight Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam. (1954)

Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. (1962)

The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified. (1967)

A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino kills eight and injures 198. (1981)

Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party. (1989)

The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time. (1996)

Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon such a law. (1998)

The communication satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos-2251 collide in orbit, destroying both. (2009)

36 people are killed and 39 injured in a stampede in Allahabad, India, during the Kumbh Mela festival. (2013)
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