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Employee Appreciation Day

Friday, March 07, 2014

Employee Appreciation Day

When : First Friday in March

If the boss can get a Bosses Day, then it's only fair and appropriate that you, the employee, gets a day in your honor. Employee Appreciation Day honors employees everywhere.

Celebrations today should be created and executed by your company. Recognitions vary widely, and may include a lunch, snack, cakes, or other munchies, and small recognition gifts. Don't expect a day off. Chances are, it just won't happen.

As we researched this day, we wondered if it was a coincidence that Employee's Day and Bosses Day are six months apart.....hmmmmmm.

Origin of "Employee Appreciation Day":
According to David Nuualiitia "Employee Appreciation Day first arrived on calendars in 1995. One of Recognition Professionals International’s founding Board members, Bob Nelson, together with his publishing company, Workman Publishing, created Employee Appreciation Day as a way of focusing the attention of all employers, in all industries on employee recognition."

There are a lot of local and company specific celebrations for Employee Day and week. They are spread across the year.

This Day in History March 7

Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire. (321)

Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives. (1799)

Senator Daniel Webster gives his "Seventh of March" speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war. (1850)

American Civil War: Union forces defeat Confederate troops at the Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas. (1862)

Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone. (1876)

The German liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse becomes the first ship to send wireless signals to shore. (1900)

Monopoly board game is invented (1933)

World War II (Prelude to): In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland. (1936)

World War II: American troops seize the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen. (1945)

Cold War: The Soviet Union issues a statement denying that Klaus Fuchs served as a Soviet spy. (1950)

Korean War: Operation Ripper – United Nations troops led by General Matthew Ridgeway begin an assault against Chinese forces. (1951)

Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama. (1965)

Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnamese military begin Operation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding Mỹ Tho. (1968)

The song "We Are the World" receives its international release. (1985)

Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor. (1986)

Copyright Law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use. (1994)

The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched. (2009)
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