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Name Yourself Day

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Name Yourself Day

When : Always April 9th

Name Yourself Day is your chance to give yourself whatever name you'd like...for a day. If you like your name, then change your name for just today. If you don't like your name, use today to select a new name for life!

Participating in Name Yourself Day is simple and easy. Go ahead, give it a try. Change your first, or middle, or last name. Or, change them all. Give yourself a cool and catchy nickname. Once you've selected your name, you've gotta communicate it to all of your family and friends. This could prove to be the hard part. It will likely take time for your new name to catch on.

Origin of "Name Yourself Day":
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Song of the day: Matthew West - Hello My Name Is Child of the One True King!

This Day in History April 9th

Henry V is crowned King of England. (1413)

St John's College, Cambridge, England, founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort, receives its charter. (1511)

The expedition organised by Sir Walter Raleigh departs England for Roanoke Island (now in North Carolina) to establish the Roanoke Colony. (1585)

Eighty Years' War: Spain and the Dutch Republic sign the Treaty of Antwerp to initiate twelve years of truce. (1609)

Robert Cavelier de La Salle discovers the mouth of the Mississippi River, claims it for France and names it Louisiana. (1682)

American War of Independence: Battle of the Saintes begins. (1782)

On his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville makes the oldest known recording of an audible human voice. (1860)

American Civil War: Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia (26,765 troops) to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, effectively ending the war. (1865)

Alaska Purchase: Passing by a single vote, the United States Senate ratifies a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska. (1867)

The U.S. Congress passes the Payne–Aldrich Tariff Act. (1909)

Mexican Revolution: One of the world's first naval/air skirmishes takes place off the coast of western Mexico. (1914)

World War I: The Battle of Verdun – German forces launch their third offensive of the battle. (1916)

World War I: The Battle of Arras – the battle begins with Canadian Corps executing a massive assault on Vimy Ridge. (1917)

World War I: The Battle of the Lys – the Portuguese Expeditionary Corps is crushed by the German forces during what is called the Spring Offensive on the Belgian region of Flanders. (1918)

The Kamikaze arrives at Croydon Airport in London – it is the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe. (1937)

Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial, after being denied the right to sing at the Daughters of the American Revolution's Constitution Hall. (1939)

World War II: Operation Weserübung – Germany invades Denmark and Norway. (1940)

World War II: The Battle of Bataan/Bataan Death March – United States forces surrender on the Bataan Peninsula. The Japanese Navy launches an air raid on Trincomalee in Ceylon (Sri Lanka); Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and Royal Australian Navy Destroyer HMAS Vampire are sunk off the island's east coast. (1942)

World War II: The German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer is sunk. (1945)

The United States Atomic Energy Commission is formed. (1945)

The Glazier–Higgins–Woodward tornadoes kill 181 and injure 970 in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. (1947)

The Journey of Reconciliation, the first interracial Freedom Ride begins through the upper South in violation of Jim Crow laws. The riders wanted enforcement of the United States Supreme Court's 1946 Irene Morgan decision that banned racial segregation in interstate travel. (1947)

The Suez Canal in Egypt is cleared and opens to shipping. (1957)

Project Mercury: NASA announces the selection of the United States' first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the "Mercury Seven". (1959)

The Pacific Electric Railway in Los Angeles, once the largest electric railway in the world, ends operations. (1961)

Astrodome opens. First indoor baseball game is played. (1965)

The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight. (1967)

The first British-built Concorde 002 makes its maiden flight from Filton to RAF Fairford. (1969)

The Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein kills philosopher Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr and his sister Bint al-Huda after three days of torture. (1980)

The U.S. Navy nuclear submarine USS George Washington accidentally collides with the Nissho Maru, a Japanese cargo ship, sinking it. (1981)

Georgia declares independence from the Soviet Union (1991)

A U.S. Federal Court finds former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drug and racketeering charges. He is sentenced to 30 years in prison. (1992)

2003 invasion of Iraq: Baghdad falls to American forces; Iraqis turn on symbols of their former leader Saddam Hussein, pulling down a grand statue of him and tearing it to pieces. (2003)

Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles; Charles, Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony at Windsor's Guildhall. (2005)

A gunman murders 13 people in a spree shooting in the village of Velika Ivanča, Serbia. (2013)
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