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Brothers and Sisters Day

Friday, May 02, 2014

Brothers and Sisters Day

When: Always on May 2nd

Brothers and Sisters Day is a day to cherish your siblings. Sure, there's times when you love your brothers and sisters. And, there's times when you want to disown them. All in all, having a brother and/or a sister or two is invaluable. The older you get, the more you learn to appreciate them.

Celebrate Brothers and Sisters Day by touching them in some way. A card or a phone call is appropriate for those who are separated by too many miles. A visit, or sharing a meal together, is a great way to enjoy this special day.

Don't have a brother or sister? Become a "Big Brother" or Big Sister". Chances are, there is an organization in your area. And, they need your help.

Brothers and Sisters Day is similar to National Sibling Day, held on April 10th.

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

This Day in History May 2nd

King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. (1194)

Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft. (1536)

Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle. (1568)

The King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker. (1611)

King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America. (1670)

Outbreak of the Peninsular War: The people of Madrid rise up in rebellion against French occupation. Francisco de Goya later memorializes this event in his painting The Second of May 1808. (1808)

American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire while returning to camp after reconnoitering during the Battle of Chancellorsville. He succumbs to pneumonia eight days later. (1863)

Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time. (1885)

Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion. (1885)

General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware. (1918)

The first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis. (1920)

Comedian Jack Benny's radio show airs for the first time. (1932)

Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler bans trade unions. (1933)

World War II: Fall of Berlin: The Soviet Union announces the capture of Berlin and Soviet soldiers hoist their red flag over the Reichstag building. (1945)

World War II: Italian Campaign – General Heinrich von Vietinghoff signs the official instrument of surrender of all Wehrmacht forces in Italy. (1945)

World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead prisoners, most of whom starved to death. (1945)

The "Battle of Alcatraz" takes place; two guards and three inmates are killed. (1946)

The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg. (1952)

Tennessee Williams wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (1955)

Vietnam War: An explosion sinks the USS Card while it is docked at Saigon. Viet Cong forces are suspected of placing a bomb on the ship. She is raised and returned to service less than seven months later. (1964)

The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City. (1969)

The Chernobyl Disaster: The City of Chernobyl is evacuated six days after the disaster (1986)

Hungary begins dismantling its border fence with Austria, which allows a number of East Germans to defect. (1989)

President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military. (2000)

Yelwa massacre ended. It began on 4 February 2004 when armed Muslims attacked the Christians of Yelwa killing more than 78 Christians including at least 48 who were worshipping inside a church compound. More than 630 nomad Muslims were killed by Christians in Nigeria. (2004)

Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Burma killing over 138,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless. (2008)

Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan. (2011)

A pastel version of The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sells for $120 million in a New York City auction, setting a new world record for a work of art at auction. (2012)
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