When: Always on May 6th
Beverage Day is a chance to kick back with your favorite beverage and enjoy the day. The term "beverage" is broadly defined. So, were talking about celebrating all beverages today.
Beverage Day should be a day of pleasure and relaxation. Grab a bottle, can, a glass, or a six-pack of your favorite beverage. Sit down in a comfortable chair..... indoors or out. Slowly sip and savor your drink. Life is good!
BE BOLD! Take advantage of Beverage Day to try a beverage that you have never had before.
Origin of Beverage Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We found one or two references to this day as "Carbonated" Beverage Day. But, from what we've discovered, this day is more generic.
This Day in History May 6th
Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. 147 Swiss Guards, including their commander, die fighting the forces of Charles V in order to allow Pope Clement VII to escape into Castel Sant'Angelo. (1527)
King Henry VIII of England orders English-language Bibles be placed in every church. (1536)
English poet Christopher Smart is admitted into St Luke's Hospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement to mental asylums. (1757)
Captain Thomas Cochrane in the 14-gun HMS Speedy captures the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo. (1801)
James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald. (1835)
The Penny Black postage stamp becomes valid for use in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1840)
The Glaciarium, the world's first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens. (1844)
American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union. (1861)
American Civil War: Richmond, Virginia is declared the new capital of the Confederate States of America. (1861)
American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville ends with the defeat of the Army of the Potomac by Confederate troops. (1863)
Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska. (1877)
The United States Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act. (1882)
The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris. (1889)
New Deal: Executive Order 7034 creates the Works Progress Administration. (1935)
Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.
John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath. (1940)
At California's March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show. (1941)
World War II: On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese. (1942)
World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops. (1945)
World War II: The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins. (1945)
EDSAC, the first practical electronic digital stored-program computer, runs its first operation. (1949)
Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes. (1954)
More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey. (1960)
Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors murders in England. (1966)
A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Ying Lin's design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 other entries. (1981)
The Hitler Diaries are revealed as a hoax after examination by experts. (1983)
Cedar Point opens Magnum XL-200, the first roller coaster to break the 200 ft height barrier, therefore spawning what is known as the "coaster wars". (1989)
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel. (1994)
Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files a lawsuit against United States President Bill Clinton, alleging that he had sexually harassed her in 1991. (1994)
The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared. (1996)
The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history. (1997)
Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start. (1998)
During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque. (2001)
Three women missing for more than a decade are found alive in the U.S. city of Cleveland, Ohio, while a 52-year-old man, Ariel Castro, is taken into custody. (2013)