The first ferris wheel was constructed in 1893 at the hands of George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. Built for the Chicago Exposition, the structure was was over 265 feet tall and could carry up to 1500 passengers. Guess they don’t make them like they used to! Today, the tallest ferris wheel is in Singapore, known as the Singapore Flyer. It stands at 541 feet.
- National Have a Heart Day – We rarely stop to think about how the nutrients and food we put in our body has an impact on our heart health, much less the world around us. National Have a Heart Day is intended to promote awareness of our food choices.
- World Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day – Congenital heart defects are present at birth and often go undetected. We told you about American Heart Month back in January. Don’t forget that we are also promoting awareness of heart-related issues that are with people from birth!
- National Women’s Heart Day – We talked about wearing red for women’s heart disease awareness. Take a moment to raise awareness for a disease that is still the number cause of death amongst women.
- National Donor Day – Are you an organ donor?
- League of Women Voters Day – In 1920, the League of Women Voters encourages active and informed participation in government.
- Race Relations Day – Lost amidst the heart disease awareness and Valentine’s Day festivities is a holiday that recognizes the importance of respectful and meaningful relationships across all races.
- National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day