On This Day: National Puppy Day

Happy PuppyIf puppies don’t bring a smile to your face then you have no heart!  March 23rd is National Puppy Day.  The holiday was founded to saved orphaned puppies and raise awareness of the cruelties that take place at puppy mills across the globe.  Today seems like a great day to adopt a puppy!

Other Holidays:

  • Kick Butts DayKick Butt Day – stop smoking…it’s that simple.
  • Near Miss Day – commemorates the day a huge asteroid almost destroyed Earth
  • OK Daysee below
  • World Meteorological Day
  • National Organize Your Home Office Day – don’t mind if we do!
  • National Chip and Dip Day – Tostitos and salsa?  Hell yeah!
  • National Melba Toast Day

first street carAlso On This Day:

  • The 1st U.S. patent was issued (riveting machine) (1794)
  • Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Coast (1806)
  • The 1st known use of the term “OK”, Boston Morning Post (1839)
  • The 1st streetcar was patented (1858)
  • first Dixie CupThe University of California was founded in Oakland (1868)
  • The Dixie Cup was invented (1912)
  • The 1st airplane landed at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. (1922)
  • The 1st telephone was installed in the White House (1929)
  • Pakistan became the 1st Islamic republic in the world (1956)
  • The United States Army sold its last homing pigeon (1957)
  • Yoko Ono was granted permanent residence in the U.S. (1973)
  • President Ronald Regan introduced the “Star Wars” missile defense plan (1983)
  • The discovery of cold fusion was announced at the University of Utah (1989)
  • Wayne Gretzky set the NHL record for most career goals scored (1994)
  • Taiwan held its 1st direct elections (1996)

Perez HiltonBirthdays:

  • Perez Hilton (33) – publish a bunch of garbage and you too could be famous!
  • Keri Russell (35)
  • Chaka Khan (58)
  • Damon Albarn, Gorillaz (43)
  • Roger Bannister (82) – 1st person to break the 4 minute mile barrier
  • Barney Clark (1921-1982) – recipient of the 1st artificial heart

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