Cassius always looks forward to April 11th because it is yet another day for him to show off. The benefits of pets have long been proven, but National Pet Day also has a focus on the thousands of pets in animal shelters. Consider adopting a pet before you shop breeders and other sources. The National Pet Day motto is easy to remembers “Adopt! Don’t Shop” You could end up with a little guy as adorable as our own Cassius!
- International Louie Louie Day – best party song of all time?
- 8-Track Tape Day – what’s an 8-track?
- National Cheese Fondue Day
- Barbershop Quartet Day – what ever happened to a good barbershop quartet?
Also On This Day:
- President Abraham Lincoln made his last public speech (1865)
- The U.S. Navy debuted its 1st submarine (1900)
- Iowa became the 1st state to impose a cigarette tax (1921)
- Jackie Robinson became the 1st Black player in Major League Baseball (1947)
- Apollo 13 was launched (1970)
- The Apple 1 was created (1976)
- 1st playoff goal was scored by a hockey goalie, Ron Hextal (1989)
- Charges were dropped against 3 Duke lacrosse players accused of rape (2007)
- Joss Stone (24)
- Stephanie Pratt (25)