Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday's celebrations

April 28th has a bunch of celebrations to consider:
Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day (always the last Thursday in April) - The Take Our Daughters To Work program was founded by Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women in 1993. It was an educational opportunity for girls to learn about the work world and feel better about themselves and their future. Then, 10 years later, in 2003, the program was expanded to include boys.
Cubicle Day 
Costume Day  
National Blueberry Pie Day
Fireman's Fun Festival  
Santa Fe Trail Day  
Texas Wildflower Day
National Kiss-Your-Mate Day
Great Poetry Reading Day
Poem in Your Pocket Day
International Guide Dog Day
The execution of Facist dictator of Italy (aka "Il Duce") Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, at the close of WWII, 1945, as they attempted to flee to Switzerland
Chickasaw and Choctaw abandon communal lands, 1897
President James Monroe (5th President) was born, 1758
International Congress of Women opens at The Hague, 1915
Space Shuttle Discovery 12 launched (1991)

Christian Feast Day: Honoring saints
St. Peter Chanel's Day
St. Vitalis and Valeria's Day
Feast of Jamál ("Beauty"), the first day of the third month of the Bahá'í calendar (Bahá'í Faith)
International Workers' Memorial Day
World Day for Safety and Health at Work (International)

Flag Day - in Aland Islands (1954)
National Day of Mourning (Canada) to commemorate workers killed, injured, or suffering illness from occupational hazards and accidents
National Heroes Day (Barbados)
Carnival Day (U.S. Virgin Islands)
Ratification Day - in Maryland (1788)
The first day of the Floralia, in honor of Flora, Goddess of flowers and plants and the season of spring (Roman Empire)

(Photo credits: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day logo, the white; take your daughter to work,; blueberry pie,; Oak Trees in a Field of Bluebonnet and Indian Paintbrush, Central Texas,; Guide Dogs of america logo,; Space Shuttle Discovery,; Flag Day in Aland Islands,; Flora,; poetry wordle,