- a holiday in Washington DC to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act, which president Abraham Lincoln signed on April 16, 1862. It is annually held on April 16. Source
National Librarian Day
- This day celebrates and honors librarians. They are among the most knowledgeable people you know. Librarians can also help you do research and order new books. So this day is set aside to recognize and celebrate the librarians that make the process of brain building so much easier when we head to the library. Source
National Stress Awareness Day
- Is work or school putting on the pressure? Are the kids on your nerves? Is there enough money to pay all of those the bills? There are literally thousands of reasons for you to get stressed out. RELAX! This is your opportunity to recognize that there is plenty of stress in your life... as if you didn't already know. More importantly, today is an opportunity to learn, and to do something about the stress...... before it drives you batty or worse. Source
National Eggs Benedict Day
- The origins are a bit unclear, perhaps because of all the various Benedicts trying to claim the dish as their own idea. The most famous, printed in The New Yorker in 1942, states that Lemuel Benedict of Wall Street staggered into the Waldorf Hotel in 1894 and ordered buttered toast with poached eggs, bacon and hollandaise in order to cure his hangover. Source
- commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord, which were fought near Boston in 1775. Patriot's Day is annually held on the third Monday of April. It should not be confused with Patriot Day, held on September 11 to mark the anniversary of terrorist attacks in the USA in 2001. Source
Wilbur Wright's Birthday
- April 16th marks the birthday of American aviator Wilbur Wright. Born in 1867, Wilbur and his brother Orville are renowned for their invention of the first powered aircraft. Source
Isaac Newton Knighted
- Sir Isaac Newton is best known for explaining how gravity works. Newton was knighted by Queen Anne and became Sir Isaac in 1705. Source
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