This Day for You - May 10
Mother’s Day: Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.
Check out the Mothers’ Day Special Features on Page 5.
As most parts of the world celebrate Mother’s Day today, interestingly, Romania celebrates Father's Day (Ziua Tatălui) and Argentina celebrates the Day of Godchildren and Grandchildren (Día del Ahijado y el Nieto). We’re not looking forward to the International Day of Families on May 15 ;).
Mother Ocean Day: Mother Ocean Day is relatively a new celebration, as it was introduced for the first time in 2013. It is a concept thought up by the South Florida Kayak Fishing Club that has since sought the approval of the City of Miami to declare this a day official.
Stay up all night Day: (Just for Fun) Everyone has pulled an all-nighter at least once in their lives—some for fun, like singing songs around a campfire. For one day of the year, you can stay up in unison as hundreds of people across the world celebrate Stay Up All Night Night!
214 - Claudius II (Roman Emperor)
1899 - Fred Astaire (Dancer and Actor)
1838 - John Wilkes Booth (Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln)
1957 - Sid Vicious (Singer)
1957 - Phil and Steve Mahre (Twin olympic skiers)
1960 - Bono (Singer for U2)
1977 - Amanda Borden (Gymnast)
1857 - India’s First Attempt at Independence: The Seepoys of India revolted against the British Army. The Bengal Army, Indian soldiers in the British army, staged a revolt in what is viewed as the first attempt at independence. The Rani of Jhansi, a charismatic female strategist, led the Hindu revolt.
1869 - The First Transcontinental Railroad, connecting the eastern and western USA, is completed.
1872 - Victoria Woodhull is the first woman nominated for President of the US
1908 - Mother's Day is observed for the first time.
1924 - J. Edgar Hoover becomes Director of the FBI.
1940 - Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister of the UK.
1954 - Rock Around the Clock is released. It will be the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the charts.
1994 - Nelson Mandela sworn in as the First Black President of South Africa. As notified yesterday, he was unanimously elected by the National Assembly on May 9, 1994, but the oath-taking took place on the 10th, during ceremonies at Pretoria.