Navy Day a day to salute all of the men and women who serve, or have served, in the United States Navy that help to protect our country.
The Navy League of the United States organized the first Navy Day in 1922. October 27 was chosen as the date because it was the birthday of President Theodore Roosevelt and also the anniversary of a 1775 report issued by a special committee of the Continental Congress favoring the purchase of merchant ships as the foundation of an American Navy. President Roosevelt had been an Assistant Secretary of the Navy and supported a strong Navy as well as the idea of Navy Day.
Navy Day received special attention from President Warren Harding. Harding wrote to the Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby:
“Thank you for your note which brings assurance of the notable success which seems certain to attend the celebration of Navy Day on Friday, October 27, in commemoration of past and present services of the Navy. From our earliest national beginnings the Navy has always been, and deserved to be, an object of special pride to the American people. Its record is indeed one to inspire such sentiments, and I am very sure that such a commemoration as is planned will be a timely reminder.”
In 1949, Department of Defense secretary, Louis A. Johnson, directed that the United States Navy’s participation occur on Armed Forces Day in May, although as a civilian organization, the Navy League was not affected by this directive and continued to organize Navy Day celebrations as before.
It was then in the 1970’s that the “birthday” of the Continental Navy was found to be October 13, 1775 and CNO Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt worked with the Navy League to define October 13 as the new date of Navy Day; however, Navy Day in the United States remain largely recognized as October 27.
HAPPY NAVY DAY!
NATIONAL MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY
Each year on the fourth Sunday in October, it is a special day to honor the mother of your spouse.
This day, modeled after Mother’s Day, was first celebrated on March 5, 1934, in Amarillo Texas, where it was initiated by the editor of the Amarillo local newspaper.
Some people get along very well with their Mother-in-law’s, others, not-so-much. Which ever is the case, today is the day to celebrate them. A nice card, some flowers, dinner or even just a phone call, take a moment to say: Happy Mother-in-Law Day to your Mother-in-law or to a Mother-in-law that you know. In the meantime, you have a great day as well!
NATIONAL MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY is an “unofficial” national holiday.
NATIONAL AMERICAN BEER DAY
Beer drinkers across the nation celebrate each October 27 as it is National American Beer Day.
There are more than 2,100 breweries that manufacture beer in the United States which range in size from industry giants to brew pubs and microbreweries.
- The U.S. produced 196 million barrels of beer in 2009.
- The U.S. consumes roughly 20 US gallons of beer per capita annually.
- in 2008, the United States was ranked sixteenth in the world in per capita consumption, while total consumption was second only to China.
- Prohibition in the early twentieth century caused nearly all American breweries to close.
- After prohibition was repealed, the industry had consolidated into a small number of large-scale breweries.
- The majority of the new breweries in the U.S. are small breweries and brewpubs, who as members of the Brewers Association are termed”craft breweries” to differentiate them from the larger and older breweries.
- The most common style of beer produced by the big breweries is American lager.
- Most of the smaller breweries, which were founded in the 1980’s, produce a range of styles.
- Beer styles originating in the United States include:
American pale ale, Pennsylvania porter, American IPA, steam beer, amber ale, cream ale and Cascadian dark ale.
To celebrate National American Beer Day, enjoy your favorite American Beer and drink responsibly.
Happy American Beer Day!
NATIONAL AMERICAN BEER DAY HISTORY
Our research was unable to find the creator and the origin of National American Beer Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.