Category: May 30

  • WORLD MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DAY – May 30

    WORLD MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DAY | MAY 30

    World Multiple Sclerosis Day on May 30th creates an opportunity to boost awareness and connect those with MS to resources and improve support systems.

    #WorldMultipleSclerosisDay

    As one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system, Multiple Sclerosis impacts more than 2.3 million people around the world according to the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation.  The term multiple sclerosis means “many scars,” and this term relates to the areas that appear on the brain and spinal cord after the myelin covering our nerves is damaged or dies. The damaged myelin leaves a lesion behind. These lesions are identified by an MRI when symptoms begin to appear.

    The resulting symptoms vary and progress at different rates for each person diagnosed with MS. The disease is unpredictable, progressive, and challenging to diagnose. The cause is also unknown.

    While there is no cure, treatments are advancing to help slow the progression of MS and reduce the symptoms. As with many conditions, education, research, and funding are necessary.

    HOW TO OBSERVE World Multiple Sclerosis Day

    Learn more about MS and how to help those who have been diagnosed with the disease. Contribute to a fundraiser or participate in an awareness event such as a walk, dinner or talk.  Share your experiences with having MS to help break down barriers and help others understand how the condition has affected you. Use  #WorldMultipleSclerosisDay to share on social media.

    WORLD MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DAY HISTORY

    Since 2009, the Mulitple Sclerosis International Federation has sponsored World MS Day to raise awareness and provide resources for everyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis.

  • NATIONAL CREATIVITY DAY – May 30

    NATIONAL CREATIVITY DAY | MAY 30

    Unleash your imagination on May 30th for National Creativity Day! Whether you are an artist, writer, musician, filmmaker, blogger, photographer, graphic artist, or any of 100 other creative personalities, the world is going to celebrate you and your creative pursuit.  And you absolutely deserve it!

    #NationalCreativityDay

    Other than nature, everything within sight originated with a creative thought from someone like you!

    National Creativity Day Quote

    HOW TO OBSERVE National Creativity Day

    Embrace your own creativity and support the creative people in your life. Set aside the day as an opportunity to refocus your energy on your craft. Recommit to your talent and goals. This day is all about your creative energies and where they will take you. What inspires you, motivates you? Support others who are excited about creating and bask in their passion. 

    Do what you can to acknowledge, motivate, and inspire people to pursue their dreams. Frequent their studios and share their websites. Purchase art, music and styles you love and brag about the artist. 

    Use #NationalCreativityDay to share on Social media.

    NATIONAL CREATIVITY DAY HISTORY

    Hal Croasmun and ScreenwritingU founded National Creativity Day in 2018 to celebrate the imaginative spirits everywhere and to encourage them to keep creating.

    The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the celebration to be observed annually on May 30th.

  • LOOMIS DAY – May 30

    LOOMIS DAY | May 30

    Each year on May 30th, Loomis Day recognizes the man who received the patent for wireless telegraphy in 1872. The Washington, D.C. dentist, Mahlon Loomis, received US patent number 129,971 titled “An Improvement in Telegraphing” on wireless telegraphy in July of 1872 beating Guglielmo Marconi’s United Kingdom patent by nearly 25 years.

    #LoomisDay

    Born on July 21, 1826, Loomis was also the inventor of artificial teeth and one of the earliest inventors of wireless communication. Loomis died on October 13, 1886.

    Leading up to his patent, Loomis conducted many experiments in electricity using kites flying miles apart in the mountains of Virginia. Then in 1868 before several scientists and Congressmen, he demonstrated his wireless telegraphic system. While he couldn’t explain how he was able to produce the transmission, he appealed to Congress for an appropriation to incorporate the Loomis Aerial Telegraph Company for research. Senator Charles Sumner introduced the bill, and on May 30, 1872, the Committee on Commerce reported poorly on the measure. Stripped of its appropriations, it eventually passed in 1873 strictly as a bill of incorporation.

    HOW TO OBSERVE Loomis Day

    There are many ways to celebrate. Learn more about Mahlon Loomis or the amazing history of the radio. Discover historic places and explore their significance to long-distance communication. While you tune into your favorite radio station or recall using a walkie-talkie, consider the long-range history.

    Use #LoomisDay to post on social media.

    LOOMIS DAY HISTORY

    Richard Birch of Puns Corp founded Loomis Day.

    May 30th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

    1868

    The first Decoration Day is celebrated. The holiday, honoring those who died performing their military duties, was a predecessor of Memorial Day.

    1911

    Carl Fisher hosts the first Indy 500. Driver Ray Haroun wins the race.

    1916

    President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation deeming June 14th as Flag Day. President Wilson stated, “It is the anniversary of the day upon which the flag of the United States was adopted by the Congress as the emblem of the Union.”

    1922

    The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.

    2020

    After almost a decade of crewless missions, NASA contracted with SpaceX to launch The Crew Dragon Demo-2 with astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken on board. The test flight to the International Space Station included automated docking, undocking and spacewalks.

    May 30th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

    Elly Beinhorn – 1907

    The German pilot was known for her solo flights across continents, including the United States.

    Countee Cullen – 1903

    One of the Harlem Renaissance’s noted voices, Poet Countee Cullen authored several books including Color and his only novel One Way to Heaven.

    Benny Goodman – 1909

    The American jazz clarinetist and bandleader earned the name King of Jazz. During his career, he played with jazz greats Fats Waller, Billie Holiday and Glenn Miller.

    Joseph William Kennedy – 1916

    In 1940, Joseph W. Kennedy, Glen T. Seaborg, Edwin McMillan, and Arthur Wahl discovered plutonium at the Berkeley Radiation laboratory.

    Wynonna Judd – 1964

    In 1983, Wynonna and her mother Naomi launched their career with RCA. Since then, Wynonna also launched a successful solo career.

  • NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY – May 30

     

    National Mint Julep Day | May 30
    National Mint Julep Day | May 30

    NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY | MAY 30

    National Mint Julep Day on May 30th each year sets up a refreshing toast to summer. Each year, people around the country gather for a glass of mint julep! This refreshing southern classic is a traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby.

    #MintJulepDay

    A classic mint julep is made with a mint leaf, bourbon, sugar, and water. In the Southern states, where mint julep is more associated with the cuisine, spearmint is the mint of choice. Preparation of the drink may vary from one bartender to another.

    • Some believe the mint julep originated in the southern United States sometime during the 18th century.
    • The term “julep” is generally defined as a sweet drink, particularly one used as a vehicle for medicine.
    • During the 19th century, Americans also enjoyed a gin-based julep.
    • Each year, Churchill Downs serves almost 120,000 mint juleps over the two-day period of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby.
    • May 2008 – Churchill Downs unveiled the world’s largest mint julep glass (6-foot  tall).

    HOW TO OBSERVE Mint Julep Day

    Enjoy a mint julep on this nice spring day! Try out a delicious Mint Julep recipe provided by National Day Calendar Ambassadors the Erratic Divas. Use #MintJulepDay to post on social media.

    NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY HISTORY

    National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of this holiday beverage. While we do, take a sip of these other summertime beverage celebrations:

  • NATIONAL HOLE IN MY BUCKET DAY – May 30

    NATIONAL HOLE IN MY BUCKET DAY

    On May 30th of each year, National Hole in My Bucket Day is observed. This wacky holiday is in honor of the fun children’s song; There’s a Hole in My Bucket.

    #HoleInMyBucketDay

    The song which has its origins in 1700 Germany, is about a back and forth conversation between Henry and Liza.  Henry needs to fix his leaky bucket.  In each stanza, Henry asks Liza for advice. In the end, he needs a bucket to carry water to repair his bucket.

    While this annual event was inspired by a song concerned with fixing a leaky bucket, there are other ways to celebrate this day. We all know it’s a bit of a bummer when a once serviceable bucket gets a hole. But not all is lost. Holey buckets still serve a purpose. While they may no longer hold liquids (or hold them well), they do still maintain volumes of mass. Depending on where the hole is, it can do many jobs.

    • Buckets of many sizes make excellent planters, especially for garden vegetables that sow deep roots.
    • Fill it with concrete to hold a PVC pipe. Then you’ll have a sturdy umbrella stand.
    • Make a garden seat for weeding the flower beds, and you’ll have storage for your tools, too. It doesn’t take a lot of skill to make a padded covered seat out of the lid.
    • Create a compost bin. Even with a hole in it, you’ll be able to make terrific, nutrient-rich compost for your garden.
    • Old galvanized buckets make excellent décor on the patio or in your home. Use them as light shades or side tables.
    • Build a birdhouse, bird feeder, bird or butterfly bath.
    • Storage, storage, storage. Buckets of all kinds can be dressed up and used to store tools, outdoor toys, and gear.

    So sing the song while you repurpose your leaky bucket.

    HOW TO OBSERVE Hole in My Bucket Day

    How many ways can you reuse a leaky bucket? Show us how by using #HoleInMyBucketDay to post on social media.

    NATIONAL HOLE iN MY BUCKET DAY HISTORY

    We were unable to find the origin of National Hole in My Bucket Day.

  • NATIONAL WATER A FLOWER DAY – May 30

     

    National Water A Flower Day | May 30
    National Water A Flower Day | May 30

    NATIONAL WATER A FLOWER DAY | MAY 30

    Recognized each year on May 30th, National Water A Flower Day recognizes the season of caring for our garden plants.

    #WaterAFlowerDay

    This time of year, our flower gardens should be in full bloom. Keeping them hydrated sometimes seems like a full-time job. It’s often a therapeutic business, caring for a living thing. The more they’re nurtured, the more they thrive.

    It’s important to know whether your flowers like damp soil or to be more on the drier side. Newly planted seeds will need daily watering until germination. Most plants prefer well-drained soil. If they are potted, they may require daily watering. However, if they are planted in the ground or are heat-resistant plants, they may require less frequent watering.

    The holiday also offers an opportunity to care for the gardens of those who may be homebound or in the hospital. Take the time to visit a friend who may need some cheering up by bringing them some freshly watered flowers.

    HOW TO OBSERVE Water A Flower Day

    Tend to your beautiful flowers and keep them hydrated. While you’re at it, make sure you’re hydrated, too! Use  #WaterAFlowerDay to post on social media.

    NATIONAL WATER A FLOWER DAY HISTORY

    National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this gardening holiday. However, there are plenty more garden celebrations to explore!