NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY
Annually, National Logistics Day ™ on June 28th promotes appreciation for the important role the logistics industry plays in both our national and global economies!
The logistics industry first started to take form when Marco Polo traveled to China on the Silk Road. His detailed written record paved the way for future traders and merchants traveling between Europe and China. In 1896, the invention of the “horseless carriage” semi-truck improved how goods moved across our country. Just 14 years later, the first air cargo flight took place in 1910. The flight between Dayton and Columbus dramatically increased the speed with which goods could be delivered in the U.S. By 1956, the first container ship sailed from the port of New Jersey to Texas. Shipments forever changed how goods moved around the world. These advancements demonstrate how logistics connect the world – and always have.
Today, logistics expenses in the U.S. account for nearly 8% of everything we make and sell. That includes packaging, warehousing, shipping, and more. The third-party logistics (3PL) industry – those who help businesses efficiently manage logistics across their supply chains (from 3PLs to truckers to warehouse managers) – represents an $800 billion industry on its own.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLogisticsDay
While celebrating the day, visit www.NationalLogisticsDay.com to read interesting facts about the logistics industry. When you are there, you can also grab a copy of the official holiday logo, or download a complimentary copy of the Logistics Careers For Dummies® eBook. Don’t forget to use the #NationalLogisticsDay hashtag to give social media shout-outs to friends, family, or colleagues working in the logistics and supply chain fields.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY
Logistics Plus Inc founded National Logistics Day in 2019 to celebrate the important, growing logistics industry. Since 1996, Logistics Plus® has been doing its part to help support the logistics industry. It also creates both challenging and rewarding jobs in the U.S. and around the world – all with a Passion For Excellence™. The company’s global headquarters is located in the historic Erie, Pennsylvania train station. All around the building, nearly 50 country flags fly with each one representing the nationality of one of its employees or customers. This iconic hub for transportation and logistics services is the perfect venue for launching a National Logistics Day celebration.
In 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Logistics Day to be observed on June 28th annually.
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June 28th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia are assassinated by Bosnian Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip. The assassination triggered a series of events leading up to World War I. Within a month, Austria-Hungry would declare war on Serbia. World War I lasted more than four years, devastating families, countries and economies. On the same day in 1919, the Treaty of Versailles brings an official end to the war.
Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merge their companies creating Mercedes-Benz.
A police raid sparks the Stonewall Uprising in New York City. The bar had a reputation for being friendly to the LGBT community and the resulting riot led to rallying support for the LGBT community.
Mike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield’s ears during a match for the heavyweight title.
June 28th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Kathleen Bates – 1948
“Face it, girls, I’m older and I have better insurance.” Kathy Bates as Evelyn Couch in Fried Green Tomatoes
The award-winning and versatile actress has gained a reputation for her powerful roles on both stage and screen. In 1991, she won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Misery. She also earned the 2014 Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a limit series or TV movie for her role in American Horror Story: Coven. Bates received a Tony nod in 1983 for ‘night, Mother.
“I’m your number one fan.” Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes in Misery
John Elway – 1960
John Elway’s memorable career as the quarterback for the Denver Broncos led to a business owner in the Denver area. The two-time Super Bowl champion is currently the General Manager and Executive vice president of football operations of the Denver Broncos.
John Cusack – 1966
The American actor gained prominence in the 1980s with films like Sixteen Candles and Say Anything. His latest production is My Only Sunshine directed by Mark Palansky.
Elon Musk – 1971
In 2002, the South African-born entrepreneur founded SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corp). The private spaceflight company often partners with NASA.