Saturday, June 22, 2013

June 22 - Stupid Guy Thing Day

Alright ladies, this one's for you!

Today's event should be a fun one! Today we celebrate Stupid Guy Thing Day! How do we celebrate? It's oh-so simple! Just make a list of all the stupid (sorry fellas) things the guys in your life do, and share it with the rest of us!

I can't wait to see what some of you have to say!

Today is also American Radio Relay League Field Day, and Polar Bear Swim Day!

Here are some interesting things that happened on this day in history:

- Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England in 1377.
- Galileo Galilei was forced to recant his declaration of Earth orbiting the Sun by the Pope in 1633. Over 300 years later, on October 31, 1992, the Vatican admitted it was wrong.

- The Quebec Act was passed in 1774 (effective May 1, 1775); it established French civil law, British criminal law, freedom of worship for Roman Catholics and government by appointed council. It extended the boundaries of the province to the Ohio Valley.
- Spanish explorers Alcalà-Galiano and Valdés sighted George Vancouver's ships Discovery and Chatham near present-day Vancouver in 1792. Each side was mortified to discover its major competitor.
- HMS Leopard forcibly took 4 seamen from the American frigate Chesapeake in 1807. The incident angered the Americans, contributing to the tension leading to the War of 1812.
- In 1813, Laura Secord overheard American officers talking about their plans of attack and walked 30 km to warn the British commander. Two days later Britain's Native allies ambushed the Americans at Beaver Dams.

Seen above: Laura Secord's dwelling.

- John Howe patented his pin manufacturing machine in 1832.
- The June Days Uprising began in Paris in 1848.
- The "Great Coalition" was formed in 1864. Reform leader George Brown joined a coalition with the Conservatives, starting the process of Confederation in the Province of Canada.
- The Honoré Mercier Bridge over the St Lawrence River was inaugurated in 1934. It united the city of LaSalle to the Caughnawaga Reserve (now Kahnawake).
- Ojibwa artist Blake Debassige, who developed a "visual language" to express both personal experiences and traditional values of continuing relevance, was born in West Bay, Ontario in 1956.
- The NHL rival World Hockey Association folded in 1979. Winnipeg, Québec, Hartford and the Edmonton Oilers were taken into the NHL.
- Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk, was the first North American Indian to be beatified in 1980.
- Prince Charles & Lady Diana brought Prince William home from hospital following his birth on June 21st in 1982.

Stay tuned for our next, "On This Day in History"!

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