Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April 3 - Weed Out Hate: Sow the Seeds of Greatness Day

Today we celebrate "Weed Out Hate: Sow the Seeds of Greatness" day! A day to put our petty differences aside, and encourage tolerance, respect, and love.

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Today is also Find a Rainbow Day, National Day of Hope, National Day of Walking, and Tweed Day!

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

- A Hawaiian surfer rose a 50-foot tidal wave in 1868
- Margaret Angling, Canadian actress, was born in the Speaker's Chambers of the House of Parliament in Ottawa in 1876
- A wooden block alarm was invented in 1882; when the alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks
- British suffragette Emily Pankhurts was sentenced to 3 years in jail in 1913
- Dame Emma Albani, the first Canadian-born artist to distinguish herself in the international world of opera, died in London, England in 1930
- The Ear of Athlone became the second member of the British royal family to be appointed Governor General of Canada
- The American Civil Liberties Union announced it would defend Allen Ginsberg's book "Howl" against obscenity charged in 1955
- Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins became the first defenceman to win the NHL scoring title in 1970
- Mario Lemieux won the NHL scoring title in 1988, stopping Gretzky's 7-year streak
- Australia formally adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2009

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

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