On this day
The Danish West Indies freed its slaves.
In 1848, today was the date that slaves were freed in the Danish West Indies, which are now known as the US Virgin Islands. Slavery had been practiced there since about the 1670s. The US wouldn’t follow “proper” until Abraham Lincoln unveiled the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.
Jesse James was up to his old tricks!
In 1871, infamous outlaw Jesse James robbed a bank in Croydon, Iowa. He ended up stealing $45,000 – that’s worth more than a million in today’s legal tender! James was something of a celebrity in his own right in his day – eventually meeting a painful end after being shot in 1882.
Special Days Falling on July 3rdIf you’re an American, you're probably dealing with all of the anticipations for tomorrow's celebration, but July 3rd is not to be forgotten along the way! Here are some of the best holidays to honor today.
National Chocolate Wafer Day
Some treats are just staples in everyone’s homes, including chocolate wafers! These sweet treats go great with a coffee, a warm cup of tea, or simply on their own as a pick-me-up! But did you know that chocolate wafers are so popular they have their own special day? Today is indeed chocolate wafer day, so chow down without guilt.
National Eat Your Beans Day
Beans are some of the most important foods to include in our diets. They are full of fiber, vitamins, and essential nutrients we all need! There are plenty of recipes online to help you make the most of these mighty minis. So, today, whether you are a bean fanatic or not, do your best to get some beans on your plate! After all, beans, beans are good for your heart, and the more you eat, the more you… yeah, we’ll let you finish that one off!
National Compliment Your Mirror Day
Well… you could compliment your mirror, but today's more about complimenting yourself! We all struggle with self-worth sometimes, and July 3rd is the perfect day to show yourself a little more kindness. Focus on self-care, and tell your reflection that you love yourself for you.