On this day
Joan of Arc wore something shocking!
On this date back in 1431, Joan of Arc shocked the nation by wearing something no one could have imagined - men’s clothing. And, in doing so she was accused of heresy and sentenced to death - a bit of an overdramatic reaction, perhaps?
Alan Turing changed the world.
In 1936, Alan Turing submitted the “On Computable Numbers” paper for publication. His theory helped lead to the development of modern computing as we know it today - meaning that without Turing, you probably wouldn’t be able to read this article!
Special Days Falling on May 28thMay 28th seems to be a fairly big day for meat lovers, but it’s also an important day to consider the rights of fellow citizens all over the world. Here are some special occasions to mark today, regardless of anything else you already have planned!
National Brisket Day
Ever tried a slice or two of brisket before? May 28th is, apparently, a national day for enjoying this tasty beef dish - a primal cut that’s served with a variety of vegetables and flavors. Brisket is something of an ancient treat that dates far before the birth of the Michelin Star! Nowadays, it’s popular to let brisket cook for days in advance to get the best flavors and textures. If you’ve never tried it before, now’s your chance!
Amnesty International Day
Amnesty International is an organization focused on helping to promote human rights the world over. Whether it’s ending child labor, promoting sexual freedoms, or ensuring no one has to go hungry, AI does incredible work raising awareness for some truly shocking rights violations. Today’s the day to recognize their work for the better, and to do your bit in any way you can - even if it’s just a donation.
Menstrual Hygiene Day
For millions of women, bodily functions can bring about feelings of shame and worry. This really shouldn’t be the case - and Menstrual Health Day exists to help guide women of all ages and backgrounds towards healthier menstrual practices, with the knock-on effect being better physical and mental health overall. Today is a good day to open up about your body.