🗓️ On This Day - May 2nd
Wonderful wizards, tasty tuna, and a couple of iconic songs - so much has happened on May 2nd, you’ll barely be able to catch your breath!
On this day
Good Housekeeping first debuted
In 1885, the first issue of "Good Housekeeping" magazine was published. Providing women with a comprehensive guide to household management and domestic life, the magazine has since become a household name. Decades of readers have reveled in tips on cooking, cleaning, decorating, and parenting, among other topics!
America’s pastime gained its theme music.
In 1908, the popular song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" was first copyrighted. Written by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer, the song became an instant hit around the country's stadiums and has been a fixture at baseball games ever since! Interestingly, neither of the songwriters had attended a baseball game before penning the iconic melody - hey, it still works!
General Motors started a huge expansion.
On May 2nd, 1918, General Motors (GM) bought the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware, founded by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant. This was a huge deal at the time because it allowed GM to expand its product line and establish Chevrolet as one of its primary brands. Today, Chevrolet is one of the leading automobile manufacturers in the world!
Tennessee Williams picks up an important gong.
In 1955, Tennessee Williams was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." The play explores themes of truth and repressed desires through the complex relationships of a wealthy southern family. The play's success cemented Williams' reputation as one of America's greatest playwrights - his works are still staged all over the world today!
Bin Laden was brought down.
On this day in 2011, US Navy Seals and CIA operatives killed the FBI's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, in a covert operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The operation was authorized by then-US President Barack Obama and marked a significant victory in the fight against terrorism.
Special Days Falling on May 2ndTime to celebrate our amazing teachers, the wonderful wizarding world, and a pretty big fish! Here are some important and special reasons you may wish to mark May 2nd.
World Tuna Day
First observed in 2017, World Tuna Day is celebrated every year on May 2nd. Tuna fish have a surprising amount of impact on human life! Not only are they a highly nutritious addition to your diet, they have a surprising effect on the economy, too. It’s also a great opportunity to promote sustainable fishing practices - and to tuck into a sandwich or two!
International Harry Potter Day
Expecto Patronum! International Harry Potter Day is celebrated every year on May 2nd to commemorate the Battle of Hogwarts, which took place in the final book of the celebrated fantasy series. Fans of the franchise celebrate the day in many ways, including dressing up as their favorite characters, re-reading the books, and watching the movies!
National Teacher Appreciation Day
Today is a great day to recognize the vital role teachers play in molding the future of students across the country - as well as the challenges they face. The day is a part of Teacher Appreciation Week, and it encourages the public to show appreciation and gratitude towards educators for their hard work and dedication. Why not show an old teacher of yours that you appreciate them?
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