🗓️ On This Day - May 7th
Today is an extraordinary day in so many ways; for starters, we celebrate National Barrier Awareness Day, encouraging us all to look at the ways we can immediately improve as a society. But, what else has happened on May 7th throughout history?
On this day
A huge architectural disaster took place.
On this day in 558 AD, the dome of the Hagia Sophia, an ancient monument in Istanbul, Turkey, collapsed, leading to its reconstruction under the orders of Justinian I. It served as a church for over 900 years before being converted into a mosque in the 15th century. Today, it is a museum that attracts millions of visitors annually!
An AMA-zing organization!
The American Medical Association (AMA) was first founded in Philadelphia on May 7th, 1847. The AMA is by far the largest professional association of physicians in the US and has significantly shaped American medicine.
From Tokyo to the world!
Hyper-famous electronics giants Sony said hello to the world on May 7th, founded back in 1946 by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita. The company started with only around 20 employees and was originally called Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering. Today, Sony is a multinational conglomerate corporation - you may well use their TVs, laptops, and even have a PlayStation or two!
Cordero Jr raced his last.
Legendary Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr. retired in 1992 after winning 7,057 thoroughbred horse races, including three Kentucky Derbies. Cordero was known for his incredible and almost unmatchable skill and agility on horseback, earning him the nickname "The King of Saratoga." He was later inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame!
A Bruce Willis classic took to the big screen.
Sci-fi action-adventure film "The Fifth Element" was released in France all the way back on May 7th, 1997, directed by Luc Besson and starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich. The story unfolds in a futuristic world where a taxi driver and a mysterious woman must work together as an unlikely duo to save the Earth from impending doom!
Special Days Falling on May 7thToday there is so much to observe - we recognize our limitations as a society, we take a closer look at an everyday item most don't really think about, and we wash it all down with a cool refreshing citrusy thirst-quencher! Here's some special days coming up…
National Barrier Awareness Day
If you’re able-bodied, when was the last time you considered the accessibility needs of those who aren’t so fortunate? National Barrier Awareness Day is observed every year on May 7th to raise awareness about physical, cultural, and social barriers that prevent people with disabilities from fully participating in society. The day aims to promote inclusivity and accessibility.
National Packaging Design Day
Who really takes a close look at what their purchases come wrapped in? Well, today is the day to take a second look at the things that surround us! National Packaging Design Day recognizes the importance of packaging design and how it impacts the sale and promotion of products - as well as the creativity of artists and writers!
National Lemonade Day
National Lemonade Day is a tasty little holiday that celebrates the refreshing but simple beverage made from lemon juice, sugar, and water. The occasion was created to teach children entrepreneurial skills and encourage them to set up lemonade stands. Many businesses and communities now participate by hosting lemonade stands and donating the proceeds to charity!
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