The term umbrella comes to us from the Latin word umbra, meaning shade or shadow. History shows umbrellas have been in use for more than 4,000 years when art from ancient Egypt, Assyria, Greece, and China show umbrellas in use. In 1830, the first Umbrella store opened in London operated by James Smith and Sons. It is still selling umbrellas today.
How to celebrate – Take your umbrella to lunch today. Order
an umbrella from James Smith & Sons. Take your umbrella in the shower with
Robinson Crusoe was stranded on a tropical island for 28
years, having to deal with all sorts of wild life, and wild people. His tales
of heroism, as told by Daniel Defoe in 1719, has become one of the greatest
adventures of all time. Of course, a lot of it comes from the authors creative
mind… but not all of it. It is based on the adventures of a Scotsman, Alexander
Selkirk, who was stranded for 4 years on an island off Chile. And today
actually celebrates the day Selkirk was rescued, February 1st, 1709.
How to celebrate – Find your own island to get lost on. Read
“Robinson Crusoe”. Learn how to sail correctly.
Laughing is good for you, it lifts your spirits and actually helps your health. Well today, all over the world, at 1:24 pm (Where ever you happen to be located) the entire world will celebrate by giving a good belly laugh.
Of course, you’ll need to make sure you have something to laugh about so maybe you should get that old high school year book out at the ready.
How to celebrate – Practice your belly laugh so you are ready. Save up a really good joke for your friends to help them laugh. Remember to set an alarm for 1:24 your time to laugh.
I could not find any real history of when the polka-dot came into being. It was probably right after some painter dribbled their paint on their smock! The polka-dot became very popular after Minnie Mouse appeared on the scene in 1928.
Today you find them everywhere! It’s not like you can really miss them! Flamenco dancers did wear polka-dots in 1867 and in 1962 DC made a hero named Polka-dot Man! He never stood a chance.
How to celebrate – Find something polka-dot to wear. Find a copy of Polka-dot Man! Count how many polka-dot outfits you see today.