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The Beacon Deacon Web Site designates special dates on the Home Page. This is a listing of the special dates commemorated along with their pictures and messages. Take note that during some years, some special days do not show if they are trumped by a holiday. To see all possible days displayed, turn scripting off and reload this page. Otherwise, you will see what will show up for the year. If you change the year in your date/time settings, you will see what will show up for the year you choose on this page (if you turn scripting back on). Also, on the Home Page, if you click on the date, it will take you to This Day in History, just as it does with the current date above.

Jan. | Feb. | Mar. | April | May | June | July | Aug. | Sept. | Oct. | Nov. | Dec.
DatePictureMessage
January

Happy January!
January 1 Happy New Year
January 6 Epiphany
January 7 The Beacon Deacon Web Site is years old today!
January 11 National Human Trafficking
Awareness Day
End Slavery:
Stop Human Trafficking!
January 12 The 1966 Batman series made
its debut this day in 1966.
Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968
January 24 Gold discovered!
Sutter's Mill, CA, 1848
January 27 International Holocaust
Remembrance Day
January 28 Remembering the
Challenger Disaster
January 28, 1986
February

Happy February!
February 1 Remembering the
Columbia Disaster
February 1, 2003
February 2 Groundhog Day!
February 4 Facebook launched
in 2004
February 6 In memory of "Bow-Wow"
February 6, 1914
-
February 21, 1992
February 8 Happy Birthday
Jules Verne
February 8, 1828
February 11 Happy Birthday
Thomas Edison
February 11, 1847
February 12 Happy Birthday
Abraham Lincoln
February 12, 1809
February 14 Happy Valentines Day!
February 16 Nylon patented 1937
February 19 U.S. Marines land
on Iwo Jima 1945
February 20 John Glenn
orbits earth
February 20, 1962
February 21 In memory of "Bow-Wow"
February 6, 1914
-
February 21, 1992
February 22 Happy Birthday
George Washington
February 22, 1732
February 24 David Kennison, reportedly
a Boston Tea Party survivor,
died this day in 1851 at age 115.
February 29 Leap Day!
March

Happy March!
March 2 Happy Birthday,
Dr. Seuss! (1904)
Timeline of Dr. Seuss
March 3 Happy Birthday,
Alexander Graham Bell (1847)
March 6 Happy Birthday,
Michelangelo (1475)
March 14 Happy Birthday,
Albert Einstein
March 14, 1879
March 15 The first .com registration:
Symbolics.com
March 15, 1985.
March 16 Happy Birthday
James Madison
March 16, 1751
March 17 Happy St. Patricks Day!
History Tidbit
Happy Easter!
Jesus is Risen!
March Easter
Happy Easter!
Jesus is Risen!
March 27
March 30
Happy Easter!
Jesus is Risen!
April

Happy April!
April Easter
Happy Easter!
Jesus is Risen!
Happy Easter!
Jesus is Risen!
April 4 NATO established
April 4, 1949
April 6 Happy Tartan Day!
April 12 First Shots of the Civil War
Fort Sumter
April 12, 1861
April 14 Lincoln assassinated
April 14, 1865

The sinking of the Titanic
began April 14, 1912
April 15 Ray Kroc opens
first McDonald's
in Des Plaines, IL
April 15, 1955
April 16  Orange  & Maroon:
Remembering
Virginia Tech\'s
2007 Tragedy
Happy Easter!
Jesus is Risen!
Happy Easter!
Jesus is Risen!
April 22
Happy Easter!
Jesus is Risen!
April 23
Happy Easter!
Jesus is Risen!
April 29 Zipper patented by
Gideon Sindback
April 29, 1913
May

Happy May!
National Day of Prayer
May 4 Happy Star Wars Day!
May the Fourth Be With You!
May 8 Remembering Maurice Sendak
June 10, 1928 - May 8, 2012
May 11 In memory of Pop
August 17, 1929
-
May 11, 2010
May 14 Nation of Israel
proclaimed May 14, 1948
May 18 Legislation of "In God We Trust"
enacted to show on some coins
May 18, 1908
May 21 Clara Barton founded
the Red Cross
May 21, 1881
May 22 Pacman made his debut
May 22, 1980
May 25
June

Happy June!
June 4 This day in 1989:
Tiananmen Square
June 6 D-Day years ago.
June 9 Donald Duck made his
debut this day in 1934.
June 12 Remembering Anne Frank:
June 12, 1929 - March 1945.
Received her diary June 12, 1942.
June 14 Happy Flag Day!
Happy Birthday U.S. Army (1775)!
June 15 Magna Carta 1215
June 17 Happy Birthday, M.C. Escher (1898)
June 19 Garfield made his debut
June 19, 1978.
June 26 Toothbrush invented
June 26, 1498
June 28 Remembering Haven
August 26, 2003 - June 28, 2017
June 30 Happy Anniversary
Jamie & Louise!
July

Happy July!
July 2 W.W. Brazel finds strange,
shiny material near Roswell, N.M.
July 2, 1947
July 3 In memory of "Ma-Ma"
September 24, 1911
-
July 3, 2008
July 4 Happy Independence Day!
Some history trivia
July 6 Congress adopts the "dollar"
as the monetary unit of the U.S.
July 6, 1785
July 19 Rosetta Stone discovered
July 19, 1799
July 20 The Apollo 11 Crew landed on the moon
July 20, 1969
July 21 Remembering the tragedy
in Aurora, Colorado
July 21, 2012
July 26 In Memory of French Priest
Pére Jacques Hamel
who was martyred
July 26, 2016
July 27 Bugs Bunny debuts in
A Wild Hare
July 27, 1940
July 29 Birth of NASA, 1958
July 30 "In God We Trust"
adopted as U.S. motto
July 30, 1956
August

Happy August!
August 4 U.S. Coast Guard
started as
Revenue Cutter Service
August 4, 1790
August 7 National Lighthouse Day (U.S.)
August 12 Green Eggs and Ham
August 12, 1960
August 17 In memory of Pop
August 17, 1929
-
May 11, 2010
September

Happy September!
September 7 "Uncle Sam" is born in
a newspaper in Troy, N.Y.
September 7, 1913
September 8 Star Trek aired
for the first time
September 8, 1966
September 11 Remember the fallen.
September 17 Constitution Day
September 18 United States Air Force
born this day in 1947
September 19 Smiley Emoticon born this day in 1982
Thanks to Carnegie Mellon University
Professor Scott E. Fahlman
September 24 In memory of "Ma-Ma"
September 24, 1911
-
July 3, 2008
September 26 Happy Birthday,
Johnny Appleseed!
September 26, 1774
September 29 Coffee Day!
October

Happy October!
October 3 Germany reunited this day in 1990.
October 4 Sputnik launches the Space Age
October 4, 1957
October 6 Thank God for William Tyndale,
who translated the Bible
into English. He was martyred
October 6, 1536
October 12
October 13
October 14
October 17 Texas Rangers
October 17, 1835
October 23 Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
October 23, 1952
October 28 Happy Birthday to
the Statue of Liberty!
October 28, 1886
October 31 Happy Halloween!
November

Happy November!
November 9 The Berlin Wall fell
this day in 1989.
November 10 Happy Birthday Marines!
November 11 Remember our
veterans this
Veterans Day.
November 18 Mickey Mouse
made his debut as
"Steamboat Willie"
this day in 1928.
Happy Thanksgiving!
December

Happy December!
December 3 First text sent over Vodafone's network in
the U.K. December 3, 1992, from a
computer to this phone, an Orbitel
901 handset: "Happy Christmas."
December 7 Remember the
sacrifice at
Pearl Harbor.
December 9 The computer mouse
made its debut
today in 1968.
December 14 Remembering the victims at
Sandy Hook Elementary School
December 14, 2012
December 15 Click to read the Bill of Rights December 15, 1791:
The United States Bill of Rights
becomes law when ratified by the
Virginia General Assembly.
December 16 The Boston Tea Party
December 16, 1773
December 17 years of flight!
December 17, 1903
December 21 First Crossword, made by Arthur Wynne,
published in the New York World
December 21, 1913
December 25 Merry Christmas!Merry Christmas! Merry CHRISTmas!
December 28 Congress recognizes the
Pledge of Allegiance
December 28, 1945