Different traditions for ringing in the new year, foods and beverages served in different areas and the history of new year's celebrations are all fertile ground for trivia questions about New Year's Day. In fact, questions about Babylonians and early celebrations of the New Year make particularly g
Some fun trivia facts about Veterans Day include that: 1) Veterans Day used to be called Armistice Day as commemoration of the end of World War I in 1919; and 2) the name did not change to Veterans Day until 1954.
Trivia about Valentine's Day includes the fact that King Henry VII of England officially declared February 14 as St. Valentine?s Day holiday in 1537. The holiday is celebrated in the memory of Bishop Valentine. ?From your Valentine? is a love note that Valentine wrote to his jailer?s daughter while
Quiz Rocket and Trivia Park have Valentine's Day trivia quizzes on their websites, as of 2015. The questions typically deal with the history of the celebration. Brownielocks and Examiner.com have trivia questions on common Valentine's Day symbols, such as flowers, candies and couples.
D-Day occurred on June 6, 1944 when the Allies invaded Normandy, successfully turning the tide of World War II. Over 156,000 allied troops landed on 50 miles of beach in the largest seaborne invasion in history, liberating Northern France over the course of the next three months.
Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day. It was renamed officially by the U.N. in 2009 as International Mother Earth Day, and some schools and communities celebrate the day for an entire week. Also, the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.
"Opposite Day" is not an officially recognized holiday. There are some references to "Opposite Day" being on January 25. Generally, "Opposite Day" is simply declared on any day, and it begins whenever the starter says so.
Earth Day began in the late 1960s following the Vietnam War and was originally created with political aims. The Earth Day holiday on April 22 actually follows the first Earth Day of the year on March 20, the spring equinox.
HistoryOrb.com offers historical facts about any specific date in history. To find out information about a specific date, such as one's birth date, use the Date Search feature on the right side of the homepage.
The first of December of each year marks World AIDS Day to encourage people worldwide to show support for those who are living with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. It is a day of remembrance for those who have died from the disease, according to