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.
D-Day was important for several reasons. The most important reason was that it marked the first time in the war that Allied troops threatened Germany's control of Europe. Up until then, the fighting had been taking place very far away from the German border.
Family Day is a public holiday that celebrates the importance of family life, urging people to spend time with their families. It is observed in Nevada, Arizona, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan, as well as a few other places.
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Boxing Day is celebrated on December 26 every year in England, Ireland, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa and Trinidad. The holiday itself comes from servants who worked for the British upper class. The servants had to work on Christmas, but they left to see their famili
The United States military uses the term D-day as a start date for field operations. There are many D-day dates in history but the most famous is the one that occurred on June 6, 1944.
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.
In 1966, Congress and President Lyndon B. Johnson recognized Waterloo, New York as having the first Memorial Day 100 years earlier. However, multiple towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day, and the holiday’s long evolution makes it unclear who actually started it. On top of that, there are
In the Northern Hemisphere, the official summer season begins with the June solstice, which takes place on June 20th, 21st or 22nd each year, and ends with the September equinox, which takes place on September 22nd or 23rd each year; the exact duration of summer depends on when the solstice and equi
"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.