1. Tartan Day—celebrating if you are lucky enough like this poet to have Scottish heritage the wearing of a tartan to proclaim your clan and listen to the bagpipes.2. New Beer’s Eve—celebrating the end of Prohibition the next day on April 7, 1933.
3. 1959 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1959, as part of a five week run, Venus by Frankie Avalon, that iconic teen idol and film beach goer teamed with Annette Funicello and still going strong at 74. Here is a link to his performing Venus on the Dick Clark Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fakpqLDEQAo
4. National Hostess Twinkie Day—celebrating that great snack invented by James Dewar in 1930 and on the hit list of Michelle Obama.
5. Helix Day—commemorating the birthday on this day in 1928 of James Watson who with Francis Crick discovered the double helix shape of DNA.
On this day in
a. 1329 Scotland affirmed its independence from England by signing the Declaration of Abroath.
b. 1712 the second slave revolt in the colonies occurred at New York City; it was suppressed and 21 blacks were executed for their role in it.
c. 1808 John Astor formed the American Fur Company that would make him America’s first millionaire.
d. 1965 Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit, was launched.
e. 1996 Travelers Group announced the 76 billion dollar merger with Citicorp which created Citibank.