1. Vitamin C Day—celebrating C.C. King’s isolation of this needed vitamin at the University of Pittsburgh in 1932—scruvy is not your friend!
2. International Day of Landmine Awareness and Assistance Day—an observance promulgated by the UN General Assembly in 2005 to create awareness of the danger from the millions of mines laid in the numerous conflicts that this planet has endured and the need to actively find and destroy them before innocents step on them with loss of life or limb.
3. 1957 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1957, as part of a brief one week run, Round and Round by Perry Como, noted singer and television personality who sold millions of records for RCA. Here is a link to Perry Como performing Round and Round: the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UCM-cb9hwc
4. National Cordon Bleu Day—celebrating that great roulade made with chicken, ham and Swiss cheese.
5. No Vacancy Day—celebrating not the sign we would want to see at the Bates Motel but rather the birthday on this day in 1932 of Anthony Perkins who died of AIDS in 1962 but will live forever in such films as Psycho.
On this day in
a. 1768 Phillip Astley staged the first modern circus in London, England.
b. 1818 Congress enacted legislation that provided the flag of the U.S. would be 13 stripes and 20 stars with the stars to be increased with each new state admitted.
c. 1841 after only 32 days in office William Henry Harrison became the first president of the United States to die in office.
d. 1975 Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
e. 1994 Netscape Communications, which initially dominated the internet browser space until supplanted by Internet Explorer, was founded by George Clark and Mark Andreessen.