1. National Macintosh Day—commemorating the introduction by Steve Jobs in 1999 of the Macintosh Computer, the first computer with a video graphic interface and a mouse.
2. Community Managers Appreciation Day—celebrating since 2010 of the efforts of online community managers worldwide using social media and other tools to improve customer experience.
3. 1955 Number One S ong—celebrating the number one song in 1955 on a run of two weeks in that position Let Me Go Lover by Joan Weber. Here is a link to Joan Weber performing Let Me Go Lover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hyLRbRCCLU
4. Burns Night Day—celebrating Burns Night with a haggi—one of those Scottish dishes that my Scottish mother absolutely detested and would always use salmon instead to complement the reading of some of Robert Burns poetry.
5. So Cool--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1980 of a former elementary teacher who is now an accomplished WWE champion wrestler, Michelle McCool.
On this day in:
a. 1858 the Wedding March created by Felix Mendelssohn was played at the wedding of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Victoria, to Freidrich of Prussia and became a very popular wedding march.
b. 1915 Alexander Graham Bell instituted transcontinental telephone service by calling from New York City Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
c. 1947 Thomas Goldsmith, Jr. filed for a patent for a cathode tube amusement device which was the first electronic game.
d. 1961 President Kennedy appeared on the first televised press conference.
e. 2011 the first wave of the Egyptian Revolution began with massive street demonstrations against the government.