Today’s events include:
Take a Wild Guess Day – DNA Day – That Sucks Day – Microvolunteering Day – Tax Day – National Eggs Benedict Day – National Glazed Spiral Ham Day – Titanic Remembrance Day – Rubber Eraser Day – Jackie Robinson Day
Today’s Focus: Jackie Robinson Day
An annual tradition in Major League Baseball, commemorating and honouring the day that Jackie Robinson made his major league debut.
The festivity celebrates Robinson’s career, being the first black major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. His debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers ended approximately eighty years of baseball segregation. He was also inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, remembered for his services with the number 42 jersey.
Daily Trivia: A baby eel is called an elver. A baby oyster is called a spat.