Today’s events include:
No Diet Day – Military Spouse Appreciation Day – No Pants Day – No Homework Day – Crepes Suzette Day – Public Gardens Day – Space Day – International Tuba Day – Martyrs Day in Lebanon and Syria – Tourist Appreciation Day – Beverage Day
Today’s Focus: Martyr’s Day (Lebanon and Syria)
Commemorating the Syrian and Lebanese nationalists that were executed in Maarjeh Square in Damascus, and Burj Square in Beirut in 1916. Both plazas have since been renamed to Martyr’s Square.
Daily Trivia: John Pemberton died a penniless morphine addict after selling the rights to his alcohol-free morphine alternative, ‘coca-cola’, a formula that he said “some day will be a national drink.”