Sunday, April 17, 2011

Why Is Today Special? April 17th.

Today is April 17th 2011.

-Famous Birthdays-

*Victoria Beckham (1974) She is 37 today. She was Posh Spice in the Spice Girls.

*Jennifer Garner (1972) She is 39 today. She is a famous actress.


*Bat Appreciation Day - A day for appreciating the bats important role in nature.

*International Ford Mustang Day - Celebrating the first day the Mustang was introduced.

*Nothing Like a Dame Day - A day to pay homage to dames and their unique blend of wit, wisdom, strength and style

*Palm Sunday - Commemorates Christ’s last entry into Jerusalem

-Historical Events-

*858 - Benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope

*1629 - 1st commercial fishery established

*1704 - 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell

*1797 - Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions to Spanish territories in America.


  1. Yay, Bat Appreciation Day. I love bats

  2. haha great post very interesting!

  3. thats soooo cool! i had no idea all of that was happening!!!
    i feel very informed :P

  4. bat guano was a secondary source of ammonia prior to the first world war.

  5. Posh Spice's BIRTHDAY?!? I'm not going to work today. a3