Thomas Edison's Birthday
Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847, Milan, Ohio. Thomas Edison was a great American inventor with many important inventions, including the phonograph, incandescent electric light, the microphone and the Kinetoscope. With the help of the people in his Menlo Park, New Jersey, laboratory, he produced over 1,000 inventions after the Civil War. He was known as the Wizard of Menlo Park.
National Inventor's Day
February 11th is National Inventor's Day in recognition of the contribution inventors make to the nation and the world. February 11th was proclaimed National Inventor's Day by President Ronald Reagan in honor of Thomas Edison's birthday. Who is your favorite inventor?
Japan: Foundation Day
February 11th is National Foundation Day in Japan. National Foundation Day celebrates the founding of the nation and the imperial line by its first emperor, Emperor Jimmu, on February 11, 660 BC. The holiday was originally called Empire Day, but after World War II, the holiday was abolished. In 1966, the holiday was re-established as National Foundation Day and is still a day for expressing patriotism of love of the nation.
Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
February 11th is Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day. It reminds me of what my mom used to say, "Don't sweat the small stuff." Today is a day to relax and not worry about the little things that happen in life.