April 12, 2018

National Big Wind Day


On the morning of April 12, 1934, three weather surveyors at the observatory on Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, recorded the highest velocity natural wind ever measured on Earth. The "big wind," which reached 231 miles per hour, is commemorated each year on this date.

National Licorice Day


Licorice is a sweet, chewy, aromatic black substance made by evaporation from the juice of a root and used as a candy and in medicine.

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day


A grilled cheese is often made by placing the buttered slices of bread, with one or more varieties of cheese between the slices, on a frying pan or griddle.

International Day of Human Space Flight


In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared April 12 as the International Day of Human Space Flight to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for mankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the well-being of States and peoples, as well as ensuring the realization of their aspiration to maintain outer space for peaceful purposes. The first human space flight was carried out by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen on April 12, 1961.