April 27, 2018

National Day of Silence

The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools, especially against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBT students and those perceived to be LGBT.

National Babe Ruth Day

George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Although he was diagnosed with cancer, he was able to attend the proclaimed Babe Ruth Day on April 27, 1947, and spoke briefly to a crowd of almost 60,000 people at Yankee Stadium.

National Tell a Story Day

National Tell a Story Day encourages people of all ages to share actual or imagined stories.

National Arbor Day

National Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska. At the federal level, in 1970, President Richard Nixon proclaimed the last Friday in April as National Arbor Day.

National Hairball Awareness Day

National Hairball Awareness Day is observed annually on the last Friday in April. This day is listed as one of the Pet Health Awareness Events of the American Veterinary Medical Association. A hairball is a ball of hair that collects in the stomach of a cat or similar animal as a result of the animal's licking its coat.