July 17, 2019

National Hot Dog Day

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has selected July 19 as the day to pay tribute to the hot dog. On National Hot Dog Day, the Council hosts the Annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill. During the lunch, which has been celebrated for decades in Washington, lawmakers, Administration officials and Capitol Hill staff gather in a courtyard for one of the biggest hot dog picnics ever held.

National Peach Ice Cream Day

Vanilla Ice Cream that is combined with peaches.

Wrong Way Corrigan Day

Douglas Corrigan, an American stunt pilot born in Galveston, Texas, gained notoriety for an unplanned transatlantic flight to Ireland on July 17, 1938. He flew from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, to Ireland, though his flight plan was filed to return to Long Beach. He was nicknamed "Wrong Way Corrigan" thereafter.

National Yellow Pig Day

The unofficial holiday was created in the early 1960s by Princeton mathematics students, David Kelly and Michael Spivak, while working on the special properties of the number 17. Legend has it that it is in reference to David Kelly's collection of yellow pigs.

World Emoji Day

World Emoji Day was created by Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge in 2014 and celebrates the many digital faces used by billions of smartphone and social media users around the globe on a daily basis. July 17 is famously displayed on the iOS Calendar Emoji, making it the perfect date for World Emoji Day.

World Day for International Justice

World Day for International Justice, also referred to as Day of International Criminal Justice or International Justice Day, is an effort to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice. July 17 was chosen because it is the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the treaty that created the International Criminal Court. The International Criminal Court is the first permanent and independent international judicial institution capable of trying individuals accused of the most serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law, including the crimes of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.