The Y2K Calendar Shirt Explanation page

Since some of the listings on the calendar shirt are a bit obscure, this page will feature explanations and commentary on the events listed on the calendar T-shirt, with updates each week as the year progresses.

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October 1: Walt Disney World opens, 1971
October 1: World Vegetarian Day
October 1: Marijuana prohibition begins, with Marihuana Tax Act of 1937
October 2: Groucho Marx's birthday
October 2: Phileas Fogg embarks on 80 day trip around world, 1872

October 3: Reunification of Germany, 1990
October 3: The Takoma Park Street Festival
October 4: Earth Destroyed by the Vogons to make room for a Hyperspace by-pass, 1982
October 4: Sputnik 1 launched, 1957
October 4: Child Health Day
October 6: Reverend Jim Bakker found guilty, 1989
October 7: "Cats" opens on Broadway, 1982
October 8: Chicago Fire, 1871
October 8: Tube Top designed, 1975
October 9: Leif Erikson day
October 9: John Lennon's Birthday

October 10: National School Lunch Week begins
October 11: Columbus Day
October 11: National Coming Out day
October 11: Thanksgiving (Canada)
October 12: The Battle of the Cowshed (a key event in the history of Animal Farm)
October 14: The battle of Hastings, 1066
October 14: Chuck Yeager breaks the Sound barrier, 1947
October 15: World Poetry day
October 16: World Food Day
October 16: Launch of the space family Robinson in the Jupiter-2, 1997
October 16: Sweetest Day

October 17: "Hair" premieres, off Broadway, 1967
October 18: Alaska Day
October 19: Peter Max's Birthday
October 21: Edison invents the light bulb, 1879
October 22: Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
October 22: US national debt exceeds $1 trillion, 1981
October 23: God creates the world, 4004 BC, 9:00 am
October 23: Scorpio phase begins
October 23: Weird Al's birthday

October 24: Mothers-In-Law Day
October 24: United Nations Day
October 25: Picasso's birthday
October 27: New York Subway opens, 1904
October 28: Dedication of the Statue of Liberty, 1886
October 29: Stock market crashes, 1929
October 29: John Glenn's return to space, 1998
October 30: Martians invade Grover's Mill, NJ, 1938
October 31: Halloween
October 31: Fall Back (2 AM)

November 1: Bra invented, 1914
November 2: James K. Polk's birthday
November 2: VOTE! (if there's an election in your state today)
November 3: Russians launch first dog into space, 1957 (it was a one-way trip)
November 4: King Tut's Tomb discovered, 1922
November 5: Guy Fawkes attempts to blow up the houses of Parliament, 1605
November 5: Andrew Looney birthday
November 6: Sadie Hawkin's Day

November 7: Great October Socialist Revolution, 1917
November 9: Kristallnacht, 1938
November 9: Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989
November 10: Looney Labs created, 1996
November 11: Veteran's Day (Armistice Day)
November 12: Hill Valley lightning storm, 1955
November 13: On November 13, Felix Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence. That request came from his wife.

November 14: First blood transfusion, 1666
November 15: George Spelvin's Birthday (George Spelvin is a fictional character used in theatrical programs to conceal the fact that an actor is playing more than one role)
November 15: Petula Clark's Birthday
November 17: National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
November 18: Antarctica discovered, 1820
November 18: The Great American Smoke Out
November 19: Gettysburg address, 1863
November 19: Pop Tarts invented, 1965
November 20: Mexican Revolution, 1910

November 21: It was Kristin who shot JR, 1980
November 21: www.WorldHelloDay.org/
November 22: JFK Assassinated, 1963
November 23: Sagittarius phase begins
November 23: Dr. Who debuts, 1963
November 24: Barbed Wire patented, 1874
November 24: Busiest travel day of the year
November 25: Thanksgiving
November 25: Charton Heston crash lands on the the Planet of the Apes, 3978
November 26: Buy Nothing Day
November 26: Busiest shopping day of the year

November 28: Paul Shaffer's birthday
Novebmer 30: Eat No Broccoli Day

December 1: World AIDS day
December 1: Rosa Parks refuses to sit in the back of the bus, 1955
December 2: Russians land first robot on Mars, 1971
December 3: Union Carbide gas leak kills over 2000 in India, 1984
December 4: First day of Chanukah

December 5: Prohibition repealed, 1933
December 5: Walt Disney's Birthday
December 6: Microwave oven patented, 1945
December 7: Pearl Harbor bombed, 1941
December 8: John Lennon murdered, 1980
December 9: First day of Ramadan
December 10: Playboy magazine first published, 1953
December 11: Teri Garr's Birthday

December 12: Poinsettia Day
December 13: Susan B. Anthony Dollar coined, 1978
December 14: Halcyon days begin
December 14: Roald Amundsen reaches South Pole, 1911
December 15: Bill of Rights Day
December 15: First sex-change operation, 1952
December 16: Boston Tea Party, 1773
December 17: Saturnalia (ancient Roman holiday)
December 17: Aviation Day: Wright Brother's first flight, 1903

December 19: International shareware day - pay for what you use!
December 21: Forefathers' day: Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock, 1620
December 22: Capricorn phase begins
December 22: Edison invents the Xmas tree light, 1882
December 22: First day of winter / Winter Solstice 2:49 am / Full moon
December 24: Christmas Eve
December 25: Christmas Day

December 26: Boxing Day
December 26: First day of Kwanza
December 26: Soviet Union collapses, 1991
December 28: Chewing gum patented, 1869
December 29: Wash your Y2K shirt today (so you can wear it to the new year's eve party)
December 31: New Year's Eve (Y2K Eve!)
January 1 2000: The new millennium begins... did the world end?


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