Also on this day...
Feast of St. Cajetan - Patron of Workers, Job Seekers, and Unemployed People
National Lighthouse Day
Beach Party Day
Purple Heart Day was created in 1782. The Purple Heart was originally designated as the Badge of Military Merit.
Mata Hari was born in 1876. The Amazing Randi - skeptic magician - was born in 1928, and Garrison Keillor was born in 1942.