Thursday actually means Thor's Day, named after the Norse God of Thunder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thu…
In 1941 people in Northern California and Southwestern Oregon started a push to form a new US State called Jefferson. The counties for a couple weeks would "secede every Thursday," using rifles to interdict drivers on Route 99 and hand them copies of their proclamation of independence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jef…
There is a religion called Last Thursdayism that believes that our entire universe, with all of us and our collective memories was created just Last Thursday. last-thursday.org/
The modern (Georgian) calendar skipped 10 days between Thursday October 4th to Friday October 15th, 1582 to help quickly adjust the drift of the equinoxes from the Julian calendar. jstor.org/stable/25025653
Until 1987, there was no TV broadcast in Iceland on Thursdays. The idea behind the decision was to reserve Thursdays as a day for socializing. As a result, many Icelanders born before 1987 joke that they were most likely conceived on a Thursday. now.guidetoiceland.is/201…
30,000 People disappeared during Argentina’s dirty war. Every Thursday Buenos Aires’ Plaza de Mayo fills with women wearing white scarves and holding signs covered with names of those who were kidnapped by the government. history.com/news/mothers-…
Friends character Phoebe had a twin sister in the show purely because Lisa Kudrow was playing that character in the show that aired right before Friends on Thursday night: Mad About You. comedycentral.co.uk/news/…
Samoa lost a day at the end of 2011. By choosing to have the International Dateline moved from their East to West, Samoa jumped from Thursday to Saturday. cnn.com/2011/12/27/world/…
Some days of the week were named after Germanic gods... Tig for Tuesday, Wodin for Wednesday, Thor for Thursday, and Frei for Friday en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam…
In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving holiday one week earlier to help boost retail sales during the final year of the Great Depression. People were outraged and began naming the holiday "Franksgiving". In 1941, Congress reversed the move back to the 4th Thursday of Nov. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Thursday Island, Queensland, was first sighted on a Friday, and nearby Friday Island was first sighted on a Thursday. Their names were swapped after their discovery so it would look better on maps. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thu…
The writers of 'Murder She Wrote', when moved to Thursday against 'Friends' wrote an episode where the murder occurred on the set of a fictional show called 'Buds' deseret.com/1996/2/8/1922…
The first week of the year is the week containing the first Thursday. cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-t…
Today I learned there is a zoo in Sari, Iran that used to feed live donkeys to their lions every Thursday un it was shut down because the lions were inexperienced and unable to efficiently kill their prey in a reasonable amount of time. observers.france24.com/en…
After Sunday (the Sun) and Monday (the Moon), every day of the week is named after Anglo-Saxon derivatives of mythical gods. i.e. Wednesday after Woden, or Odin, Thursday after Thor, and so on. almanac.com/fact/where-di…
In 2000, when the cast of "Friends" wouldn't come down from their $1,050,000/episode salary demands, NBC produced promos saying "You've loved them for seven years, see how it all ends with the series finale of Friends this Thursday". The cast agreed to lower salaries. abcnews.go.com/2020/story…
4 days of the week are named after Norse gods. In particular, Thursday is named after the Norse god Thor (Thursday = Thor's Day). Wednesday is named after the head Norse god Odin (Wednesday = Wodin's/Odin's Day). socialstudiesforkids.com/…
We almost had a symmetrical 13 month calendar where every month had 28 days and the each day-number was always on the same day of the week (26th was always a Thursday). citylab.com/life/2014/12/…
Today I learned about Fat Thursday, which is a Polish tradition to eat loads of sweets and cakes on the last Thursday before Lent en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat…
In 1979 silver prices increase 712%. Caused by the Hunt's Brothers owning close to 1/3 of the independently owned silver in the world. Later causing a crash in the market called Silver Thursday. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
Today I learned about Last-Thursdayism, a theory which states that the earth was created last thursday. youtu.be/35B6C3DQ5OU
Almost 25% of suicides occur on Wednesdays, as compared to 14% on Mondays or Saturdays, the two days tied for second-highest suicide rates, but Thursdays have the lowest rate, 11%. Slightly more occurred in the summer, 26%, while the fewest occurred in the winter, 23.8%. nbcnews.com/id/31780455/n…
The weekend isn’t always Saturday/Sunday; in some countries, the weekend is Thursday/Friday or Friday/Saturday. 923bobfm.com/in-a-bunch-o…
Thanksgiving was traditionally the last Thursday of November, but was moved a week earlier in 1939 by FDR to allow more time for Christmas shopping npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Thursday is derived from "Thor's Day" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thu…
Today I learned about the Australian "Black Thursday" bushfires, of 1851, where five million hectares burned. That is an area larger than all, but two, of America's National Parks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus…
Several Islamic countries that used to have Thursday-Friday as their weekend changed it to Friday-Saturday to be more in line with international markets, while still having Friday free for prayer theguardian.com/lifeandst…
There is a holiday in Greece called Tsiknopempti, or Smelly Thursday, a day when large amounts of roasted and cooked meats are eaten all day, in preparation for the start of Lent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsi…
Most of the days of the week are named for Norse gods: Sunday/Sol's day, Monday/Mani's Day, Tuseday/Tyr's Day, Wednesday/Wodan(Odin)'s Day, Thursday/Thor's Day, Friday/Frige's Day. Saturday is named after the Roman god Saturn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wee…
Black Friday began after the head of the Macy’s holding company convinced FDR to change Thanksgiving to the 4th Thursday of November columbusunderground.com/h…
Dubai has a TGI Thursday's instead of TGI Friday's tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaur…
The largest assembly of people in America after 9/11 was a WWE Smackdown Live show on the Thursday that same week. Over 10,000 people packed a Houston, Texas stadium in a time where mass assemblies were discouraged in fear. youtu.be/I4NFIBaHnl4
The actual Last Supper was on Thursday according to the theologists and on Wednesday according to the scientists. The most probable date according to latter is April 1, 33. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las…
The most common day for a baby to be born in the US is Thursday. spacefem.com/pregnant/cha…
, in the Philippines, License plates ending in 1 and 2 are prohibited from driving on Mondays, those ending in 3 and 4 cannot drive on Tuesday, 5 and 6 on Wednesday, 7 and 8 on Thursday, and 9 and 0 on Friday. movingtothephilippines.ne…
In the 1930's FDR moved Thanksgiving to the second-to-last Thursday in November (today) to increase Christmas shopping. Everyone hated the idea and the day became known as Franksgiving. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
When the Gregorian calendar was implemented in 1582, Thursday 4 October was followed by Friday 15 October, to adjust to the new calendar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
December 30, 2011 did not exist in Somoa. Samoa crossed over the International Date Line to better match the time zones of New Zealand, Australia and China, to improve business. Somoa went from Thursday December 29th directly to Saturday December 31st, skipping Friday December 30th completely. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
- Many parts of Germany ban dancing on Good Friday. "The strictest bans start at 4 a.m. on Thursday and run through Saturday." wsj.com/articles/SB100014…
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are named after Norse gods: Tyr's day, Wodan's day (Odin), Thor's day, and Frigg's day omniglot.com/language/tim…
The the Pope washes and kisses prisoners' feet in a Christian ritual that takes place on Thursdays before Easter bbc.com/news/world-europe…
In the British Empire, in 1752, the day after Wednesday, September 2nd, was Thursday, September 14th. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
In 1582 countries that adopted the Gregorian calendar skipped 10 days (Thursday, October 4 was followed by Friday, October 15) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/158…
Thursday was named after Thor, the god of thunder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thu…
In the Middle Ages, married couples were not to have sex on Sundays (the Lord’s Day), nor on Thursdays or Fridays (which were used to prepare for Communion). There were also lengthy periods of required abstinence around holy events (like Lent) which could last from 15 to 60 days. medievalists.net/2013/02/…
Father's Day (or Men's Day) in Germany is celebrated by men going on hikes while pulling wagons full of beer, wine and perhaps ham. Alcohol consumption is so integral that while being celebrated on Thursday, the following Friday is usually taken off as well, making it a 4-day weekend. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat…

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