NATIONAL WASHINGTON DAY – May 10 | National Day Calendar

NATIONAL WASHINGTON DAY – May 10 | National Day Calendar

NATIONAL WASHINGTON DAY – May 10 | National Day Calendar

On May 10th, National Washington Day recognizes The Evergreen State.


In a ten-day period, President Benjamin Harrison signed legislation growing the nation by four new states. Washington would become the fourth of those and the 42nd state on November 11, 1889. During his tenure, two more would join the union.

The state’s history is filled with battles for possession over land. Some between countries and others for between individuals. The history of San Juan Island and the battle for its possession started over the death of a pig. While still a territory, Washington came to near blows over an eager settler, a boundary, and a potato-rooting English boar. Today it is known as the Pig War of 1859.

Obscure wars aside, Washington’s northwest beauty is dominated by other more earth-shattering events and views. Volcanic mountains and rainforests fill the landscape. The Evergreen State’s views of the Pacific Ocean do not disappoint. From whale watching and city life, there is plenty to see and do in every corner of the state.

Some of the most peaceful and quiet places in the United States are found in Olympic National Park.One Square Inch of Silence helps to preserve and hopefully expand these naturally silent spaces on Earth. One location is marked by a single red stone along the Hoh River Trail.


Join National Day Calendar as we celebrate National Washington Day. We’ll seek solitude and the best cup of joe. Discover the snowiest mountain peaks and visit the best music spots. Explore Washington’s history and find an adventure. Use #NationalWashingtonDay to share on social media.

Alice Ball developed the first successful treatment for Hansen’s disease. As the first African American graduate with an M.S. degree from the College of Hawaii, Ball began her career there teaching chemistry. She began her research into Hansen’s Disease, later developing what became known as the “Ball Method” many years after her death at the age of 24.

Known as the “Grandmother of the Conservation Movement” and recipient of several awards, Mardy Murie campaigned to create a refuge in northeastern Alaska. Murie’s efforts helped pass the Wilderness Act and were influential in creating what is now the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

One of radio and screen’s most beloved crooners, Bing Crosby sang his way into the hearts of his fans. His velvet voice earned him roles in musical films and numerous awards.

The youngest poet to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Audrey Wurdemann wrote three collections of poetry. She also paired up with Joseph Auslander to write two works of fiction.

The immeasurably talented animator, Chuck Jones, brought to life the iconic Buggs Bunny, Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig. He also created the classic rivalry between Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote and Marvin Martian. Jone’s family of characters and award-winning animation have left an indelible mark on the art form for generations.

Minoru Yamasaki’s architecture is known worldwide. From the U.S. Consulate in Kobe, Japan to the Federal Science Pavilion constructed for the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962, his designs became decidedly innovative and intricate. Yamasaki’s most remembered works, though, are the pair of World Trade Center twin towers in New York City, which were completed in 1972.

Getting her start on Broadway, Carol Channing made her way to the awards podium in 1964 when she won her first Tony for her role as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly! Dolly would become the actress, 

Hidden Treasures

Troll’s Knoll– Seattle Treehouse Point– Issaquah

Nutty Narrows Bridge– Longview
This bridge in Longview, Washington saves lives. Squirrel lives. If you celebrate Squirrel Appreciation Day, this bridge is for you.

Red Wagon– Spokane
Many parks around the country have playgrounds, but how many have a giant Radio Flyer Red Wagon sculpture? Riverfront Park in Spokane has one that is also the playground. The handle is a slide! The park offers many more attractions, too. Check it out!………..Bread-Crumbs-e1700879952396 NATIONAL WASHINGTON DAY - May 10 | National Day Calendar[read more]

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