Each date has its significance in history. It can be related to some milestones of Science, Entertainment, etc. Therefore, On May 5, we celebrate National Astronauts Day and National Cartoonists Day.
National Astronauts Day
Each year we celebrate National Astronauts Day, to Celebrate Astronauts as true heroes. The main aim of this day is to inspire everyone to reach out to start by sharing the experiences of Astronauts. This day is for both future astronauts and also for those who seek to keep their feet on the ground.
Astronaut Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr became the first American in space aboard the Freedom 7 Space capsule on May 5, 1961. It has an important achievement that this flight 15 minutes and reached a height of 116 miles into the atmosphere. This day is all about heroic bravery. The aim is to inspire everyone through the experience, stories, and bravery of astronauts.
How to Observe
Celebrate this day by going through the history of space flight. Inspire yourself by reading some biographies of astronauts. Some of the books include:-
America’s First Woman in Space by Lynn Sherr
Alexei Leonov and David Scott’s Two Sides of the Mood: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race
chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace and Second Chances by Leland D. Melvin
National Cartoonists Day
Do you love doodling and cartoons? Therefore, May 5 is the day to honor all Cartoonists and the amazing pieces they have created to make us happy. Throughout the years, they bring a smile to many faces with their talent. Also with humor, they provoke thought and debate too.
The inventor of the modern comic is Richard Outcault (January 14, 1863 – September 25, 1928). He studies at McMicken University’s School of Design in Cincinnati for three years at the age of 15 years. He creates some comic strips named The Yellow Kid and Buster Brown. The Yellow Kid is the first commercially famous cartoon character featured on May 5, 1895.
How to Observe
Are you a Cartoonist? Then share your work with the world and make everyone smile. Or also you can shout out to your favorite cartoonist who makes you smile. However, if you have your favorite cartoon character then sketch it and paste it into your room.
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