September 26, 2013: Shamu the Whale Day; Johnny Appleseed Day
September 26, 2013: That’s right, folks — Johnny Appleseed was so fantastic, he has TWO holidays. March 11 is a Johnny Appleseed Day as well, commemorating his passing. But today is his birthday, so really it’s the more cheery of the two. Another birthday to celebrate is Shamu the Whale Day, marking the day back in 1985 of the first killer whale to be born and thrive in human captivity, right here in Orlando, Florida. The original Shamu passed away in 1971, but the name lives on.