September 26, 2014: 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 when the first killer whale was born (and managed to thrive) in human captivity, right here in Orlando, Florida. The original Shamu passed away in 1971, but the name lives on.