Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Today is National Flip A Coin Day
Flipping a coin was started by Julius Caesar who started the practice of flipping a coin to make decisions. His own head was on one side of every Roman coin, so "heads" determined the winner in each flip. People thought "heads" meant that Caesar agreed with the decision. The coin flip was used in serious litigation involving property, marriage and even criminal guilt.
Today, June 1st, 2011, is also National Go Barefoot Day, Pen Pal Day, Say Something Nice Day, Dare Day, Heimlich Maneuver Day, National Running Day, Madaraka Day, Stand for Children Day, International Children's Day, National Tailors Day, and National Hazelnut Cake Day.