On This Day … 08 August [2022]

Events

  • Happiness Happens Day.

People (Births)

  • 1879 – Bob Smith, American physician and surgeon, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950).

Happiness Happens Day

In 1999 the Secret Society of Happy People declared 08 August as the “Admit You’re Happy Day”, now known as the “Happiness Happens Day”.

The idea was inspired by the event that happened the previous year on the same date- the first member joined the Society. In 1998 the Society asked the governors in all 50 states for a proclamation. Nineteen of them sent proclamations.

Bob Smith

Robert Holbrook Smith (08 August 1879 to 16 November 1950), also known as Dr. Bob, was an American physician and surgeon who founded Alcoholics Anonymous with Bill Wilson (more commonly known as Bill W.).

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