National Paperclip Day

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National Paperclip Day in USA in 2025
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Dates of National Paperclip Day
2025 USA Thursday, May 29thNational Paperclip Day
2024 USA Wednesday, May 29thNational Paperclip Day
2023 USA Monday, May 29thNational Paperclip Day
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Summary
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Paper Clip Day honors that little piece of wire that keeps our papers tidy and organized.

Fastening papers together is believed to have started back in the 13th century when short pieces of ribbon were placed through parallel cuts in the upper left-hand corner of pages.

But most people credit Johan Vaaler, a Norwegian inventor with a degree in electronics, science and mathematics, for creating the paper clip back in 1899. His invention was a wire with only one turn, unlike the one that we use today which has two turns.

During the second world war, Norwegians were prohibited from wearing any buttons with the likeness or initials of their king on them. In protest, they started wearing paperclips, because paperclips were a Norwegian invention whose original function was to bind together. This was a protest against the Nazi occupation and wearing a paperclip could have gotten them arrested.

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