Story at a glance:
- The Tesla Owners Club of Austin is celebrating Elon Musk Day on April 20.
- Musk is inspiring a group of young tech entrepreneurs.
April 20, 2021 is now Elon Musk Day — according to some.
The Tesla Owners Club of Austin has reclaimed April 20, typically reserved as 4/20 — a day used to celebrate marijuana.
Young Tesla investor Anuarbek Imanbaev decided he did not want to wait until Musk passed away to commemorate him. He wants to honor Musk’s legacy as it grows in real-time.
“We often wait too long to celebrate our heroes and monumental people in society. Why wait? On #ElonMuskDay, the request is that we share ways that the products of Musk’s companies have changed our lives for the better or ways in which Elon himself has inspired us,” Imanbaev said.
Starting on or around April 20, the hashtag is expected to trend nationwide, cementing the grassroots campaign to make Elon Musk Day official as possible.
In addition to April 20 being associated with pot, it is also a strange day of coincidences.
On April 20, 1996, the Columbine High School Massacre occurred, and April 20, 1889 is Adolf Hitler’s date of birth.
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