On June 10, 1943, the ballpoint pen was first filed with the U.S. Patent Office. Hence, every year on that day, we recognize the ubiquitous implement by celebrating National Ballpoint Pen Day.
True, it’s not the sexiest pen on the block. It’s not as beautiful as a fountain pen and the ink doesn’t flow quite like that of a gel pen. But it gets the job done, and odds are you’ve got one within arm’s reach of you right now — you just checked, didn’t you?
Besides, why not rest those texting thumbs for once, and put pen to paper to write an actual letter to a friend or family member...or even your congressman. After all, the pen is still mightier than the sword!