2014 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most recognizable and memorable icons of American literature and pop culture. Originally created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, the flagship character for American comic books debuted in May, 1939 and has since become a cultural phenomenon in radio, television, print, gaming and film. Batman has become an international champion of justice over the years, and his vibrant stories have entertained and inspired people of all ages and backgrounds. DC Comics, the long-time publisher of Batman and many other famous American superheroes, has declared July 23rd to be "Batman Day." We, the people of the United States, come to you as not only fans of the Dark Knight but also as people who recognize the unmeasurable contribution he has made to American literature. Please make July 23rd the official "Batman Day!"