Date, history and significance of ‘Caps Lock’ key

Caps Lock Day 2020 will be celebrated on June 28. This day is dedicated to the ‘Caps Lock’ key on your computer keyboard. If you want to know why this day is dedicated to the caps lock button, please stick to this idea, because we are here to give you exactly the idea of the caps lock day celebration 2020.

In this article, let us know the date, history, and meaning of the Caps Lock Day 2020, to understand why June 28 is dedicated to the Caps Lock button on the computer keyboard.

Caps Lock Day 2020: Date

Every year, Caps Lock Day is celebrated twice. One on June 28 and another day on October 22.

Caps Lock Day: History and Significance

Caps Lock refers to the button on the computer keyboard that causes all letters to be generated in capital letters. If you press the key, everything is typed in uppercase, and if you click the button twice, the operation will be reversed.

Caps Lock Day passed as early as 2020, when Derek Arnold of Iowa decided he met too many people who used capital letters, and they emphasized themselves on the Internet. A software developer from Iowa, he is was quoted as saying, “the majority of the world’s population writes in scripts which have no concept of letter casing.”

Arnold established the International Caps Lock Day on October 22, 2000, as a parody to imitate some people who just like to use the button. Similarly, Caps Lock Day on June 28 also commemorated the death anniversary of Billy Mays, who passed away in 2009. He was known for his caps lock enthusiasm that was broadcast through infomercials.

So now you all must be sure that why there may be a day devoted to the ‘Caps Lock’ button on your pc keyboard. Hence, Caps Lock Day provides an opportunity to add fun to our day and get rid of some shouting text and tweets.


Use your Caps Lock key, but not with abandon. While the rules for the day may have been thrown out the proverbial window, the day is not called All Caps All Day Day.  Enjoy the memes and use #CapsLockDay to share on social media.

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