This article first appeared in The Royal Gazette on June 20, 2019. It appears here with permission from author Meredith Ebbin and The Royal Gazette.  Somers Day was observed for nearly two decades before Parliament created the two-day Cup Match holiday in 1947. The first known public commemoration of Sir George Somers’s 1609 landing of the Sea Venture occurred in 1929. On July 28, 1931, Somers Day was observed for the first time as an official holiday, a one-off event.…