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"In the pink" expression that has been around for centuries. The general usage of the phrase has shifted somewhat since its inception. Most contribute its meaning to feeling good or in the best of health. That, however, is not how it got its start.

The earliest citations of 'in the pink' are from the 16th century and, at that time, the meaning was 'the very pinnacle of something', but not necessarily limited to health. The earliest example that I can find of pink being used with that meaning is from 1597 Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, 1597...
Source: Phrase Dictionary

So, what does this tidbit of information have to do with what's happenin' on this day?

June 23rd is...National Pink Day