Day of the Girl Child
October 11, 2013 in the World

International Day of the Girl Child takes place on October 11, 2013. International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations. The observation supports more opportunity for girls, and increases awareness of inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence and unfree child marriage. The International Day of the Girl Child initiative began as a project of Plan International, a non-governmental organization that operates worldwide. The idea for an international day of observance and celebration grew out of Plan International’s Because I Am a Girl campaign, which raises awareness of the importance of nurturing girls globally and in developing countries in particular. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl.

http://www.unicef.org/gender/gender_66021.html

Where is Day of the Girl Child?
Worldwide

Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day
October 11, 2013 in the World

Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day is a great opportunity to show off your beloved Teddy Bear to work associates. Take your beloved Teddy Bear with you to work.

We think you know how to celebrate this day. Dress him up for the big event. Plan for a big day. Take your Teddy Bear on a tour of the workplace. Bring Teddy to lunch in the work cafeteria. If your boss allows it, let Teddy do a work-related project.

If this day falls on a Saturday, plan to spend the day with your Teddy Bear. And, cuddle up to him (or her) tonight.

Where is Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day?
Worldwide

Coming Out Day
October 11, 2013 in the World

National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an internationally observed civil awareness day which takes place on October 11, 2013. One this day people are celebrating individuals who publicly identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender – coming out regarding one’s sexual orientation or gender identity being akin to a cultural rite of passage for so called LGBT people. The holiday is observed annually by members of the gay community and their straight allies.

The National Coming Out Day was founded in 1988, by Dr. Robert Eichberg, his partner William Gamble, and Jean O’Leary to celebrate the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights one year earlier. After a media push in 1990, NCOD was observed in all 50 US-states and seven other countries. The holiday is observed in a wide variety of ways: from rallies and parades to information tables in public spaces.

Coming out (of the closet) is a figure of speech for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people’s disclosure of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Framed and debated as a privacy issue, coming out of the closet is described and experienced variously as a psychological process or journey; a means toward feeling gay pride instead of shame and social stigma; or even career suicide.

http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/national-coming-out-day

Where is National Coming Out Day?
Worldwide

General Pulaski Memorial Day
October 11, 2013 in the USA

General Pulaski Memorial Day is observed on October 11, 2013. General Pulaski Memorial Day is a United States holiday in honor of General Kazimierz Pu?aski, a Polish hero of the American Revolution. This holiday is held every year on October 11 by Presidential Proclamation, to commemorate his death from wounds suffered at the Siege of Savannah on October 9, 1779 and to honor the heritage of Polish Americans. The observance was established in 1929 when Congress passed a resolution (Public Resolution 16 of 1929) designating October 11 as General Pulaski Memorial Day. Every President has issued a proclamation for the observance annually since (except in 1930). This is separate holiday from the regional holiday in the Chicago area titled Casimir Pulaski Day that commemorates Pulaski’s birth on March 4, 1746.

Where is General Pulaski Memorial Day?
Nationwide USA

It’s My Party Day
October 11, 2013 in the World

It’s My Party Day is today. Let’s have a party and celebrate. Do you really need a reason to have a party? Me neither, so let’s get this party started!

What a great opportunity to have some fun. It’s a party day. You can make it simple, or elaborate. Invite family and friends. Being mid-October, a Fall or Halloween theme is in order.

Did you Know? Teen star Lesley Gore sang #1 pop music song It’s My Party in May, 1963. At the time, Lesley was just 16.

Where is It’s My Party Day?
Worldwide

World Egg Day 2013
October 11, 2013 in the World

World Egg Day is celebrated on October 11, 2013. It is celebrated each year on the second Friday in October. World Egg Day is a unique opportunity to help raise awareness of the benefits of eggs. It was introduced by the International Egg Commission in 1996. The main objective of this day of action is to boost the consumption of eggs.

Chicken eggs are widely used in many types of dishes, both sweet and savory, including many baked goods. Some of the most common preparation methods include scrambled, fried, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, omelettes and pickled. They can also be eaten raw, though this is not recommended for people who may be especially susceptible to salmonellosis.

Eggs add protein to a person’s diet, as well as various other nutrients. As an ingredient, egg yolks are an important emulsifier in the kitchen, and are also used as a thickener in custards. The albumen, or egg white, contains protein, but little or no fat, and can be used in cooking separately from the yolk.

Where is World Egg Day?
Worldwide

Historical Events;

1737 – Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta, India

1864 – Slavery abolished in Maryland

1865 – Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.

1868 – Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: electric voice machine

1871 – Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, 300 killed

1906 – San Francisco public school board sparks United States diplomatic crisis with Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools.

1922 – 1st woman FBI “special investigator” appointed (Alaska Davidson)

1923 – German mark falls to 10 billion per £, 4 billion per $

1939 – Albert Einstein informs FDR of possibilities of atomic bomb

1975 – “Saturday Night Live” premieres with guest host George Carlin