Trafalgar Day 2013
October 21, 2013 in United Kingdom

Trafalgar Day is observed on October 21, 2013. Trafalgar Day is the celebration of the victory won by the Royal Navy, commanded by Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, over the combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.

The formation of the Navy League in 1894 gave added impetus to the movement to recognise Nelson’s legacy, and grand celebrations were held in Trafalgar Square on Trafalgar Day, 1896. It was widely commemorated by parades, dinners and other events throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th century and early 20th century. It is still widely celebrated in navies of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Where is Trafalgar Day?
Nationwide United Kingdom

Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
October 21, 2013 in the USA

It’s National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day! During the autumn months, festive pumpkin-flavored treats are everywhere. You can find all sorts of goodies like pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin soup, pumpkin beer, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, and (today’s reason to celebrate) pumpkin cheesecake!

Pumpkin cheesecake is traditionally made with a graham cracker crust and a pumpkin purée cheesecake filling. Did you know that cheesecakes were popular in Greece as early as 2000 BC? Today there are hundreds of variations all over the world.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe:

Where is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day?
Nationwide USA

Count Your Buttons Day
October 21, 2013 in the World

Too much time on your hands? Count your buttons!

Many people acquire jar fulls of buttons over the years – you know, from all those buttons that have fallen off your clothes, the extra buttons that come with new clothes, the buttons you find on the ground while out and about, or the buttons you buy for fun, for crafts or for whatever reason. If you have a collection of buttons stashed away in your closet or drawers, dump them out and count ‘em!

Don’t have a button collection? Head to the closet and count all the buttons on all your clothes…well, only if you’re really really really bored.

Where is Count Your Buttons Day?

Babbling Day 2013
October 21, 2013 in the World

Blatherskites, mark this day on your calendar. For today is Babbling Day. This isn’t a day to remain silent. Tell everyone you know about this special day.

What’s all the chatter about over this special day? Well, on Babbling Day, we celebrate those of us with a glib tongue. You know them when you hear them. They’re talking gibberish. They never stop talking. They babble on and on. They can turn a simple one sentence statement into an endless dissertation.

Spend this day babbling like a baby, if you must.

Word of the Day:
Perorate\PUR-uh-rayt\ intr. v.
To conclude or sum up a long discourse, often in a pompous way. To speak at length.

Where is Babbling Day?

Historical Events:

1096 – Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea defeats 1st Crusaders

1774 – First display of the word “Liberty” on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America.

1854 – Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to the Crimean War.

1858 – In Paris, the Can-Can is 1st performed

1914 – Battle of Warsaw ends with German defeat

1917 – 1st Americans to see action on front lines of WW I

1918 – Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min

1945 – Women in France allowed to vote for 1st time

1950 – Chinese forces occupy Tibet

1958 – 1st women in British House of Lords

1967 – Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm Pentagon

1975 – Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll