Retrocession Day
October 25, 2013 in Taiwan

Retrocession Day takes place on October 25, 2013. Retrocession Day is an annual observance in the Republic of China to commemorate the end of 50 years of Japanese colonial rule of Taiwan on October 25, 1945.

Where is Retrocession Day?
Nationwide Taiwan

World Pasta Day
October 25, 2013 in the World

World Pasta Day takes place on October 25, 2013. This day was founded in 1995 at the World Pasta Congress by 40 international pasta producer and is celebrated annually around the world. World Pasta Day emphasizes that pasta is a global food that is eaten on all continents. Ideally, the World Pasta Day is celebrated with a plate of pasta.

Pasta is a type of noodle and is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating to 1154 in Sicily. It is also commonly used to refer to the variety of pasta dishes. Typically pasta is made from an unleavened dough of a durum wheat flour mixed with water and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked and served in any number of dishes.

Pasta is generally a simple dish, but comes in large varieties because it is a versatile food item. Some pasta dishes are served as a first course in Italy because the portion sizes are small and simple. Pasta is also prepared in light lunches, such as salads or large portion sizes for dinner.

Where is World Pasta Day?
Worldwide

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Frankenstein Friday
October 25, 2013 in the World

Today is Frankenstein Friday! Celebrated each year on the last Friday of October, Frankenstein Friday pays homage to one of the greatest gothic stories of all time. In 1818, Mary Shelley wrote a novel about a young scientist named Victor Frankenstein who discovers how to give life to inanimate bodies. He creates a monster that pursues him to the ends of the earth and eventually destroys everything he holds dear.

People often mistakenly use the name “Frankenstein” to refer to the hideous monster (famously played by Boris Karloff in the 1931 film), but Victor Frankenstein never gives his creation a name.

In 1997, writer and producer Ron MacCloskey was credited for the holiday, by awarding “The Franky” to someone who has made a significant contribution to the promotion of Frankenstein. MacCloskey chose to have the holiday on a Friday because more people can “party” on a Friday night that any other night during the week.

Where is Frankenstein Friday?
Worldwide

Punk for a Day Day
October 25, 2013 in the World

Punk for a Day Day is today. Are you a punk? Would you like to be one? Me neither. One might desire to be a Punk Rocker, but not literally a punk.

So what then is the reason for this day!? We have absolutely no idea. And, we have found no information to shed light upon why this day was created, or how it is to be celebrated.

Where is Punk for a Day Day?
Worldwide

Historical Events:

1415 – Battle of Agincourt, Welsh longbow defeats the armored knight

1492 – Christopher Columbus’ ship Santa Maria lands at Dominican Republic

1621 – Gov Bradford of US colony Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day

1825 – Erie Canal opens, linking Great Lakes & Atlantic Ocean

1870 – Postcards 1st used in US

1924 – “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip 1st published

1929 – Former Interior Sec Albert Fall convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe

1938 – The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as “a degenerated musical system… turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people”,

1946 – 1st trial against nazi war criminals (Neurenberg)

1955 – Tappan sells 1st microwave oven

1960 – 1st electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC

1963 – Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden

1974 – Air Force fires 1st ICBM