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Navy Day 2013
October 27, 2013 in the USA

Navy Day is the original day to celebrate the U.S. Navy, and though this celebration officially was replaced by Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday in May for the U.S.) in 1949, the celebrations of Navy Day continue on, especially within the Navy itself. Additionally, research undertaken in the 1970s showed the ‘true’ birthday of the US Navy to be October 13th, and the date was officially changed – however, the entrenched celebration still holds sway, and October 27th is still generally celebrated instead.

History of Navy Day:
http://www.defense.gov/afd/navy.aspx

Where is Navy Day?
Nationwide USA

Mother-In-Law Day
October 27, 2013 in the World

Mothers-in-law get a pretty bad deal. Do they deserve the reputation they have for hounding son-in-laws, and always being a witch? Mother-In-Law Day gives you and your mother-in-law a chance to get to know each other, and to get away from all of those horrible preconceptions. Why not give your mother-in-law (and mothers-in-law everywhere) a fair chance – take them out for a nice meal, buy them flowers, and get off on the right footing?

Where is Mother-In-Law Day?
Worldwide

Tell a Story Day
October 27, 2013 in Scotland and the UK

Tell-a-Story Day is the national celebration of oral storytelling, when people all over Scotland make, share and listen to stories in schools, libraries, community centres, churches, hospitals, homes, gardens – and some more unusual venues!

Tell-a-Story Day is a great way of taking part in the Scottish International Storytelling Festival wherever you are and is a fun way of spending time with family and friends whatever your age.

Enter a magical world of enchanting fairy tales, scary Halloween stories or treasured family legends, and bring your community, workplace or family closer together on Tell-a-Story Day.

Where is National Tell a Story Day?
Nationwide Scotland and the UK

Historical Events:

312 – Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross.

1275 – Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam.

1682 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.

1775 – US Navy forms

1838 – Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.

1913 – Pres Wilson says US will never attack another country

1919 – US Congress sign Volstead Act

1938 – DuPont announces its new synthetic fiber will be called “nylon”

1954 – Pres Eisenhower offers aid to S Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem

1960 – Singer Ben E King records “Spanish Harlem” & “Stand By Me”

1962 – Black Saturday – Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba