Wednesday, the 28th of October, 2015 is the 301th day in 2015 and in the 44th calendar week.
General Events:
Plush Animal Lover’s Day
October 28, 2015 in the World
Plush Animal Lover’s Day is observed on October 28, 2015. You are supposed to love your stuffed animals on this day. A plush animal is a toy sewn from a textile, and stuffed with a soft material. They are also known as plush toys, plushies, or stuffed animals (U.S. & Canadian English), and soft toys or cuddly toys (British English).
Textiles commonly used include plain cloth and pile bodys like oranges plush or terrycloth. Common stuffing materials are synthetic fiber batting, cotton, straw, wood wool, plastic pellets or beans. The first commercial concern to create stuffed toys was the German Steiff company in 1880. Steiff used new technology developed for upholstery to make their stuffed toys.
Stuffed toys are made in many different forms, often resembling animals, legendary creatures, cartoon characters or inanimate objects. They are often used as comfort objects, for display or collecting and given as gifts, such as for graduation, Valentine’s Day or birthdays
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Chocolate Day
October 28, 2015 in the USA
Just what you’ve been waiting for – a reason to eat more chocolate! Americans consume an average of 12 pounds per person per year. Do you help contribute to this staggering stat?
Valentine’s Day and Easter are two of the top holidays for buying chocolate, but you can’t forget about Christmas or Halloween! However, many will argue that chocolate is best enjoyed year-round.
To celebrate National Chocolate Day, enjoy some chocolate with each meal today! Try hot chocolate or chocolate donuts for breakfast. A fun lunch idea is to pair your favorite dish with a tall glass of chocolate milk. For dinner, try a traditional mole sauce, made with cocoa powder. Top it all off with a decadent chocolate dessert!
Give a friend a box of chocolates, try a new recipe using chocolate, or treat yourself to some!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Wild Foods Day
October 28, 2015 in the World
Wild Foods Day is a celebration of wild plants, fruits, and vegetables. Humans have been eating plants and harvesting food from the wild for thousands of years. Due to a popular trend, wild plants now often appear on menus in gourmet restaurants and raw food restaurants. Wild foods are free of preservatives and pesticides, and eating them is part of an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Today, take part in an age-old tradition and take a walk in the woods to find some edible wild plants to eat. Make sure you learn how to properly identify and prepare the wild plants before you consume them. You should also learn where to find them and if they have any nutritional value.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Historical Events on 28th October:
1492 – Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain
1538 – The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established
1740 – Ivan VI becomes Tsar of Russia [OS=Oct 17]
1746 – Peruvian cities of Lima & Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die
1793 – Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin
1834 – The Battle of Pinjarra occurs in the Swan River Colony in present-day Pinjarra, Western Australia. Between 14 and 40 Aborigines are killed by British colonists
1858 – R. H. Macy & Co opens 1st store, (6th Ave-NYC) Gross receipts $11.06
1908 – The English Newspaper the Daily Telegraph prints an interview with Germany’s Emperor Wilhelm II, who characterises himself as personally friendly to Britain but suggests the German people people are hostile, causing uproar in both countries
1918 – Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up
1919 – Volstead Act passed by US Congress, establishing prohibition, despite President Wilson’s veto
1924 – M.de Bruin, a quarry man and miner, discovers an infant fossil skull in a lime quarry in Taung, South Africa. Popularly known as the Taung child, Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart identifies the fossil as a new hominin species called Australopithecus africanus (The Southern Africa Ape)
1948 – Flag of Israel is adopted
1970 – US/USSR sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts
1992 – Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!
2006 – Funeral service for the peace of the executed at Bykivnia forest, outside of Kiev, Ukraine, with reburial of 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s – early 1940s