September 26th Special Days - Featuring 27+ Whale Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Sea World - Shamu Stadium, by Stig Nygaard on Flickr

September 26th is... Shamu the Whale's Birthday/Shamu the Whale Day (1985), European Day of Languages, Beverly Hillbillies Debuted (1962), Human Resource Professional Day, Record Player Released (1887), Johnny Appleseed Day/Johnny Appleseed Birthday (1774), Banned Books Day, Mesothelioma Awareness Day, Lumberjack Day/Eat Like a Lumberjack Day/Talk Like a Lumberjack Day, National Compliance Officer Day, National Situational Awareness Day, International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Forget-Me-Not Day, World Contraception Day, NICU Remembrance Day, Pearl Thusi Day, Dominion Day (New Zealand), Winnie Mandela Day (South Africa)

Special Days for Food: National Better Breakfast Day, National Dumpling Day, National Pancake Day, National Key Lime Day

More Special Days: Remember Me Thursday®, World Maritime Day, BBC Music Day (UK)

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: Shamu: The 1st Killer Whale in Captivity (Famous Firsts: Animals Making History), by Joeming Dunn (Author), Brian Denham (Illustrator). Publisher: Magic Wagon (September 1, 2011)
Shamu the Whale's Birthday (1985)
- Did you know killer whales live in all oceans of the world? Most are found near the Arctic and Antarctic where it's icy cold. Shamu was a killer whale (orca) which appeared in shows at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid/late 1960s. She was the fourth orca ever captured, and the second female. She was caught in October 1965 and died in August 1971, after about six years of performance. After her death, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld.

Read: Shamu: The 1st Killer Whale in Captivity (Famous Firsts: Animals Making History)
-- Animals have been an influential part of science, technology, and travel throughout time. Shamu: The 1st Killer Whale in Captivity provides readers information on orcas, background on Shamu, a chronology of Shamu's life, and how her captivity influenced history. Colorful graphic art, fast facts, and a glossary will bring the historic animal to a younger audience.

Image: Aurora 8inch Orca | Bean-filled CollectiblePlush Orca -- Orca bean-filled collectible makes a fine choice, giving you a nice sea-based animal to add to your collection to ensure excellent diversity. This adorable soft plush baby whale has a lifelike expression sure to please animal lovers of all ages. A must-have for those who are looking for something special.

Image: Intex Whale Inflatable Pool Ride-OnIntex Whale Inflatable Pool Ride-On -- Finally, a Shamu of your very own: an inflatable Orca, minus the teeth. At six feet long, he'd take up the whole bathtub, but is ideal for endless rides in the pool. There are two big grab-handles cemented to the sides. Two air chambers for extra safety. Unless you have an Orca's deep-sea lungs yourself, we recommend a good pump for this one.

Image: Silver Lilly Orca Tail Blanket | Plush Whale Sleeping Bag Blanket for KidsPlush Whale Sleeping Bag -- Big, friendly eyes, sharp teeth, and the classic whale fin help make this sleeping bag the scariest around. Once fully tucked in the blanket, the whale looks like it's devouring anyone inside!

Whale Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Whales: Amazing Pictures and Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series Book 1) | Kindle Edition | by de Silva, Kay (Author). Publication Date: December 6, 2013
Whales: Amazing Pictures and Fun Facts
Amazon Freebies:

🐋 Free Whale ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🐋 Read Whale books for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🐋 Free Whale apps

🐋 Free Whale games

🐋 Free Whale wallpapers

🐋 Free Whale books and comics

🐋 Listen to Whale LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🐋 Watch Whale Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🐋 Listen to Whale Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🐋 Free Alexa Skills | Whale

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🐋 Simple Whale Pop-up Card Free Papercraft Download

🐋 Whale Printable Activities For Kids

🐋 Whale Papercraft

🐋 SeaWorld and Busch Garden Teacher's Guides

🐋 Orca Whale Shamu coloring page

🐋 Whales Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans

🐋 Orca Whale Papercraft

🐋 Whale Crafts and Activities for Kids

🐋 Easy Origami Whale Craft for Kids

🐋 Whales Coloring Pages and Printable Activities

🐋 Whales Lesson Plans, Themes, Printouts, Crafts, Games

🐋 Whale Printables | ThoughtCo

🐋 Printable Whale Books |

🐋 Whale Print-outs and Activities

🐋 Ocean Diorama Craft

🐋 Jonah and the Whale Story Printables

🐋 Free Sock Shark Pattern

Johnny Appleseed's Birthday
- Johnny Appleseed, born John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – February 18, 1845), was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Celebrate this day by serving your family a fantastic apple dish in honor of this legendary man and his apple trees.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Debuted
- The film The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened in the United States at the United Artist Theatre in Westwood, California on September 26, 1975.

Beverly Hillbillies Debuted
- The Beverly Hillbillies made its debut in 1962 and lasted almost a full decade. The show is one of the most popular and successful television sitcoms in history.

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