- Canadian Thanksgiving has roots in First Nations' ceremonies that gave thanks for a successful harvest. Explorer Martin Frobisher held the first European Thanksgiving celebration here in gratitude for a safe homecoming.
International Newspaper Carrier's Day
- This day commemorates the hiring of the very first newspaper carrier. Newspaper carriers date back to the early 1800s. On September 10, 1833, 10 year old Barney Flaherty became the first newspaper carrier. Benjamin Day, publisher of The New York Sun, hired Barney Flaherty to sell papers for his penny press.
National Angel Food Cake Day
- Making an angel food cake is the best way to celebrate this day. A homemade cake beats a store bought one. Then, enjoy it with your family, friends, and at work.
Tuxedo Birthday 1886
- The tuxedo dinner jacket made its debut at a ball in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.
National Cake Decorating Day
- Have you ever tried your hand at cake decorating? Today is the day to take a class and whip up some butter cream frosting so you can decorate your own edible masterpiece.
Naval Academy Day
- The mission of the United States Naval Academy is to develop Midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically and imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty in order to graduate leaders who are dedicated to a career of Naval service and have potential for future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.
Clergy Appreciation Day
- Appreciate your pastoral leaders who gave you the Word of God. Take a good look at the way they live, and let their faithfulness instruct you, as well as their truthfulness. Hebrews 13:7 (MSG)
World Mental Health Day
- a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy.
- This was updated by Catherine on October 10, 2011 -
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