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October 16th is...

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, October 16, 2011 | 0 comments
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OctoberFirst Birth Control Clinic Opened
- Margaret Sanger, Fania Mindell and Ethel Burne opened the first birth control clinic in the US at 46 Amboy St, Brooklyn, NY. Sanger believed that the poor should be able to control the size of their families.

World Food Day
- a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger.

Frosted Light Bulb Birthday
- In 1924, an inventor named Pipkin developed a process to frost the inside of the light bulb. This process was better than outside frosting because it was more effective in reducing the glare. Most light bulbs used today are frosted, although clear bulbs are sometimes used for chandeliers and for appliance lights.

Learn a Word Day
- The magic of words - explore the world of words, share, and delight in the joy of words. Learn one new word every day!

Let Them Eat Cake Day
- In popular culture, the phrase "Let them eat cake" is often attributed to Marie Antoinette. Nine months after her husband's execution, she was tried, convicted of treason, and executed by guillotine on 16 October 1793.

Fall Astronomy Day
- Local astronomical societies, planetariums, museums, and observatories will be sponsoring public viewing sessions, presentations, workshops, and other activities to increase public awareness about astronomy and our wonderful universe.

Sweetest Day
- an "occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember not only the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed.

Bridge Day
- World’s biggest extreme sports event and West Virginia’s largest festival. Up to 500 BASE jumpers leap off North America’s longest single span bridge at a height of 876 feet.

Woolly Worm Festival
- Wooly bear caterpillars race up three-foot-long strings. The overall winner has the honor of predicting the severity of the coming winter.

- derived from the Sanskrit Dasha-hara meaning "remover of bad fate", is among the most important festivals celebrated in India.

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