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October 16th is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, October 16, 2017 | 0 comments
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October 16th is... Global Cat Day / National Feral Cat Day, First Birth Control Clinic Opened, World Food Day, National Learn a Word Day, Let Them Eat Cake Day, Dictionary Day, National Boss Day, Steve Jobs Day, International Adjust your Chair Day

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

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Global Cat Day / National Feral Cat Day
- With your help, the goal is to get 100,000 people to promise to be allies to cats and support compassionate policies that protect cats in their communities. They are rallying people around the world to take the pledge to speak up for the cats in their communities and show kindness for all catkind.

Image: A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life, by James Bowen (Author). Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (July 30, 2013)-
Read: A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life
-- When street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London, barely making enough money to feed himself, and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent but very sick animal, whom he named Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining that he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas...

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Protect the cats in your area pledge
Alley Cat Allies' DIY Outdoor CAT Shelters
Build a Feeding Station
Animals Coloring Page - alley cat
Alley Cat Educational Materials
Cat Crafts
Our Cat Activities

First 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.

National 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.

Dictionary Day
- named in honor of the birthday of that famous American wordsmith, Noah Webster. To recognize this special day, look up words using dictionaries!

National Boss Day
- to show appreciation for all bosses and to improve the relationship between employees and their bosses. In particular, younger employees often do not realize the problems bosses face in running a business.

Steve Jobs Day
- October 16th was declared Steve Jobs day by Governor Jerry Brown on Twitter shortly after Apple's co-founder and former CEO passed following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Today is a perfect opportunity to reflect upon Steve Jobs’s legacy.

International Adjust your Chair Day
- When we sit in our computer chairs, we often sit in ways that strain our backs or cause long term problems. Today is a good day to adjust your chair if it is adjustable — to improve these problems. It is particularly important for those of us who spend long hours at our computers, sitting in an office chair.

National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
- to raise awareness of cluttered computer desktops worldwide. With over one billion computers in use worldwide, and assuming that each computer has an average of 10 unused icons per desktop - the total wasted screen display space is estimated to be 169 acres or 69 hectares.

Pro-Life Day of the Silent Majority
- Over 4,000 children have their lives taken each day in the name of choice. People from all over this nation will give up their voices for a day in solidarity for these children. Red arm bands and duct tape will identify them as taking part in the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity. They will carry fliers explaining why they are silent and educate others about the plight of the innocent children we are losing every day.

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