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

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 0 comments
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Photo credit: Marken Back Alley, by Jack
October 16th is... Global Cat Day / National Feral Cat Day, National Cut Up Your Credit Card Day, Information Overload Day/Information Overload Awareness Day, National Boss Day, National Department Store Day, National Dictionary Day (Webster's birthday), National Liqueur Day, National Learn a Word Day, World Food Day, Steve Jobs Day, World Spine Day, World Anesthesia Day (1846), Steve Jobs Day, First Birth Control Clinic Opened (19116), Pope John Paul II Day (Poland)

MORE (3rd Tuesday): National Face Your Fears Day, National Pharmacy Technician Day, Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity

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

Image: A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life, by James Bowen (Author). Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (July 30, 2013)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. Source

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...

Image: A4Pet Outdoor Weatherproof Cat House/Condo/ShelterOutdoor Weatherproof Cat House/Condo/Shelter -- Easy to put together, all screw holes are pre-drilled. If you buy this as a shelter for stray cats, contact them for a 10% discount.

Save The Birds Stray Cat Card Holder -- Case hold ID cards, business cards or other things. The case is metal with two hinged side. This case opens through a side push button.

Feral Cat Sanctuary -- This shelter is designed specifically for feral cats. Constructed of Cedar a natural flea and insect repellant, open so the cat will not feel trapped. Durable heating pad in the bottom, includes straw bedding heaped up around the sides to insulate the cat.

Cat Coloring Books

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Protect the cats in your area - share your story
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
Global Cat Day Educational Materials
Free printable health record for your cat
I wish I was a cat printable wall art

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!

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.

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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