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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, October 17, 2011 | 0 comments
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OctoberLa Leche League Birthday
- an international nonprofit organization that distributes information on and promotes breastfeeding. It was founded in 1956 in Franklin Park, Illinois as "La Leche League" and has a presence in sixty-eight countries

Cadillac Car Birthday
- Cadillac was born in 1902, at the dawn of the twentieth century. Its founder, Henry Leland, a master mechanic and entrepreneur, named the company after his ancestor, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the founder of Detroit.

Wear Something Gaudy Day
- this is your chance to really stick out in a crowd. The word "gaudy" refers to something bright, gay, cheap, showy, outlandish, or otherwise not in good taste.

National Chocolate Cupcake Day
- celebrated annually in the United States in honor of chocolate cupcakes. Frosted, filled, plain or gourmet style, cupcakes are sweet treats that are simple to make and delicious to eat.

Black Poetry Day
- The time to celebrate past and present authors like Langston Hughes, Phillis Wheatley and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Spend this day appreciating African-American authors and spreading the word of Black poets through your friends, family members and throughout the world.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- The General Assembly proclaimed this day to promote public awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly the developing nations.

Mulligan Day
- A day for giving yourself or another a second chance; a day for a “do-over.”

Toy Camera Day
- Once upon a time, not too long ago, Tomy (yes, an actual toy manufacturer) made a toy camera - the Tolne. Because of the small production run, they became a bit of a legend, and extremely difficult to find.

"The Hollywood Squares" TV Premiere
- On this game show, nine celebrities sat in a giant grid. Two contestants played tic-tac-toe by determining if an answer given by a celebrity was correct. Peter Marshall hosted the show for many years with panelists Paul Lynde, Rose Marie, Cliff Arquette, Wally Cox, John Davidson and George Gobel, among others.

National Edge Day
- unofficial holiday associated with members of the Straight edge movement. The medium of the holiday is the attendance of local shows done by (mainly hardcore) bands who also identify themselves with being straight edge. The first annual National Edge Day was celebrated on October 17, 1999 at the final Ten Yard Fight concert at the nightclub Karma in Boston, Massachusetts.


- This was updated by Catherine on October 17, 2011 -

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