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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, October 21, 2011 | 1 comments
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OctoberElectric Light Birthday 1879
- Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Edison didn't "invent" the lightbulb, but rather he improved upon a 50-year-old idea. In 1879, using lower current electricity, a small carbonized filament, and an improved vacuum inside the globe, he was able to produce a reliable, long-lasting source of light.

Garbanzo Bean Day
- This is the perfect day for us to celebrate the wonderful benefits of the Garbanzo bean.

Babbling Day
- This isn't a day to remain silent. Tell everyone you know about this special day.
You know them when you hear them. They're talking gibberish. They never stop talking. They babble on and on. They can turn a simple one sentence statement into an endless dissertation.

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
- Day celebrates a delicious Fall dessert. In October, pumpkins are literally glowing. So, why not put two of your favorites together.....pumpkins and cheesecake!? They make a great dessert. They are both nutritious and healthy.

Reptile Awareness Day
- Every year, reptile fanatics have a day that they can celebrate and share their passion; a chance to educate others who may not know about these amazing creatures called reptiles, and the habitat loss and threat of extinction that faces so many reptile species.

Get to Know Your Customers Day
- whether you are an entrepreneur or selling professional the biggest asset to your business is your customer. As Peter Drucker once said the only purpose of any business existence is the customer.

Get Smart About Credit Day
- Thousands of bankers visit high schools across America today to teach youth the importance of establishing and maintaining good credit.

International Credit Union Day
- More than 43,000 credit unions, representing 136 million people in 91 countries, celebrate the credit union difference on this day

International Stuttering Awareness Day
- designed to raise awareness about the challenges that people who stutter experience. Although over 60 million people stutter, most people actually know very little about stuttering. This lack of awareness is how come people who stutter may face discrimination, prejudice and at times social isolation.

Vietnam War Protesters Storm Pentagon
- Some 250 protesters were arrested when thousands of the 50,000 participants in a rally against the Vietnam War at Washington, DC, crossed the Potomac River and stormed the Pentagon. No shots were fired, but many demonstrators were struck with nightsticks and rifle butts.

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  1. Dawn says:

    Hi, I don't remember if I've already stopped by to visit you from my Alexa hop but if so then you just get two visits! :) I was cleaning out my email box and came across your comment notice so I thought I'd better stop by just in case! Thanks for linking up on our Alexa Hop!

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