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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, October 23, 2011 | 0 comments
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OctoberiPod Day
- The Apple company unveiled its portable MP3 music player to the press on this date. The iPod officially went on sale on Nov 10, 2001, for $399. Critics at the time complained about the cost, but the iPod became incredibly popular.

Make a Difference Day
- This national day of community service is sponsored by USA Weekend Magazine.

Johnny Carson's Birthday (Stay Up Late Day)
- Television talk show host, born in Corning, IA in 1925. He first appeared on “The Tonight Show” in 1958 and was named the permanent host in 1962 with the resignation of Jack Paar.

Canned Food Day
- always celebrated on the birthdate of "The Father of Canning" Nicolas Appert was born on October 23, 1752 in France. Canned foods are the easiest way to store food safely for about a year. Households should keep a supply of canned goods on hand that could last in case of emergencies.

Dumbo's Birthday
- Dumbo is a 1941 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released on October 23, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures. Dumbo was based upon the storyline written by Helen Aberson and illustrated by Harold Pearl for the prototype of a novelty toy ("Roll-a-Book").

National Boston Cream Pie Day
- More a cake than a pie, this Boston creation has become a favorite dessert item in restaurants and households nationwide. With layers of sponge cake and custard topped with chocolate ganache and a sprinkle of powdered sugar, it was good enough to be named the official dessert of Massachusetts

Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano
- Traditional date for swallows to depart for the winter from old mission of San Juan Capistrano, CA.

Hungary Declares Independence
- Hungary declared itself an independent republic on October 23, 1989 - 33 years after Russian troops crushed a popular revolt against Soviet rule.

Notional Mole Day
- Mole Day owes its existence to an early 19th-century Italian physics professor named Amedeo Avogadro. He discovered that the number of molecules in a mole is the same for all substances. Because of this, chemists are able to precisely measure quantities of chemicals in the laboratory. Mole Day is celebrated to help all persons, especially chemistry students, become enthused about chemistry, which is the central science.

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