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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, October 24, 2011 | 0 comments
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OctoberNational Crazy Day
- What's the craziest things you've ever seen or experienced? I'm talking from the unusual and bizarre to impossible things that rational science might have a hard time explaining.

United Nations Day
- devoted to making known to people of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization. The United Nations is dedicated to world peace and to the betterment of humanity through a wide range of program from world hunger to environment and health issues.

World Development Information Day
- to draw attention of worldwide public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.

Lung Health Day
- a good day to start towards improving long and healthy lung life. Get lots of exercise, drink fluids, don't smoke and avoid pollution.

Stock Market Panic
- After several weeks of a downward trend in stock prices, investors began panic selling on Black Thursday, Oct 24, 1929. More than 13 million shares were dumped.

World Origami Days
- Celebrate origami by spreading the joy of paperfolding during World Origami Days, a 2½-week celebration of the international community of origami. Make origami as visible as possible: teach a class, fold on the bus, give your friends origami, exhibit your models. The possibilities are limitless, just as with origami itself.

40-Hour Work Week Day
- In 1926, a smart fella from Dearborn, Mich., who made automobiles available to the masses, revolutionized the industrial world by enforcing the eight-hour workday and five-day workweek in his car factories and offices. The benefits were mutual as his workers got away from the office while he saw productivity skyrocket. The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 went into effect, on Sunday, Oct. 24.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game Day
- Jack Norworth's 1908 classic, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game", was written on some scrap paper on a train ride to Manhattan, New York. Norworth then provided those paper scrap lyrics to Albert Von Tilzer who composed the music which in turn was published by the York Music Company and before the year was over, a hit song was born.

Transcontinental Telegram Birthday
- On this day in 1861, workers of the Western Union Telegraph Company link the eastern and western telegraph networks of the nation at Salt Lake City, Utah, completing a transcontinental line that for the first time allows instantaneous communication between Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. Stephen J. Field, chief justice of California, sent the first transcontinental telegram to President Abraham Lincoln, predicting that the new communication link would help ensure the loyalty of the western states to the Union during the Civil War.

Niagara Falls Barrel Day
- The spectacle of Niagara Falls attracted no end of daredevils through the centuries, but the first one to go over the falls and survive in any kind of contraption was the unlikely Annie Edson Taylor, a 63-year-old former dance teacher who was down on her luck and hoping for fame and fortune. On this date, in 1901 she accomplished this feat in a 160-pound barrel.

First non-US team to win baseball's World Series
- World Series games were contested outside of the United States for the first time in 1992, with the Toronto Blue Jays defeating the Atlanta Braves in six games. The World Series returned to Canada in 1993, with the Blue Jays victorious again, this time against the Philadelphia Phillies in six games. No other Series has featured a team from outside of the United States. Toronto is only one of four teams in the expansion era to win successive World Series titles.

National Bologna Day
- Who knew a luncheon meat would have its very own special day of the year? This popular American sausage is served many different ways. While many prefer a slice or two of cold bologna sandwiched between two slices of bread, some like it grilled, some eat it for breakfast and some people prefer their bologna on pizza.


- This was updated by Catherine on October 24, 2011 -

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