October 28th Special Days - Featuring 23+ Statue of Liberty Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 0 comments
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October 28th is... Statue of Liberty Dedication Day (1886), National Chocolates Day (US), St. Jude's Feast Day, Donner Party Famine (1846), First Woman US Ambassador Appointed (1949), The Jack Benny Program TV Premiere (1950), Plush Animal Lover's Day, Ticker Tape Parade Birthday (1886), Gone-ta-pott Day, International Animation Day, Separation of Church and State Day, Wild Foods Day, Champagne Day, World Stroke Day, National Comprehensive Sex Education Call-In Day, National I Love You Day, Ohi Day (Greece), European Summer Time Ends (EU)

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: Statue of Liberty: A Tale of Two Countries (Wonders of the World), by Elizabeth Mann (Author), Alan Witschonke (Illustrator). Publisher: Mikaya Press (April 14, 2011)Statue of Liberty Dedication Day
-- On this date in 1886, President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty as a gift from the people of France on what is now known as Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The 151-foot statue, designated as a national monument in 1924 and restored for its centennial in 1986, serves as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.

Read: Statue of Liberty: A Tale of Two Countries
-- The Statue of Liberty pays homage to what is best about the United States, yet it originated in France. Living under the repressive rule of a self-proclaimed emperor, sculptors Γ‰douard de Laboulaye and FrΓ©dΓ©ric-Auguste Bartholdi wanted to show their countrymen tyranny is not inevitable and there is a place in the world where all citizens have inalienable rights no government can take from them. Now, 125 years after she was placed on her pedestal in New York Harbor, she continues to inspire people all over the world.

Image: New York City Party Supplies, 4inch Statue of Liberty Statues Replica Gifts with Copper Tint; Statue of Liberty Souvenir Figurines from New York City SouvenirsStatue of Liberty Statues Replica -- with a copper tint. Great New York City souvenirs party favors, and cake toppers. Great for centerpieces, cardholders, event giveaways, and gifts. Makes great decorations and stocking stuffers.

3D Optical Illusion Night Light -- Cool Soft Light Safe For Kids - Solution For Nightmares - New York Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty 3D Puzzle -- Every puzzle is highly detailed and the pieces are made of high-quality paper prints on foam eps. Every piece is numbered, in order to make assembly and following the instructions even easier. No tools needed.

Statue of Liberty Coloring and Activity Books

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

πŸ—½ Statue of Liberty - Paper Cutouts by PaperToys.com

πŸ—½ Statue Of Liberty Printable Teaching Resources

πŸ—½ Statue of Liberty Torch - Craft Project Ideas

πŸ—½ Statue of Liberty printable protest sign

πŸ—½ Statue of Liberty Lesson Plans, Games, Activities, Presentations

πŸ—½ Easy Statue of Liberty Crown

πŸ—½ Free Printable: Statue of Liberty Bookmark

πŸ—½ Statue of Liberty Coloring Pages

πŸ—½ Statue of Liberty Papercrafts | PaperCraftSquare.com

πŸ—½ Liberty Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans

National Chocolates Day
- Chocolate was first manufactured in the United States at Milton Lower Mills, near Dorchester, Mass., in 1765. About 1876, M. D. Peter of Vevey, Switzerland, perfected a process of making milk chocolate by combining the cocoa nib, sugar, fat, and condensed milk.

St. Jude's Day
- St. Jude, the saint of hopeless causes, was martyred along with St. Simon at Persia, and their feast is celebrated jointly. St. Jude was supposedly the brother of Jesus and, like his brother, a carpenter by trade. He is most popular with those who attempt the impossible and with students, who often ask for his help on exams.

Donner Party Famine
- Oct 28, 1846–Apr 21, 1847. The pioneering Donner party, a group of 90 people consisting of immigrants, families, and businessmen led by George and Jacob Donner and James F. Reed, headed toward California in 1846 from Springfield, IL, in hopes of beginning a new life. Indian attacks and winter weather, which forced them to interrupt their journey, led to famine and outright cannibalism, which took their toll on members of the party, whose numbers dwindled to 48 by the journey’s end.

First Woman US Ambassador Appointed
- Helen Eugenie Moore Anderson became the first woman to hold the post of US ambassador in 1949 when she was sworn in by President Harry S Truman on this date. She served as ambassador to Denmark.

The Jack Benny Program TV Premiere
- One of radio's favorite comedians, Jack Benny made the transition to favorite TV personality with this situation comedy–variety show in 1950.

Plush Animal Lover's Day
- a day to enjoy and appreciate your plush, stuffed animals. Give them a little love and special attention today. And, if they've lost a little of their "plush", that's okay. You still love 'em.

Ticker Tape Parade Birthday
- The term originated in New York City after a spontaneous celebration held on October 28, 1886, during the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, and is still most closely associated with New York City. The term ticker-tape originally referred to the use of the paper output of ticker tape machines, which were remotely-driven devices used in brokerages to provide updated stock market quotes.

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