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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, October 08, 2011 | 0 comments
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OctoberBring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day
- Bring your teddy bear from home and put it on your desk. This is a fun way to improve morale and have some fun at work.

American Touch Tag Day
- celebrating the joy of playing Touch Tag. Teach a child about the many ways this game can be played.

World Egg Day
- to celebrate the benefits that come from such a unique package - the egg.

Tube Top Birthday
- Commemorating the introduction of the tube top in 1975. Hope your day is tops! (…and totally tubular, too!)

Health-Sports Day in Japan
- commemorates the opening of the 1964 Summer Olympics being held in Tokyo, and exists to promote sports and an active lifestyle.

Alvin C. York Day
- While in the Argonne Forest, France, and separated from his patrol, Sergeant Alvin C. York killed 20 enemy soldiers and captured a hill, 132 enemy soldiers and 35 machine guns. He was awarded the US Medal of Honor and French Croix de Guerre.

Great Chicago Fire
- On October 8, 1871, at around 9pm on a Sunday evening, a fire began in a barn outside Chicago, owned by Mrs. Katherine O'Leary. Driven by a strong wind out of the southwest, the flames headed straight for the center of the city, with branches of flame shooting in several directions.

Ozzie and Harriet Radio Debut
- Ozzie and Harriet Nelson made their CBS Radio debut in “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” on October 8, 1944.

National Depression Screening Day
- an effort to help people learn if they have the “common cold” of mental disorders — depression. Depression is characterized by feelings of never-ending sadness, hopelessness, fatigue, trouble with sleep, trouble with eating, and trouble with enjoying things in life that only yesterday seemed to bring a smile to your face (or some combination of those and similar kinds of symptoms).

Lee's National Denim Day
- one of the largest single-day fundraisers for breast cancer in the country.

National Pierogy Day
- Commemorates the day in 1952 that pierogies were first delivered to a grocery store in Shenandoah, PA—marking the emergence of the traditionally eastern European food as a mainstream American meal staple.

National Fluffernutter Day
- Everybody knows about the popular sandwich that everyone ate as a kid. When did you last eat one? Well today go ahead and make that sandwich and remember your childhood.

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