OCTOBER 11, 2018 | NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY | INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD | GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY | NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY

National Sausage Pizza Day is observed each year on October 11.  This food holiday is a favorite of pizza lovers across the country.
  • In ancient Greece, the Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese which some attribute to the beginning of the pizza.
  • In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled “πίτα”, pita, meaning pie. 
  • A sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey, then flavored with bay leaves was developed by the Romans.
  • The modern pizza had its beginning in Italy as the Neapolitan flatbread.
  • The original pizza used only mozzarella cheese, mainly the highest quality buffalo mozzarella variant which was produced in the surroundings of Naples.
  • It was estimated that the annual production of pizza cheese in the United States in 1997 was 2 billion pounds.
  • The first United States pizza establishment opened in 1905 was in New York’s Little Italy.
  • Pizza has become one of America’s favorite meals.

Whether your pizza is thin crust, hand tossed, thick crust or deep dish, top it with delicious Italian sausage and celebrate National Sausage Pizza Day.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy these sausage pizza recipes:

Onion and Sausage Pizza
Chicago Deep Dish Sausage Pizza

Use #NationalSausagePizzaDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Sausage Pizza Day.

International Day of the Girl Child- October 11
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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL

On October 11, the International Day of the Girl Child seeks to bring awareness and solutions to the unique challenges that girls around the world face every day.

From the moment a child is born, she can grow up to be a scientist, author, business leader, mother, teacher or anything she may choose to be. Providing her with the healthy options, education, and resources to make her own choices means removing some of the obstacles she faces.

Depending on where she lives, a young girl’s challenges will vary and how we approach addressing those issues will change. During International Day of the Girl Child, join the global call to action. Create real solutions; listen to the aspirations of young women; mentor someone who will someday overcome the challenges she faces.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Join events around the world designed to improve the lives of girls in the most impoverished nations. Become a mentor. Donate supplies to schools. Be inspired by the spirit and drive of each generation of girls. Empower them by speaking about women leaders from the past and present. Whether she was a teacher or an author, a political leader or an activist, share the stories of those who have made changes for the better in the world. Be a part of the difference that makes lives better for aspiring young girls around the globe and use #DayOfTheGirl to share on social media.

HISTORY

In 2011, the United Nations declared October 11 as International Day of the Girl Child. The first observance of the day took place in 2012. Since then, celebrations have taken place around the globe.

GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY

In honor of General Kazimierz Pulaski (spelled Casimir Pulaski in English), a Polish hero of the American Revolution, October 11  is set aside as General Pulaski Memorial Day, a United States observation.   This observance is held each year by Presidential Proclamation to commemorate his death from wounds suffered at the Siege of Savannah on October 9, 1779, and to honor the heritage of Polish Americans.

Presidential Proclamation 2016

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #GeneralPulaskiMemorialDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

The observance was established in 1929 when Congress passed a resolution designating October 11 as General Pulaski Memorial Day. (Public Resolution 16 of 1929)

A Presidential Proclamation has been issued each year since (except 1930).

NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

National Coming Out Day is an observed civil awareness day recognized annually on October 11.  This day celebrates individuals who publicly identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender – coming out regarding their sexual orientation and/or gender identity being akin to a cultural rite of passage for LGBT people.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalComingOutDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

National Coming Out Day was founded in 1988 by New Mexico Psychologist and founder of the personal growth workshop, The Experience, Robert Eichberg and Jean O’ Leary, an openly gay political leader from Los Angeles and then head of the National Gay Rights Advocates.   October 11 was chosen as it was the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

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