OCTOBER 1, 2022 | NATIONAL GREEN CITY DAY | NATIONAL CRYPTOCURRENCY MONTH | NATIONAL HAIR DAY | NATIONAL BLACK DOG DAY | NATIONAL HOMEMADE COOKIES DAY | NATIONAL FIRE PUP DAY | NATIONAL PUMPKIN SPICE DAY
NATIONAL GREEN CITY DAY | October 1
On October 1 we celebrate National Green City Day to highlight the progress and innovations cities are making to become more sustainable. Read more…
NATIONAL CRYPTOCURRENCY MONTH | October
The entire month of October is a celebration of cryptocurrencies and the cultivation of new economic growth opportunities they bring. Read more…
NATIONAL HAIR DAY | OCTOBER 1
On October 1st, National Hair Day gives the nod to all the styles, products, tools, and people who keep our hair healthy and looking its best. Read more…
NATIONAL BLACK DOG DAY | OCTOBER 1
National Black Dog Day on October 1st encourages the adoption of a dog in darker shades. Unfortunately, black dogs are less likely to be adopted for no other reason than their coloring. Regardless of behavior, size, breeding, personality, or age, the phenomenon persists. Read more…
NATIONAL HOMEMADE COOKIES DAY | OCTOBER 1
National Homemade Cookies Day is observed annually on October 1. If you are looking for an excuse to bake some homemade cookies, look no further. Package them up and share them with neighbors, co-workers, and friends! Read more…
NATIONAL FIRE PUP DAY | OCTOBER 1
National Fire Pup Day on October 1st recognizes the canine firefighters that have long been members of fire departments across the country. Read more…
NATIONAL PUMPKIN SPICE DAY | OCTOBER 1
What do cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and October 1 have in common? They are all part of National Pumpkin Spice Day. Read more…
On Deck for October 2, 2022
- National Smarties Day **
- National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day
- National Fried Scallops Day
- National Name Your Car Day
- National Produce Misting Day
- National GOE Day – Sunday of the First Full Weekend
- World No Alcohol Day
- World Card Making Day – First Saturday in October
- International Day of Non-Violence
Recipe of the Day
Coconut Walnut Energy Bites
Prep: 15 minutes
Total Prep: 15 minutes
20 Medjool dates, pitted
2 cups walnut pieces
1 teaspoon spirulina
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, plus 1/4 cup for coating.
Place walnuts, dates, hemp seeds, spirulina, and 1/4 cup of coconut into a food processor and mix until it becomes sticky and starts to form a ball (around 2 minutes). Take the dough from the food processor and form 1-inch balls. Roll the balls into the remaining coconut to coat them. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Recipe Credit: Recipes from the Coconut Coalition of the Americas
October 1st Celebrated History
Maria Mitchell discovers a comet. Her discovery makes her the first U.S. astronomer to discover a comet. It was later named “Miss Mitchell’s Comet” or C/1847 T1. Determined to be a non-periodic comet, it has never been seen again.
Congress establishes Yosemite National Park. The third park established in the United States after Mackinac National Park (which is now designated a state park), Yosemite consists of 750,000 acres located in central California.
The first modern World Series game is held between the National League and American League champions in Boston. Also known as the Pilgrims, the Boston Americans lost to the Pittsburg Pirates 7-3. However, they would come back and win the series 5-3.
Ford offers the first Model T for sale at $825 making car ownership affordable to Americans.
The first superhighway in America opens at the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The modern highway consisted of seven tunnels and 160 miles.
Created when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act that summer, the National Aeronautics and Space Agency opened on October 1st. T. Keith Glennan was named administrator.
Eighteen years after a U.S. Air Force Captain broke the sound barrier for the first time, the supersonic airplane prototype, Concorde, breaks the sound barrier.
Walt Disney World Resort opens bringing the Magic Kingdom to life in Florida.
Bikeparts hosted the largest Suzuki motorcycle parade with 915 participants. The record event took place in Hamme-Zogge, Belgium.
October 1st Celebrated Birthdays
Peter Salem – 1750
Born into slavery, Salem would be freed to enlist in a militia to fight in the Revolutionary War. He was one of very few black minutemen serving and fought in the Battle of Concord.
Caroline Harrison – 1832
Upon the election of her husband, Benjamin Harrison, as the 23rd President of the United States, Caroline became the 24th First Lady.
Esther Boise Van Deman – 1862
A graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Van Deman became the first woman to specialize in the field of Roman archaeology. For thirty years, she advanced the study and research of Roman architecture.
William E Boeing – 1881
The businessman founded The Boeing Company in 1916 and became a pioneer in the aviation world.
Kathleen Ollerenshaw – 1912
Despite her deafness and discouragement from teachers, Ollerenshaw excelled at mathematics and supported many areas of education in the British Empire.
Dorothy Woolfolk -1913
The pioneering comic book editor is partially responsible for Superman’s weakness to kryptonite. She also served as an editor at three of the major comic franchises in the United States, including present-day DC and Marvel Comics.
James Earl Carter – 1924
In 1977, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served one term.
George R. Carruthers – 1939
Carruthers’ interest in ultraviolet spectroscopy and his ability to invent led the physicist to develop the ultraviolet camera for the 1972 Apollo 16 launch.
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