INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL
On October 11, the International Day of the Girl 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 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, join the global call to action. Create real solutions; listen to the aspiration of young women; mentor someone who will someday overcome the challenges she faces.
HOW TO OBSERVE #DayOfTheGirl
Join events around the world designed to improve the lives of girls in the most impoverished nations. Become a mentor. Make a donation of supplies to schools. Be inspired by or inspire girls in your life 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.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD HISTORY
In 1995 at the World Conference on Women, nearly 30,000 people from approximately 200 countries arrived in Beijing, China. It was the fourth such world conference. During it, the attendees developed the most comprehensive platform for advancing women’s rights around the world.
In 2011, the United Nations declared October 11th as International Day of the Girl Child due to the advocacy seen around the world. The UN encourages increased activism.
NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY
- 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.
- The Romans developed a pastry with a sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey, then flavored with bay leaves.
- 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. It was produced in the surroundings of Naples.
- An estimated 2 billion pounds of pizza cheese was produced in the United States in 1997.
- The first United States pizza establishment opened in New York’s Little Italy in 1905.
HOW TO OBSERVE #SausagePizzaDay
Invite friends and family over for homemade sausage pizza. Or go out for your favorite kind of sausage pizza and make it a celebration. While you’re out and about, be sure to give a shout out to your favorite establishment. Do you like thin or thick crust? How do you eat your pizza? Crust first, point first or do you fold it? We want to know. Everyone has their own pizza-eating styles.
Use #SausagePizzaDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this delicious food holiday.
NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
National Coming Out Day is an observed civil awareness day recognized annually on October 11.
The 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.
One in two Americans knows someone who is gay or lesbian. The ratio applied to transgendered Americans is one in ten.
The day is dedicated to raises awareness of the civil rights of the LGBTQ community. Through education and support, and sharing their stories, it is hoped they may be more able to live openly and safely.
As more of the LGBTQ community come out, those who know them are more likely to become more educated. They also become more supportive and understanding, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalComingOutDay
Attend a rally. Ask questions or learn more by visiting hrc.org. Use #NationalComingOutDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY HISTORY
In 1988, Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary National created Coming Out Day on the anniversary of National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights to show support for the LGBTQ community. Eichberg was a New Mexico psychologist and founder of the personal growth workshop, The Experience. O’ Leary was an openly gay political leader from Los Angeles and at the time, the head of the National Gay Rights Advocates. Together, they created the day as a reminder that coming out is one of their most powerful basic tools.
GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY
General Pulaski Memorial Day on October 11th, honors a Polish hero of the American Revolution.
The day is set aside in the United States to recognize Casimir Pulaski, a Polish immigrant. Over two centuries ago, he joined the Continental Army and soon rose in the ranks to Brigadier General.
Alongside General George Washington, he built a legacy that included raising an arm of the colonial military as yet undeveloped – the cavalry. As such, he became known as the father of the American cavalry.
While only 15 years-old, Pulaski earned battle experience when his homeland of Poland and Russia went to war. He later immigrated to the British Colonies after meeting Benjamin Franklin in Paris. It was Pulaski’s experience on the battlefield and his perseverance that gained General Washington’s trust. However, Pulaski would not see the end of the war. Injured in battle, he died wounds suffered at the Siege of Savannah on October 9, 1779. General Pulaski died a few days later on October 11th.
The day also honors Polish immigrants and their descendants across the country. Generations have contributed to the founding of the United States, and its continued growth. Whether through service in the Armed Forces or skilled labor, innovation, or the arts, their enduring heritages lives on.
HOW TO OBSERVE #GeneralPulaskiMemorialDay
Learn more about General Pulaski and the history of the United States Cavalry. Visit a cavalry museum or read about General Pulaski.
Francis C. Kajencki published The Pulaski Legion in the American Revolution in 2004.
David R. Collins published Casimir Pulaski: Soldier on Horseback in 1995 for young readers.
Use #GeneralPulaskiMemorialDay to post on social media.
GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY HISTORY
In 1929, Congress passed a resolution designating October 11th as General Pulaski Memorial Day. Each year, a new presidential proclamation renews the resolution. (Public Resolution 16 of 1929)
A Presidential Proclamation has been issued each year since (except 1930).
On Deck for October 12, 2019
- National Savings Day
- National Vermont Day
- National Freethought Day
- National Farmer’s Day
- National Gumbo Day
- National Chess Day – Second Saturday in October
- National Costume Swap Day – Second Saturday in October
- National Motorcycle Ride Day – Second Saturday in October
- I Love Yarn Day – Second Saturday in October
National Week Obsevances
- National Healthcare Food Service Workers Week – Second Week (Sunday through Saturday)
- National Work At Home Week – Second Week in October
- National Metric Week – Week of October 10th
- Drink Local Wine Week – Second Full Week
- National School Lunch Week – Starts 2nd Monday
- Healthcare Security & Safety Week – Second Full Week
Classroom Week 9
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total Prep: 35 minutes
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup buckwheat pancake mix
2/3 cup flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 cup milk
6 hot dogs
6 wooden skewer
Run skewers up through each hot dog.
Combine first 6 ingredients and mix well.
Bring 3 cups of vegetable oil to 350 degrees in a deep fryer.
Dip hot dogs in batter and fry oil until golden brown.
Cool on a paper towel.
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