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October 16, 2022 - GLOBAL CAT DAY – NATIONAL SPORTS DAY – NATIONAL LIQUEUR DAY – NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY – DEPARTMENT STORE DAY

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OCTOBER 16, 2022 | GLOBAL CAT DAY | NATIONAL SPORTS DAY | NATIONAL LIQUEUR DAY | NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY | DEPARTMENT STORE DAY

Global Cat Day | October 16, 2022

GLOBAL CAT DAY | OCTOBER 16

Global Cat Day on October 16th raises awareness surrounding non-lethal feline programs across the country. More than any other shelter animal, cats and kittens face euthanization at a much higher rate. However, programs such as trap, neuter, and release (TNR) are making it possible for cats to live full and healthy lives right in our neighborhoods. Read more…

National Sports Day | October 16

NATIONAL SPORTS DAY | OCTOBER 16

October is prime time for National Sports Day. That’s why on October 16th, the fans, families, and athletes of all the sports converge to celebrate their favorite athletic events. All disciplines of a sport take the field, from the youngest to the seasoned professional. Read more…

National Liqueur Day | October 16

NATIONAL LIQUEUR DAY | OCTOBER 16

National Liqueur Day on October 16th annually celebrates the myriad classes and flavors of liqueur. Read more…

National Dictionary Day | October 16

NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY | OCTOBER 16

National Dictionary Day on October 16th defines celebration as it commemorates the birthday of Noah Webster. Read more…

Department Store Day | October 16

DEPARTMENT STORE DAY | OCTOBER 16

On October 16th Department Store Day urges us to consider how department store innovations have impacted shopping in our daily lives. Read more…


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Recipe of the Day

Veggie Lasagna 810 x 810

Veggie Lasagna
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

3 cups marinara sauce
3-4 medium zucchinis
16 ricotta cheese
1 egg, beaten
2 cloves garlic, minced
16 ounces shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3 cups fresh spinach leaves
1/2 yellow onion, diced

Instructions

Heat oven to 375F.

Prepare a 9×13 baking dish with vegetable oil.

Trim ends from the zucchinis. Slice zucchinis into one-inch thick slices lengthwise. Place on paper towels and sprinkle with salt to absorb moisture. Rest for 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix ricotta, beaten egg, and half of the garlic.

In a large skillet, saute’ onion over medium heat until translucent. Add remaining garlic and cook until fragrant. Stir in spinach leaves and cook until wilted. Remove from heat.

Pat zucchini slices dry. Place one overlapping layer of slices in the prepared pan. Spread a thin layer of the ricotta mixture over the zucchini. Add 1/3 of the spinach mixture and spread evenly. Spread a layer of marinara. Top with mozzarella and parmesan. Repeat.

Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.

October 16th Celebrated History

1846

A dentist named William T.G. Morton performed the first successful use of an anesthetic while performing surgery in the surgical amphitheater of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

1901 

Booker T Washington becomes the first African American to dine at the White House when President Theodor Roosevelt invites him to dinner.

1923 

The creator of some of the world’s most recognizable animated films founded Disney Brothers Cartoons along with his brother Roy. The studio would later be named Walt Disney Company.

1968 

Yasunari Kawabata earned the Nobel Prize for literature “for his narrative mastery, which with great sensibility expresses the essence of the Japanese mind,” and was the first person on Japanese descent awarded the prize.

1987

In her role as Sarah Webber in the film The Whales of August, Lillian Gish became the oldest actress in a leading role. At the age of 95, the actress’s career spanned 75 years.

2002 

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina reopens bringing to life the Ancient Library of Alexandria more than 1000 years after its destruction. Once the greatest library in the world full of ancient scrolls and tomes, the library reopened with 250,000 volumes. Today, the library built in the Egyptian city of Alexandria overlooking the Mediterranean Sea is capable of holding over 4.5 million books. The 11 story repository continues to grow its collection.

2016 

The KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore hosted 2,241 people all born at the hospital. The participants aged from 7-85 years-old set a world record for the most people gathered for a reunion of people born at the same hospital.

October 16th Celebrated  Birthdays

Lucy Stanton – 1831

The first African American woman to graduate from a four-year college. She completed the course at Oberlin College. Both a teacher and abolitionist, Stanton also served as a local president for the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.

Oscar Wilde – 1854

The poet and playwright is best known for the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray as well as his comedic plays. Plays such as The Importance of Being Earnest, A Woman of No Importance, and An Ideal Husband are some of his most popular writings.

Cecile de Brunhoff – 1903

The bedtime stories she told her children about an elephant named Babar became a worldwide favorite when her husband, Laurent de Brunhoff wrote them down and added illustrations to go with them.

Charles Dolan – 1926

A pioneering cable innovator established packaging, marketing, and syndication platforms. Before founding Cablevision Systems Corporation in 1973, he established The Green Channel which later would be called Home Box Office (HBO). He also created AMC Networks which include the AMC, IFC, and Sundance channels among others.

Henry Jay Lewis – 1932

After becoming the first African American to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, Lewis would go on to conduct in every major U.S. orchestra and around the world. His parents recognized his affinity for music early. While he studied a variety of instruments, his true love was the double bass.

Paul Monette – 1945

The poet and gay activist wrote several poetry collections including Love Alone: 18 Elegies for Rog. Along with his partner, Roger Horwitz, he founded The Monette-Horwitz Trust.

Tim Robbins – 1958

The Academy Award-winning actor and director rose to fame in the late 1980s in films like Top Gun and Bull Durham. One of his most memorable roles as Andy Dufresne in the Stephen King film The Shawshank Redemption is alluded to in the Castle Rock television series. In the second season, he plays Reginald ‘Pop’ Merrill.

John Mayer – 1977

Some of the most popular songs by the singer-songwriter include “Waiting on the World to Change,” “Gravity,” and “No Such Thing.”

Naomi Osaka – 1997

The three-time Grand Slam singles champion is the first Asian player to hold top ranking in professional tennis singles.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you! And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

At National Day Calendar, we discovered the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

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