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National Boyfriend Day - October 3


National Boyfriend Day (sometimes referred to as National Boyfriend’s Day) on October 3rd recognizes the sweetheart in your life. Like special days for family members, this day dedicates attention to the boyfriends in our lives.

Whether the relationship is new or seasoned, boyfriends bring unique meaning to our lives. From romantic evenings, date nights, and adventure, each relationship develops over time. Each year, you build upon the relationship with new memories and experiences.

What makes your boyfriend extra special? Like a good friend, a boyfriend supports your dreams and ambitions. Together you’re a team. Often, there’s an unexplained attraction. Does his character make you want to be a better person? We describe our boyfriends with words like energetic, creative, loving, and kind. Perhaps your boyfriend is a bad boy or a handsome geek. No matter what type your boyfriend is, celebrate him all day long!

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBoyfriendDay

Do something nice for your boyfriend today.  While planning the day, consider all his favorite things. If you’re uncertain, do some sleuthing before hand.

  • Let him know how important he is to you.
  • Consider taking him on a scavenger hunt.
  • Surprise him with a romantic getaway to a place he’s talked about.
  • Take him to a movie of his choosing.
  • Pick a sporting event to his favorite team.

Whatever you choose to do, let him know you appreciate him. Use #NationalBoyfriendDay to post on social media and let the world know about your special guy!


National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this extremely loving holiday.

National GOE Day - Sunday of the First Full Weekend in October


National GOE Day – Growth. Overcome. Empower. The Sunday of the first full weekend in October encourages us to support safe spaces for healing and connection for those who have been victimized by abuse and trauma. The day focuses on healing, recovery and providing resources that support overcoming these overwhelming obstacles in life.

While abuse and trauma bring enormous emotional, mental, and physical challenges, when we overcome these challenges, it’s time to celebrate. Growth. Overcome. Empower. These elements all go into achieving the seemingly impossible. Part of the healing process requires us to feel secure and make connections with others. Art often offers all of these key ingredients to healing. How do we promote safe places and make connections through art?

  • Create art programs designed to promote healing.
  • Express ourselves in a creative way.
  • Share our experiences and our art with others.
  • Make a connection with someone who has a common goal – Growth. Overcome. Empower.
  • Share how we’ve overcome the obstacles of emotional, mental, and physical pain.

While we strive to become whole again, art provides an integral element of the healing process, too. That’s why the celebration encourages us to museums, libraries, and artists to bring their talents to the day. Incorporate the healing power of artistic expression into the healing process and make a connection. The results are undeniable. Growth. Overcome. Empower.


The day invites organizations, libraries, galleries and museums to join in the day. There are several opportunities to create safe, healing spaces.

  • Promote webinars incorporating art programs designed for healing.
  • Invite guest artists to share their skills.
  • Create special displays honoring the healing process.
  • Host art classes designed to encourage healing.
  • Organizes seminars offering education and support.

As an individual, offer to volunteer or share your story. Help someone else heal. Share the message on social media, too. Growth. Overcome. Empower. The theme is clear. Support each other and the community around you to find ways to encourage healing spaces. Make a connection and watch the healing begin. Be sure to share the story using #NationalGoeDay on social media.


Kenisha Jones of My Care Initiative

Kenisha Coy of My Care Initiative

My CARE Initiative founded National GOE Day to bring communities together to promote healing and make connections through art. The program launched on May 15, 2015, and since then, their work continues to affect positive change, growth, and progress.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National GOE Day to be observed on the Sunday of the first weekend in October, annually.

National Techies Day - October 3rd


National Techies Day on October 3rd encourages students to consider a career in technology.  With so many opportunities in the growing technology field, students seeking a career in technology will find promising choices anywhere they look. 

In 2012, Engine Advocacy commissioned a report by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute in California. According to the report, for every high-tech job, four more jobs are created. That’s a lot of economic boost created by one industry.

By 2030, the technology sector will continue to grow while other job sectors may decline. While the jobs future changes, one thing remains steady – technology. Healthcare technologies will continue growing by nearly 48 percent. While research ramps up, surgeons and medicine take advanced technologies to a whole new level. With it, they need software specialists trained to maintain the equipment and train the medical personnel.

Beyond medical technology, manufacturing advances technology every day. When considering the future of the automotive world alone, specialized technology keeps up the demand for qualified professionals.

Software development grows every day. However, if we examine technology’s impact on manufacturing, security, and global environmental solutions, we can’t ignore our future needs. The students in the classroom will be the skilled, trained technology-savvy employees of tomorrow. We need them to be.

Take note that National Techies Day falls during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Techies ensure our devices are protected and secured. They develop the software and help us maintain our computers, smart devices, and more. If you don’t protect your computers – find a techie today!

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalTechiesDay

National Techies Day offers numerous ways to celebrate. Beyond thanking all the techies you know, consider these ways to join in the celebration:

  • Host a job fair at a high school.
  • Share your experiences with technology. Inspire a student to learn more.
  • Encourage an interest in technology where a spark exists. 
  • Learn more about new innovative technologies changing the world.

Use #NationalTechiesDay to post on social media.


With a growing need for employees with advanced technical skills in America, and CNT Networks launched National Techies Day. In 1999, nearly 60% of new jobs were expected to require advanced technical skills that Americans didn’t have. The tech companies and the day encourage kids to embrace computer science and even the monikers sometimes attached to contemporary technology.  

Being a computer nerd or geek, like National Day Calendar’s own Guru of Geek, in the fast-growing world of technology opens doors to career opportunities. 

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October 3rd Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History

Thomas S. Thurman receives a patent for a “Pneumatic carpet cleaner” under patent No. 634,042. The device blew debris into a receptacle. Thurman designed the horse-drawn contraption to go door to door offering cleaning services. About two years later, the first patents for cleaners similar to the ones we used today were invented. They used suction to remove dust and dirt.


The Corn Products Refining Company trademarks the term “Mazola” for their edible corn oil. The trademark is currently owned by ACH Food Companies, Inc. which also owns the trademarks for Durkee, Spice Kitchens, Argo, Kingsford’s, and Golden Griddle among others.


In the third game of the World Series, Cincinnati right-handed pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the first Latino to appear in baseball’s championship series. Nicknamed Dolf, he took the mound in the 9th inning of the third game against the White Sox. While he retired the side, there was no recovering the game for Cincinnati. He made his second appearance during game seven, another loss for the team. Cincinnati went on to win the series 5-3. Eight White Sox players would be accused of game-fixing in a scandal that would rock baseball.


WERD in Atlanta beings broadcasting. It’s the first African American owned and operated radio station in the United States. As a hub of the African American community, it also provided a voice to Martin Luther King Jr.’s sermons and announcements. While the station exists now only in an online format broadcast by the current building owner, Rici de Forest. At one time, the building even housed a Madam C.J. Walker salon. The space has since been transformed into a museum dedicated to WERD, and Madam C.J. Walker.


Children’s programming gets a boost from the debut of both Captain Kangaroo and the Mickey Mouse Club.


CBS debuts the Andy Griffith Show starring Andy Griffith as Andy Taylor, Don Knotts as Barney Fife, Frances Bavier as Aunt Bee, and Ron Howard as Opie Taylor. Other featured characters included Jim Nabors as Gomer Pyle and George Lindsey as Goober Pyle. The show aired for eight seasons, the first six all in black and white.


Maurizio Damilano sets a world record for the fastest walk of 30 kilometers. The former Olympic champion walked the distance in 2 hours, 1 minute and 44 seconds in the Italian city of Cuneo.

Recipe of the Day

Name: Watermelon Cocktail
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0
Total Prep: 10 minutes
Servings: 2


1 cup watermelon juice **
1/4 cup mint simple syrup
2 ounces watermelon mint vodka
Juice of 1 lime
4 frozen melon balls or 1 cup of ice
Lime slices and mint leaves for garnish


** Puree cubes of watermelon then strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth.

Mix juice, simple syrup, and vodka in a small pitcher and stir. Place two frozen melon balls (or ice) in each glass. Pour mixture over frozen melon balls and garnish with lime slices and mint leaves.

October 3rd Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
John Gorrie – 1803

The mother of necessity struck this physician in 1851 while malaria and yellow fever called for methods to cool patients. Gorie set to work and the resulting invention provided the first air conditioning and refrigeration. He received patent No. 8080 for his invention in 1851 for the Improved process for the artificial production of ice.

Sophie Treadwell – 1885

Throughout her career, the playwright wrote, directed, and produced many of her plays. She wrote more than 40 plays, her most well-known is the 1928 drama Machinal. During World War I, she became one of the first accredited female foreign war correspondents and reported on the war from France for several months, and served as a nurse.

Natalie Savage Carlson – 1906 

The prolific children’s author earned the Newbery Award for her novel The Family Under the Bridge. She’s also the author of The Empty Schoolhouse and Surprise in the Mountains, among many others.

Frank Pantridge – 1916

Numerous lives have been changed thanks to this Northern Irish physician’s invention of the portable defibrillator. His invention revolutionized emergency medicine around the world.

Nancy Mudge – 1929

Nicknamed “Smudgie,” the infielder played six seasons in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Following her baseball career, Mudge became a physical education teacher in Minnesota.

Chubby Checker – 1941

The legendary rock & roll performer is best known for starting “The Twist” dance craze in the 1960s. He also recorded “Pony Time” and “Limbo Rock” among others.

Kathryn Sullivan – 1951

The American geologist became the first woman to walk in space. The NASA astronaut also served on three Space Shuttle missions.

Gwen Stefani – 1969

The award-winning singer and songwriter rose to stardom as the lead vocalist and co-founder of the band No Doubt. She also launched a successful solo career and serves as a judge on the NBC competition show The Voice.

About National Day Calendar

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There’s a celebration for everyone. While National Road Trip Day satisfies the itch to wander, many pet days let us share our love of animals. National 3-D Day and National Astronaut Day honor the advancement of technology, too. Every food day you can imagine (National Avocado Day, for example), will keep you celebrating, also!

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