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October 3, 2022 - NATIONAL BOYFRIEND DAY - NATIONAL TECHIES DAY – NATIONAL CHILD HEALTH DAY – NATIONAL CONSIGNMENT DAY

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OCTOBER 3, 2022 | NATIONAL BOYFRIEND DAY | NATIONAL TECHIES DAY | NATIONAL CHILD HEALTH DAY | NATIONAL CONSIGNMENT DAY

National Boyfriend Day | October 3

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. Read more…

National Techies Day | October 3

NATIONAL TECHIES DAY | OCTOBER 3

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. Read more…

National Child Health Day | First Monday in October

NATIONAL CHILD HEALTH DAY | FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER

In the United States, National Child Health Day occurs each year on the first Monday in October. The day recognizes the care and guidance children need to grow strong and healthy. Read more…

National Consignment Day | First Monday in October

NATIONAL CONSIGNMENT DAY | FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER

As the seasons change and our lives evolve, so do our styles and budgets. On the first Monday in October, National Consignment Day offers a way to elevate both. The holiday celebrates consignment as the smart, sustainable way to shop, earn money, and extend the lifecycle of your items. Read more…

On Deck for October 4, 2022

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Recipe of the Day

Sweet Sriracha Dipping 

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Add all ingredients into a medium size bowl. Mix well. Chill or serve room temperature. Add all ingredients into a medium size bowl. Mix well. Chill or serve room temperature. Transfer to ramekin bowl(s) before serving. Refrigerate unused dipping sauce.

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey

Add all ingredients into a medium size bowl. Mix well. Chill or serve room temperature. Add all ingredients into a medium size bowl. Mix well. Chill or serve room temperature. Transfer to ramekin bowl(s) before serving. Refrigerate unused dipping sauce.

Spicy Tomato Ranch Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 tablespoon sriracha

Add all ingredients into a medium size bowl. Mix well. Chill or serve room temperature. Add all ingredients into a medium size bowl. Mix well. Chill or serve room temperature. Transfer to ramekin bowl(s) before serving. Refrigerate unused dipping sauce.

BBQ Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Add all ingredients into a medium size bowl. Mix well. Chill or serve room temperature. Add all ingredients into a medium size bowl. Mix well. Chill or serve room temperature. Transfer to ramekin bowl(s) before serving. Refrigerate unused dipping sauce.

Cheesy Dip

  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 teaspoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 – 1/2 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1/4 quarter cup milk and flour over medium heat. Stir in remaining milk and salt. Bring to a boil and stir frequently. Reducing heat to low, simmer for 2 minutes, allowing rue to thicken. Stir constantly. Remove from heat and add cheese and pepper. Stir until cheese is smooth and creamy. Best if served warm. Refrigerate unused dipping sauce.

Avocado Dipping Sauce

  • 2 large avocados, halved and pitted
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 small jalapeño, chopped.
      • NOTE: For a spicier dip, include seeds and pith in recipe. For a milder dip, remove seeds and pith in recipe.
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

Scoop the avocado meat into a food processor or blender. Add remaining ingredients. Process until sauce is creamy, scraping sides as needed. Place in a serving dish and enjoy. Refrigerate unused dipping sauce.

October 3rd Celebrated History

1899 

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.

1911 

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.

1919 

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.

1949 

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.

1955 

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

1960 

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.

1992 

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.

October 3rd 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.

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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.

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