OCTOBER 7, 2022 | WORLD COLLEGE RADIO DAY | NATIONAL BODY LANGUAGE DAY | WORLD SMILE DAY | NATIONAL FRAPPE DAY | NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL DAY | NATIONAL TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL INNER BEAUTY DAY | NATIONAL LED LIGHT DAY | NATIONAL MANUFACTURING DAY
WORLD COLLEGE RADIO DAY | FIRST FRIDAY IN OCTOBER
College radio stations worldwide play an important role in students’ education while also providing a diverse schedule of local news, music, sports, and interviews. On the first Friday in October, World College Radio Day celebrates the impact these stations have on their students and audiences. The day also invites new listeners to tune in to experience college radio for the first time and aims to raise greater international awareness of the many college radio stations operating worldwide. Read more…
NATIONAL BODY LANGUAGE DAY
During the first Friday in October, National Body Language Day recognizes the significance of nonverbal communication in your life. These are the silent messages you don’t realize you’re sending in your interactions with others. From a smile to a shoulder shrug, your body is revealing your emotions and thoughts. Read more…
WORLD SMILE DAY | FIRST FRIDAY IN OCTOBER
Each year on the first Friday in October, World Smile Day devotes a day to smiles and spreading random acts of kindness. Read more…
NATIONAL FRAPPE DAY | October 7
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL DAY | OCTOBER 7
October 7th officially marks the sweet and salty goodness of National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day. Whether they’re dipped in dark, milk or white chocolate, be sure to celebrate every mouthwatering pretzel bite! Read more…
NATIONAL TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA AWARENESS DAY | OCTOBER 7
On October 7th, National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day brings support and education to the general public about a painful condition. Read more…
NATIONAL INNER BEAUTY DAY | OCTOBER 7
National Inner Beauty Day on October 7th focuses on raising awareness and supporting victims of human trafficking. Everyone has a story, a passion that expresses who we are as individuals. Our strength lies in embracing that story without filtering it through someone else’s definition of beauty. When our core values reflect on the outside, we have given the world the gift we were born to give. Read more…
NATIONAL LED LIGHT DAY | OCTOBER 7
October 7th may be an unusually illuminating day considering it is National LED Light Day. Read more…
NATIONAL MANUFACTURING DAY | FIRST FRIDAY IN OCTOBER
National Manufacturing Day on the first Friday in October celebrates those who proudly stand behind our goods and services in America. In the United States, we continue to develop products and unlock new technologies growing our economy. Manufacturing businesses create jobs through entrepreneurship, and their competitiveness revitalizes American manufacturing. Read more…
On Deck for October 8, 2022
- American Touch Tag Day
- International Off-Road Day
- National Fluffernutter Day
- National Hero Day
- National Pierogi 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
- International Off-Road Day *
- World Octopus Day
- International Podiatry Day
- World Egg Day
- Universal Music Day – Second Saturday in October
Recipe of the Day
Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 6-7 minutes
Total prep: 43 minutes
Servings: 4 – 5 Dozen
2 lg. eggs
3 cups flour
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup butter
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix butter, peanut butter and sugars until creamy. Next eggs beating while mixing in flour. Add in remaining ingredients being sure to continue mixing.
Roll into balls first and then roll in granulated sugar. Flatten balls while using a fork for the traditional pattern of crisscrosses.
Place cookies on non-greased cookie sheet baking for 6-7 minutes. Remove from oven, using a flat spatula move cookies to cooling rack to help keep them soft and chewy.
With a special shout out to the Ressler brothers for the inspiration for these delicious cookies!
October 7 Celebrated History
The first commercial railway opens. Granite Railway hauled granite from quarries in Quincy, MA to the Bunker Hill Monument. Horses, not steam engines, hauled the granite destined for the Bunker Hill Monument. Gridley Bryant designed the innovative system and portions of the four-mile route remained in use until the 1960s.
Georgia Tech and Cumberland University of Tennessee played the highest-scoring game in American football history. After a record 32 touchdowns by Georgia Tech the final score was 222 to 0.
The far side of the moon gets its own photoshoot when NASA’s Luna 3 takes its first photos. It’s the first time Earthlings get to view that side of the Moon. Since the Moon’s rotation is so slow, the same side always faces the Earth.
Toni Morrison receives the Nobel Prize in Literature. The award-winning author of the Beloved Trilogy brings depth to her characters and sheds light on the less than savory aspects of humanity. Some of her other works include the Song of Solomon, Tar Baby, and God Help the Child.
Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes begin broadcasting the Fox News Channel.
Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts of from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-112 carrying payloads to further equip the International Space Station.
The first predicted near-Earth asteroid strikes the Earth’s atmosphere above northern Sudan. While small asteroids like the 2008 TC3 enter the atmosphere throughout the year, this one was identified the day before by Richard Kowalski.
October 7 Celebrated Birthdays
Niels Bohr – 1885
The Nobel Prize-winning physicist led the development of quantum physics.
Alice Dalgliesh – 1893
As an author, Dalgliesh published several books of children’s historical fiction, including The Courage of Sarah Noble and The Silver Pencil.
Mildred Earp – 1925
The right-handed pitcher played four seasons with the Grand Rapids Chicks in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Lorna Wing – 1928
Through her work as a psychiatrist, she brought a greater understanding of autism and its spectrums.
Graeme Ferguson – 1929
The filmmaker and innovator launched IMAX Corporation in 1967.
Desmond Tutu – 1931
The Nobel Prize-winning theologian is a South African Anglican cleric.
Yo-Yo Ma – 1955
The critically acclaimed cellist began playing at the age of four and has been awarded 18 Grammys.
Simon Cowell – 1959
The record executive is best known for his roles on the music competition shows America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent, American Idol and The X Factor.
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