CLERGY APPRECIATION DAY | SECOND SUNDAY IN OCTOBER
Clergy Appreciation Day on the second Sunday in October reminds us to recognize the work of ministers, pastors, and priests in the United States. This national day also falls in National Clergy Month, which is observed each October. Read more…
NATIONAL LEIF ERIKSON DAY | OCTOBER 9
National Leif Erickson Day honors the Icelandic-born explorer, Leif Erikson. The Norse explorer earns credit for bringing the first Europeans known to have set foot in North America. Leif Erikson left the European continent in 999 and landed in North America around the year 1,000. Read more…
NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CUPCAKE DAY | OCTOBER 9
On October 9th, National Pro-Life Cupcake Day encourages open dialogue and an exchange of cupcakes. Read more…
PANS/PANDAS Awareness Day | OCTOBER 9
In the United States, nearly 1 in 200 children are diagnosed with Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndromes (PANS) and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). PANS/PANDAS Awareness Day on October 9th sets out to increase research, education and support to those affected by the condition. Read more…
NATIONAL MOLDY CHEESE DAY | OCTOBER 9
On Deck for October 10, 2022
- National Angel Food Cake Day
- National Cake Decorating Day
- National Handbag Day
- National Metric Day
- National Walk to a Park Day
- World Mental Health Day
- Columbus Day – Second Monday in October
- National Kick Butt Day– Second Monday in October
- National Online Bank Day – Second Monday in October
- Native American Day – Second Monday in October
- International Stage Management Day
- World Mental Health Day
- World Porridge Day
- World Homeless Day
- World Day Against the Death Penalty
Recipe of the Day
Name: Pound Cake
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Prep: 1 hour 25 minutes
Yield: 3 loaves or 1 bundt and 1 loaf
1 pound cake flour (3-1/2 cups)
1 pound butter
1 pound sugar (2 cups)
1 pound eggs (9 large)
1 to 2 tablespoons vanilla or 1/2 to 1 tablespoon almond
Preheat oven to 300°F. Prepare two or three bread loaf pans or one bundt pan and a loaf pan.
Cream butter well, add sugar gradually and cream until light and fluffy.
Add eggs two at a time, and beat well after each. Add flavoring.
Add flour gradually and beat until smooth.
Pour mixture into pans. Bake about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Enjoy!
October 9th Celebrated History
Joshua C. Stoddard obtains patent No. 13,668 for his invention of the steam calliope. The Worcester, MA inventor equipped the “steam organ” with whistles and when steam was forced through them, they played a note. He later added a keyboard. The musical instrument became associated with riverboats and carnivals, particularly on the carousels.
The American distiller who founded Jack Daniel’s distillery dies. Born Jasper Newton Daniel, he is best known for his Tennessee whiskey. Daniels learned to make moonshine at a young age and founded the Jack Daniels Distillery in 1875.
The Draconid meteor shower surprised Europe with a short but intense display. Caused by the passing of the Giacobini-Zinner comet leaving debris in its 6.6-year orbital path, the comet’s displays vary depending on where the Earth is in relation to the comet’s debris path. In 2020, the comet returns, but whether it will be a display of hundreds of meteors an hour or just a few remains to be seen.
The Boulder Dam, later named Hoover Dam, starts its first generator.
The Simmons Company begins selling electric blankets. Based out of Petersburg, VA, the manufacturer’s ads tout the product as the “New Way to Better Sleep!” The blanket connected to a control device that users set on their bedside table. The price? $39.50.
Dr. Nick Holonyak, Jr. demonstrated the first visible-spectrum light-emitting diode (LED) in Syracuse, NY.
October 9th Celebrated Birthdays
Mary Ann Shadd – 1823
The abolitionist and journalist was a woman of many firsts. Using her skill, she published the first African American newspaper, The Provincial Freemen. As a result, she was the first African American woman to become an editor. Shadd’s other achievements included a law degree and establishing a school for all races of children.
Betty Evans Grayson – 1925
The young softball player turned professional in 1949, pitching 51 no-hitters and three perfect games in the National Girls Baseball League.
Joan Berger – 1933
The right-handed infielder was a batting powerhouse in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. In her fourth and last season with the Rockford Peaches, she had a batting average of .280. That year in the MLB the league batting average was .261.
Sir Peter Mansfield – 1933
The Nobel Prize-winning physicist pursued his Ph.D. in science following his military service. Along with Charles Slichter, he advanced nuclear medicine with the development of the MRI.
Rocky Aoki – 1938
The one-time wrestler and restaurateur founded the Japanese restaurant, Benihana, in 1964. The restaurant is also the founder of National Fried Rice Day.
John Lennon – 1940
The founder and co-lead vocalist of the Beatles would later become a peace activist. Married to Yoko Ono, he shares a birthday with his son Sean. In 1980, Lennon was assassinated by Mark David Chapman.
Brian Lamb – 1941
In 1979, the American journalist founded the non-profit television network Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN). The network offers a live feed of federal government proceedings and public affairs programming.
Nona Hendryx – 1944
The now solo artist and producer was once part of the girl trio which included Patti LaBelle and Sarah Dash. In the late 60s and 70s, the group rose to fame with hit songs such as “Lady Marmalade” and “What Can I Do For You.” They were also the opening act for groups such as The Who and The Rolling Stones. After the trio broke up, Hendryx went on to a successful solo and producing career.
Mike Singletary – 1958
Singletary played 12 years with the Chicago Bears. The linebacker would continue his NFL career when he joined the coaching staff of the Baltimore Ravens. He would later coach for other teams, too, such as the San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, and Los Angeles Rams.
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