Pintrest Linkedin
Looking Back

October 9, 2022 - CLERGY APPRECIATION DAY – NATIONAL LEIF ERIKSON DAY – NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CUPCAKE DAY – PANS/PANDAS AWARENESS DAY – NATIONAL MOLDY CHEESE DAY

Pintrest Linkedin

OCTOBER 9, 2022 | CLERGY APPRECIATION DAY | NATIONAL LEIF ERIKSON DAY | NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CUPCAKE DAY | PANS/PANDAS AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL MOLDY CHEESE DAY

Clergy Appreciation Day | Second Sunday in October

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 Erickson Day | October 9

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

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
National Moldy Cheese Day | October 9

NATIONAL MOLDY CHEESE DAY | OCTOBER 9

National Moldy Cheese Day is a unique holiday that is observed each year on October 9. Read more…

 On Deck for October 10, 2022

National Days

International Days

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

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

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

1855

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.

1911

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.

1933

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.

1936

The Boulder Dam, later named Hoover Dam, starts its first generator.

1946

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.

1962

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.

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!

Tags:
, , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Pintrest Linkedin