SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 | NATIONAL COMIC BOOK DAY | NATIONAL ONE-HIT WONDER DAY | MATH STORYTELLING DAY | NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY | NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY | NATIONAL RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR DAY | NATIONAL TUNE-UP DAY
NATIONAL COMIC BOOK DAY
Every year on September 25, comic book readers, collectors, lovers and fans participate in National Comic Book Day.
First popularized in the United States, comic books are also called comic magazines. Published in the form of sequential, juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes, comic books often include descriptive prose and written narratives. From the earliest comic strips that later gave birth to comic books, dialogue displayed in bubbles or balloons above characters’ heads. The artform weaves intricate designs using all the elements of text, dialogue, personalities, color and imagery to form storylines that over time have distinguished eras, artists, genres and themes.
People who collect comic books are known as pannapictagraphist.
In 1933, a comic book, Famous Funnies, appeared in the United States and is believed to be the first real comic book. It was a reprinting of earlier newspaper comic strips which established many of the story-telling devices used in comics.
The term “comic book” comes from the first book sold as a book reprinted of humor comic strips.
Despite their name, comic books are not all humorous in tone and feature stories in all genres.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Pick up a comic book to read and use #NationalComicBookDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Comic Book Day History.
NATIONAL ONE-HIT WONDER DAY
On September 25, we turn up the volume to honor all the musical artists and that chart-topping song that makes them memorable. It’s National One-Hit Wonder Day!
Listed below are just a few of the well-known one-hit wonders from days gone by.
- 1955 – “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” by The Penguins
- 1963 – “Six Days on the Road” by Dave Dudley
- 1968 – “Tip Toe Thru The Tulips” by Tiny Tim
- 1969 – “Smile a Little Smile for Me” by The Flying Machine
- 1970 – “One Tin Soldier” by The Original Caste
- 1970 – “The House of the Rising Sun” by Frijid Pink
- 1972 – “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
- 1983 – “Puttin’ on the Ritz” by Taco
- 1988 – “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin
Do any of these bring back memories?
HOW TO OBSERVE
How many one-hit wonders can you name? Do you know the title and the artist? Use #OneHitWonderDay to share on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the origin of National One-Hit Wonder Day.
MATH STORYTELLING DAY
Math Storytelling Day is observed annually on September 25. This is a day to appreciate all the ways math enhances our daily lives.
Math Storytelling Day is a great opportunity to get children excited about math through stories and games. Math stories can include logic, patterns, puzzles, and numbers. Tell math jokes and sing songs about math.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Explore math stories, make up new ones, listen to others tell even more math stories. Use #MathStoryTellingDay to post on social media.
The Natural Math Community of Naturalmath.com created Math Storytelling Day in 2009. Maria Droujkova was inspired after reading a blog post by Seth Godin entitled “What should I do on your birthday?” Seth encouraging readers to think bigger than themselves when making birthday suggestions to friends. Droujkova took the idea to heart and declared along with her daughter Math Story Day would be shared with friends and family on her birthday, September 25.
National Lobster Day is observed each year on September 25th.
The simplest way to enjoy Lobster is boiled then dipped in melted butter. A couple of favorite lobster recipes include Lobster Newberg and Lobster Thermidor. It is also the main ingredient in soup, bisque, lobster rolls and salads.
Large lobsters are estimated to be 50 years old.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Celebrate by enjoying a delicious lobster meal at your favorite seafood restaurant or by cooking a lobster dish at home. Use #NationalLobsterDay on social media.
Following are some “tried and true” recipes for you to enjoy.
According to the Guinness World Records, the largest lobster ever caught was in Nova Scotia, Canada, weighing 44.4 lbs.
In 2014, Senators Angus King and Susan Collins of Maine drafted a joint resolution designating September 25 as National Lobster Day. Recognizing the men and women in an industry with a long and rich heritage, the proclamation celebrates the lobster from sea to table.
More than 300,000 Americans registered to vote in the inaugural National Voter Registration Day of 2012.
There are hundreds of local, state and national organizations that are the driving forces behind this Day, and partner organizations help to coordinate thousands of public events to bring awareness to ballot initiatives, local elections, and voter registration.
For more information, see:
HOW TO OBSERVE
Register to vote and use #VoterRegistrationDay to post on social media.
The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) established the first National Voter Registration Day on September 25, 2012. In 2014, the NASS established the Fourth Tuesday of September as the official day for National Voter Registration Day.
NATIONAL RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR DAY
National Research Administrator Day is observed annually on September 25. This is a day to recognize the contributions made by administrators every day.
Research Administrators and Managers serve an important role in supporting research. They assist the faculty and researchers, protect the institution or organization and assure sound stewardship of sponsored research dollars. Research Administration is found in many types of organizations around the world. It’s in higher education from liberal arts colleges to research universities, health and medical institutions, research institutions, federal and both for-profit and non-profit organizations.
Starting with a small number of individuals in the late 1940s until present day, with thousands of acknowledged professionals worldwide, research administrators and managers provide value and expertise to the global research enterprise.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Take your favorite Research Administrator or Manager to lunch to thank them for all they do. Take photos and post on social media using #ResearchAdministratorDay
National Research Administrator Day was submitted by National Council of University Research Administrators in August of 2015. The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Research Administrator Day to be observed annually on September 25.
NATIONAL TUNE-UP DAY
National Tune-Up Day is observed annually on September 25th.
It is recommended that homeowners tune up their heating systems every year in advance of seasonal changes to ensure that the systems are operating as efficiently as possible. A heating system tune-up includes removal of dust and dirt in your vents, checking to make sure all your vents are not blocked or leaking, and your fuel-jets are working properly. Combustion gases should be analyzed and compared to the specifications of your furnace. The blower access door needs to be checked to assure a tight seal at the furnace. Fresh air intake grills should be checked for blockage; burners need to be checked for proper ignition and flame. The drainage system should also be checked for blockage and leakage. Drains and traps also need to be tested. Also, the blower wheel and motor, wiring and all filters should also be checked for corrosion and damage. Heating contractors have an extensive checklist they will complete when doing your furnace tune-up.
A heating system tune-up saves energy and reduces heating costs.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Tune-up your heating system and use #NationalTuneUpDay to post on social media.
National Tune-Up Day was submitted by HomeServe USA, a leading provider of home emergency repair service plans and declared by the Registrar at National Day Calendar.
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