Days of the Year

Paczki Day 2016

Fat Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 is Paczki Day. If you’ve never seen this word before it can look a little scary to pronounce and you’ll most likely mispronounce it anyway. Emigrates of Poland pronounce them as “Pooch-key” or “Punch-key”, or even “Poonch-key”. Paczki’s are round, fruit filled, sugar coated Polish pastries that were once served […]

national wear red day 2016

National Wear Red Day 2016

The 5th of February is the day that the American Heart Association asks that every person have on red colored clothing to boost awareness with regard to heart disease in women. GO RED day was created in 2004 to promote healthier lives for ladies coming from all ages. Currently 1 in 3 women are affected by heart problems in the US and close to 44 million […]

Veterans Day 2015

Veterans Day 2015

Today honors military veterans which includes all people who served in the United States Armed Forces. The United States previously observed this day as Armistice Day but it was renamed to Veterans Day in 1954. Don’t confuse Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who gave […]

hobbit day 2015

Hobbit Day 2015

Hobbit Day 2015 is the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s popular set of books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. In the books both Bilbo and Frodo were said to be born on September 22nd, but of different years. Bilbo was born […]

international day of democracy

International Day of Democracy 2015

Democracy is a universal value based on the freely expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems and their full participation in all aspects of their lives. What do people do? Many people and organizations worldwide, including government agencies and non-government organizations, hold various initiatives to promote democracy on […]

McKinley Dies of Infection From Gunshot Wounds

McKinley Dies of Infection From Gunshot Wounds

On this day in 1901, U.S. President William McKinley dies after being shot by a deranged anarchist during the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. McKinley won his first Congressional seat at the age of 34 and spent 14 years in the House, becoming known as the leading Republican expert on tariffs. After losing his […]

world suicide prevention day 2015

World Suicide Prevention Day 2015

People across the world will observe World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10 to reach out to and raise awareness for those affected by suicide./ The theme for the current year — Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives — is intended to highlight the significance of support and the part it can play in fighting suicide. Suicide is the second […]

ional pediatric hematology/oncology nurses day 2015

National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day 2015

National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day is observed annually on September 8th. Coinciding with Childhood Cancer Awareness month, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day honors those nurses who are dedicated to provide quality nursing care for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood disorders along with the highest standard of physical and emotional support to these […]

slinky day

Slinky Day

You heard right, today is Slinky day. For some of you old timers Slinkies were the “bee’s knees” back in the day. Kids nowadays don’t understand how much fun is involved watching a Slinky make its way down a flight of stairs. In the 1940’s a Navy engineer and inventor by the name of Richard James […]