2023 Daily Holidays that fall on October 12, include:
Cookbook Launch Day
Day of the Six Billion
Drink Local Wine Day
Free Thought Day
International Moment of Frustration Scream Day
National Farmers Day
National Gumbo Day
National Savings Day
Old Farmers Day
Pulled Pork Day
Spanish Language Day
World Arthritis Day
World Sight Day - October 12, 2023 (Second Thursday in October)
2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 12, are:
Bone and Joint Health Action Week - October 12-20
Cephalopod Awareness Days - October 8-12
Choose to be G.R.E.A.T Week - October 9-13, 2023 (Starts on Second Monday - Friday in October)
Death Penalty Focus Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week with October 10th in it)
Drink Local Wine Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week in October)
Earth Science Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week in October)
Emergency Nurses Week - October 11-16, 2023
Fire Prevention Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Week of October)
Improve Your Home Office Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
National Case Management Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
National Chestnut Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2023 - October 15, 2023 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
National Manufacturing Week - October 6-13, 2023 (Begins on the First Friday in October)
National Metric Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week that has Oct. 10th in it)
National Physician Assistants Week - October 6-12
National School Lunch Week - October 9-13, 2023 (Starts on Second Monday in October)
Pet Peeve Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
Rabi 'al Awwal - September 17 - October 15, 2023
School Lunch Week - October 9-13, 2023 (Second M-F Week of October)
Take Your Medicine Americans Week - October 10-17
Teen Read Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week of Columbus Day)
Veterinary Technicians Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Week in October)
World Rainforest Week - October 9-14, 2023
Youth Protection Week (Kiwanis) - October 9-13, 2023
2023 Monthly Holidays that include October 12, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our October Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of October.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events (Date Order)
Cricket World Cup - October 5 - November 19, 2023
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 7-15, 2023
The Astrological Sign for October 12 is Libra which spans from September 23 to October 23.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of October is:
Marigold is a Mediterranean native plant and has been prized for both its beauty and versatility. They come in a range of colors including white, gold, and yellow; however, probably the most popular is bright orange.
This year, I used several flats of marigolds around all my vegetables that I was growing. I also re-potted a bunch of hanging baskets with succulents and put some yellow marigolds in each one for some color.
The Birthstone(s) for October are :
Opal gemstones are truly unique, because each individual gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination.
Tourmaline is a favorite gemstone for many because it's available in a rainbow of beautiful colors.
1537 - Edward VI - King of England (d. 1553)
1968 - Hugh Jackman, Australian actor, singer, and producer (Wolverine)
1977 - Bode Miller, American skier
1870 - Robert E. Lee, American General (b. 1807)
1985 - Ricky Wilson, American singer and songwriter (Founding member of the B-52's) (b. 1953)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1893 - Educator Booker T. Washington marries Margaret James Murray
1942 - Jazz musician Louis Armstrong marries dancer Lucille Wilson
2018 - Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle in the St. George's Chapel
Quote of the Day
Live in the Moment! Put the past behind you and focus on today!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Month of October is National Pasta Month!
A generic quick pasta recipe should be a welcome addition to your healthy recipes collection, especially if you are into seasonal cooking. Many new recipes can be developed from this main recipe, depending on the season, and what is in your produce drawer! Lots of room for creativity!
Find tips and recipe instructions on making a quick pasta recipe from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!!
This Day in History
1492 - On Christopher Columbus's first expedition, they make landfall in The Bahamas
1773 - The first insane asylum opens in America
1792 - The first celebration of Columbus Day is held in New York City
1799 - Jeanne Genevieve Labrosse becomes the first woman to jump from a balloon with a parachute
1810 - Munich, Germany holds the first Oktoberfest
1856 - An earthquake in the 7.7 - 8.3Mw range hits off the Greek Island of Crete causes major damage all the way to Egypt and Malta
1892 - The Pledge of Allegiance is recited for the first time by students in many U.S. public schools
1918 - 453 people are killed during a forest fire in Minnesota
1928 - Boston Children's Hospital is the first to use an iron lung respirator
1933 - Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary is used as a civilian prison for the first time. It has previously been used by the military.
1962 - The Columbus Day Storm hits the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities that results in 46 deaths and up to $230 million in property damages
1968 - Equatorial Guinea becomes independent from Spain
1979 - Typhoon Tips is the largest and most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded
1994 - The Magellan spacecraft burns up in the atmospher of Venus
2000 - U.S. Navy destroyer, the USS Cole is badly damaged by two suicide bombers, killing 17 and wounding 39
2002 - Terrorists detonate bombs in the Sari Club in Bali which kill 202 and wound over 300
2017 - The United States announces its decision to withdraw from UNESCO
2017 - Israel announces its decision to withdraw from UNESCO after the U.S. does
2019 - Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall in Japan, killing 10 and forcing 1,000,000 people to evacuate
This Day in Music
1970 - Jesus Christ Superstar opens on Broadway
1979 - Tusk is released by Fleetwood Mac
1991 - Emotions from Mariah Carey hits #1 in America
2002 - Faith Hill is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and sings Cry and Free
2013 - Royals by Lorde hits #1 on the Hot 100. She is just 16 and is the youngest solo artist to write a record a Hot 100 #1. (video below)
This Day in Sports
1968 - The Summer Olympic Games open at Mexico City, Mexico
1979 - Christ Ford, the Boston Celtics guard scores his first 3 point basked in NBA history
1979 - Magic Johnson makes his debut for the Los Angeles Lakers
2008 - Anna Kournikova and Andy Roddick beat Martina Navratilova and Jesse Levine in a match for charity
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
(help vampire) n.
1. (chiefly computing, derogatory, informal) A person who requests answers and solutions from a community while giving nothing in return
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