- Oct. 14, 1964 - Martin Luther King Jr was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize — the same day we celebrate Columbus Day this year.
- Oct. 16 is Boss’s Day
- Oct. 17 is Wear Something Gaudy Day
- Oct. 19 is Sweetest Day
- Oct. 24, 1901 was a barrel day. Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to survive rolling over Niagara Falls in a barrel. On her 63rd birthday — no less.
- Oct.29, 1929 - The New York Stock Exchange crash — often called “Black Tuesday”
- Oct. 30 A Hallmark holiday – National Candy Corn Day. From the website 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Candy Corn: A handful has about 28 grams of sugar per serving.It’s fat free and about 140 calories.
How about a candy corn cocktail?
Candy Corn Cordial, an adult beverage, is made with vodka and floating candy corn. Lots of other martini/candy corn recipes exist. Check these links out at DrinksMixer.com, about Cocktails and Pillsbury, to name a few.
Oh and if you missed it, Oct. 1,”The Twilight Zone” premiered in 1959, and Walt Disney World opened in Orlando — in 1971.
Menopause Day is Friday
On this 30th anniversary of World Menopause Day, the International Menopause Society marks the day by encouraging education, but the site has a welcome from the president — a man. The board has a lot of men listed too. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, and I’m sure they’re all very intelligent men.
But when one of those men experiences menopause instead of studies it, let’s make it a full-blown holiday, shall we? I’m just sayin’.
Instead of the medical jargon at the IMS, you can visit the Poise site and get real answers about real problems that women have. For example, it’s got lots of stuff about why our feet hurt. A picture of a woman greets you.