October 22: Make A Difference, Cap Lock, Nut Day

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October 22, 2011

pumpkin field

★~ Today’s Quote:  “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ” William James

★~ Make A Difference Day: 

Today is a day set aside to encourage people to go out and make a difference in their communities. Your efforts can be as grandiose as helping to build homes or as simple as taking a walk around your neighborhood and picking up trash, or helping an elderly person load groceries into his or her car.

★~ International Caps Lock Day:

This holiday began as a parody. It was intended to poke fun at people who unnecessarily capitalize letters, words, and phrases. International Caps Lock Day is so popular it is celebrated twice a year. The holiday is also celebrated on June 28, coinciding with the anniversary of the death of Billy Mays, the SHOUTING INFOMERCIAL KING.

Today, when you use your BIG LETTERS, you aren’t shouting; you are celebrating INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!

★~ Nut Day:

Some days you feel like a nut, and some days you don’t; but we hope today is one of the days you want to grab a handful of nuts (peanuts, pistachios, pecans, almonds) and celebrate Nut Day by enjoying their deliciousness. Eating nuts is not the only way to celebrate this holiday. You can also act a little nutty or give your favorite nut a big hug.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1797 – André-Jacque Garnerin, a Frenchman was the first person to jump from a hot air balloon. He jumped over Paris and landed successfully.

♥~ 1934 – Bank robber Charles ‘Pretty Boy’ Floyd was shot to death by federal agents on Ellen Conkle’s fifty-acre farm near East Liverpool, Ohio. Floyd was nicknamed ‘The Peoples Bandit’ because of his willingness to burn bank mortgages during robberies. This gave many people free homes and farms. He also gave money to needy families who were hit hard by the great depression.

♥~ 1966 – The Supremes rocketed to the top of the pop-album charts with Supremes A’ Go-Go. They were the first all-female vocal group to hit the top of the LP chart.

♥~ 1966 – The film “Georgy Girl,” starring Lynn Redgrave and James Mason, became the first movie in America to be rated for a “Mature Audience Only.”

♥~ 1967 – Scottish singer Lulu started a five-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the theme from the film ‘To Sir With Love’.

♥~ 1971 – Folk singer Joan Baez received a gold record for her hit, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. It turned out to be her biggest hit, peaking at #3 on the charts

♥~ 2003 – The fossil of a 2.56-inch fishlike fossil from the Flinders Ranges in southern Australia was believed to be at least 560 million years old. That is 30 million years older than the previous record

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1903 – Curly Howard comedian: The Three Stooges: Three Little Pigskins, Pop Goes the Easel, Goofs and Saddles, Wee Wee Monsieur, Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise, Higher Than a Kite, The Yoke’s on Me, Stop! Look! and Laugh!; died Jan 18, 1952

♥~ 1908 –  John Gould humorist and columnist: spent 60 years writing a weekly dispatch from his farm in Maine for the Christian Science Monitor. He wrote about his neighbors and family, the three-tined fork, the origin of the molasses cookie, his father’s bees, telephone solicitors, and the battle of Gettysburg. He wrote more than 30 books, including Farmer Takes a Wife (1945), a best-seller about his marriage to a city girl from Arlington, Massachusetts, and The Fastest Hound Dog in the State of Maine (1953), about his dog.

♥~ 1917 – Joan Fontaine (de Havilland) Academy Award-winning actress: Suspicion [1941]; Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Rebecca, Jane Eyre, Ivanhoe, Island in the Sun, Gunga Din,Emperor Waltz, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

♥~ 1920 – Timothy Leary psychologist, professor: Turn on, Tune in, Drop out. Timothy Leary promoted the use of LSD in the search of political and spiritual freedom; died May 31, 1996

♥~ 1942 – Annette Funicello actress: The Mickey Mouse Club, Beach Blanket Bingo, Back to the Beach, Beach Party, Bikini Beach; singer: Tall Paul, First Name Initial, O Dio Mio, Pineapple Princess

★~ Did You Know: October is Pumpkin Month. 

♥~ Long before people began carving pumpkins, the Irish carved turnips and rutabagas, lit them with embers and used them to ward off evil spirits. It’s believed that this Celtic custom lead to our modern day pumpkin-carving tradition.

♥~ Morton, Illinois, is the self-proclaimed pumpkin capital of the world.  In 2008 the state produced 496 million pounds of pumpkins

♥~ The name “pumpkin” originated from the Greek word, “pepon,” which means, “large melon”

♥~ The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake.

♥~ Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.

♥~ Pumpkins are 90% percent water.


Wishing you have a spectacular Saturday!




9 thoughts on “October 22: Make A Difference, Cap Lock, Nut Day

  1. I do feel like a nut today! How did you know?? and I am going to buy a pumpkin. El Morno and I are so sync.


  2. It’s a great day. Lovely El Morno today! Great day to get off the porch steps and make a difference.


  3. Kb that picture you had today is so gorgeous!! I fall in love with it! I do love pumpkin!! I love all associate with falls, Pumpkin, Apple, Apple cider, etc…

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