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Sherman A1

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October 31, 2015

Daily Holidays - October 31

National Caramel Apple Day Caramel Apple Day is one of a collection of Candy themed holidays sponsored by the National Confectioner’s Association. Caramel apples have a long and tasty history of being created from some of the seasons favorite treats. Granny Smith’s are by far the most popular apple used in these confections, the tart-tangy flavor playing an amazing counterpart to the sweetness of the caramel. The grainy-texture and sweeter flavors of other apples just don’t quite bring the flavor palette together.

Magic Day Magic Day started with a “Houdini Day”, the first of which took place in the summer of 1927, less than one year after the famous magician’s death. His wife presented a trophy in honour of him on that day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/magic-day/

National Knock-Knock Joke Day National Knock Knock Joke Day is observed annually on October 31. This holiday is for jokesters of all ages to share their knock knock jokes throughout the day. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

Girl Scout Founders Day Girl Scout Founder’s Day is observed each year on October 31. This is a day to appreciate not only the founder of Girl Scouts but all the good things Scouting has done for girls since it’s inception. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

October 30, 2015

Daily Holidays - October 39

National Candy Corn Day You either love it or hate it, there’s little variance between the two. Candy Corn, some describe it as waxy and sickeningly sweet, and others just can’t seem to get enough of this seasonal treat. Whether handed out in small packets at Halloween or served in heaping bowls on grandma’s table, Candy Corn is an icon of the season, and you know that Autumn is here when it starts showing up. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/candy-corn-day/

Checklist Day If you are living in the modern world, making use of a checklist is a powerful habit to embrace. So, Checklist Day is a great way to remind yourself how important these self-made reminders truly are. Interestingly enough, it is said that this day harkens back to some rather dark roots. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/checklist-day/

Frankenstein Day The world famous story, Frankenstein, was originally written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley when she was 21; Frankenstein Day commemorates her birthday, and celebrates all things Frankenstein. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/frankenstein-day/

October 29, 2015

St. Louis County investigating officer-involved shooting in Normandy

Cpl. Tameika Sanders with the Normandy police department said one of the department's officers fired at 18-year old Amonderez P. Green on Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly fired at two officers who were trying to talk to him. The officers had been called to the scene near Bermuda and Ellington drives, on the western edge of the Norwood Hills Country Club, because the young man was allegedly suicidal. Police said Green shot himself during a period when officers had lost sight of him during a foot chase. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later died.

Sanders said both of the responding Normandy officers had received crisis intervention training. She said a Normandy officer deployed a Taser, which was ineffective, before firearms were used. It was not immediately clear if the same officer fired both the Taser and the service weapon, but Sanders said only one officer fired a gun.

"This is a situation where we go into any type of critical incident where it is believed a person may or may not be armed, and the person is volatile, the officer always wants to have a less-than-lethal point of control in order to gain the most effective and non-violent resolution to that situation," Sanders said.


October 29, 2015

Daily Holidays - October 29

National Oatmeal Day This is a day to enjoy one of America’s favorite breakfast foods. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

Cat Day Hug and pet your furry overlord if you have one, that’s the easiest way to start your celebration of Cat Day. If you don’t have one (or hey! Don’t have enough) then go out and get yourself a new fuzzy little overlord to dominate you with their cuteness. Take them out to get a professional grooming or just a trip to veterinarian if it’s been a while, there’s no such thing as taking TOO good of care of your pet. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cat-day/

Internet Day celebrates the origin of the very first internet transmission ever sent, and from it the utterly world-changing series of events that followed. People are able to video conference from around the world, and information is stored and transmitted at unbelievable rates between computers and friends and family. Enhanced Reality is becoming a reality, with Digital Overlays available for real world things, seamlessly combining the world of the internet with the one we walk around in every day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/internet-day/

October 28, 2015

Daily Holidays - October 28

National Chocolate Day National Chocolate Day is observed annually on October 28. While there are many specific chocolate related holidays throughout the year, National Chocolate Day celebrates all things chocolate. As America’s favorite flavor, chocolate is well deserving of it’s own day of honor and celebration. ( Some sources designate July 7 or December 28 as “Chocolate Day” or “International Chocolate Day”) http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

Plush Animal Lovers Day is a day of celebration that is held every year to show your favourite stuffed toy some extra special love and appreciation. There’s an urban legend that says that the Teddy Bear, one of the worlds most popular plush animal pets, was invented when American President Theodore Roosevelt saw a baby bear on a hunting trip, and refused to shoot it., https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/plush-animal-lovers-day/

Animation Day Animation is everywhere these days, and most of us have been raised on it. Starting with our Saturday Morning Cartoons that we enjoyed with our sugary bowl of cereal, straight through to our favorite video games and movies of today, our view of the world has often been shaped by this amazing art form. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/animation-day/

October 28, 2015

Exclusive: Feds Investigate Hobby Lobby Boss for Illicit Artifacts

In 2011, a shipment of somewhere between 200 to 300 small clay tablets on their way to Oklahoma City from Israel was seized by U.S. Customs agents in Memphis. The tablets were inscribed in cuneiform—the script of ancient Assyria and Babylonia, present-day Iraq—and were thousands of years old. Their destination was the compound of the Hobby Lobby corporation, which became famous last year for winning a landmark Supreme Court case on religious freedom and government mandates. A senior law enforcement source with extensive knowledge of antiquities smuggling confirmed that these ancient artifacts had been purchased and were being imported by the deeply-religious owners of the crafting giant, the Green family of Oklahoma City. For the last four years, law enforcement sources tell The Daily Beast, the Greens have been under federal investigation for the illicit importation of cultural heritage from Iraq.

These tablets, like the other 40,000 or so ancient artifacts owned by the Green family, were destined for the Museum of the Bible, the giant new museum funded by the Greens, slated to open in Washington, D.C., in 2017. Both the seizure of the cuneiform tablets and the subsequent federal investigation were confirmed to us by Cary Summers, the president of the Museum of the Bible.

From its founding in 1970, the Greens’ Hobby Lobby chain has been more than simply a suite of craft stores. The Greens have used it as a model of a business run on Christian values. Stores are closed on Sundays in order to give employees time to attend church. The company employs four chaplains, and offered a free health clinic to staff at its headquarters long before free health care came into political vogue. The Greens have also used the Hobby Lobby platform to spread their Christian message far and wide: The company annually places full-page ads celebrating—in their words— “the real meaning of Christmas, Easter, and Independence Day” in newspapers across the country.


October 27, 2015

Daily Holidays - October 27


National American Beer Day National American Beer Day is observed annually by beer drinkers across the nation celebrate on October 27. There are more than 2,100 breweries that manufacture beer in the United States. They range in size from industry giants to brew pubs and microbreweries. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

Navy Day Navy Day is the original day to celebrate the U.S. Navy, and though this celebration officially was replaced by Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday in May for the U.S.) in 1949, the celebrations of Navy Day continue on, especially within the Navy itself. Additionally, research undertaken in the 1970s showed the ‘true’ birthday of the US Navy to be October 13th, and the date was officially changed – however, the entrenched celebration still holds sway, and October 27th is still generally celebrated instead. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/navy-day/

Black Cat Day Nothing is quite as elegant as a black cat—like a miniature Amazonian jaguar, they doze atop the highest point in the area, waking for several hours daily to prowl around hunting for a tasty morsel. But black cats and kittens are often overlooked when animal shelters are looking for new homes, and can be at the shelter much longer than they should be. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/black-cat-day/
October 26, 2015

Daily Holidays - October 26

National Mincemeat Pie Day Mincemeat can be a confusing term for those who are unfamiliar with it, and sometimes even confusing for those who are. Mincemeat is a mixture of diced fruit, meat, and distilled spirits that are often used as a pie filling, but even this term isn’t always accurate. These days it isn’t unusual to find mincemeat that doesn’t contain meat, or contains beef suet rather than vegetable shortening. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/mincemeat-day/

Howl at The Moon Night You can keep things literal in your Howl at the Moon Day celebrations, and merely take a step outside and give the celestial orb in the sky a great big howling hello. You can get groups of friends together and head out to the forests and build a bonfire under a dark autumn night, and how to the crisp and clear skies overhead and the moon that hangs there like a giant eye watching over the world at large. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/howl-at-the-moon-day/

Mule Day A mule is a hybrid cross between a male donkey and a female horse. The mule possesses the strength, intelligence, patience, perseverance, endurance, surefootedness and even temper of the donkey. From the horse, the mule inherits beauty, athletic ability, courage, vigor and speed. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

National Pumpkin Day is observed annually on October 26. People across the nation enjoy cake, pie, cookies, bars, pudding, coffee, smoothies, candy, breads. muffins, soups, cheesecake, oatmeal, lasagna and more, all made with delicious pumpkin. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

National Day of the Deployed honors all of the brave men and woman who have been deployed and are sacrificing, or have sacrificed, their lives to fight for our country and acknowledges their families that they are separated from. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

October 25, 2015

Daily Holidays - October 25


International Artists Day Art has been an important part of the human experience for time out of mind, the first records of the world are not written in books, but are captured in paintings, sculptures, and music that helps to paint a picture of world lost to the past. Whether it’s revealing a style of dress worn in a period by the clothing worn in the painting, or the slight heresy’s hidden in some of the worlds most religious works, art can reveal a hidden or lost side of us to the present. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-artists-day/

Mother in Law Day Mothers-in-law get a pretty bad deal. Do they deserve the reputation they have for hounding son-in-laws, and always being a witch? Mother-In-Law Day gives you and your mother-in-law a chance to get to know each other, and to get away from all of those horrible preconceptions. Why not give your mother-in-law (and mothers-in-law everywhere) a fair chance – take them out for a nice meal, buy them flowers, and get off on the right footing?

Sourest Day Life given you lemons? Sourest Day is the day to shout about it. Reserve the right to be grumpy, irratable and sour about the world and everything in it. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sourest-day/

World Pasta Day World Pasta Day is the day that people across the globe celebrate the culinary treat that is the unleavened dough moulded into funny little shapes and boiled to produce pasta. A staple food of Italian cuisine, first officially referenced in Sicily, in 1154, pasta is one of the favourite foods consumed worldwide. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-pasta-day/
October 24, 2015

Daily Holidays - October 24

Make a Difference Day Make a Difference Day is a worldwide community service effort. It is organised by USA Weekend magazine, together with Points of Light, a charity which mobilizes and enables people to make a difference. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/make-a-difference-day/

National Bologna Day Each year on October 24, people across the nation celebrate National Bologna Day. This would be a good day to have a bologna sandwich for lunch.

Food Day National Food Day is observed annually on October 24. One of the targets that Food Day aims to help people is to “Eat Real”, which is defined by them as “cutting back on sugar drinks, overly salted packaged foods and fatty, factory-farmed meats in favor of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and sustain-ably raised protein. National Food Day involves some of the country’s most prominent food activists, united by a vision of food that can be healthy, affordable and produced with care for the environment, farm animals and the people who grow, harvest and serve it.

United Nations Day The United Nations Organization works across countries and territories to promote common progress, humanitarian, ecological and sociological concerns, and United Nations Day promotes the work undertaken by this group. The organization recommends that the date should be a public holiday, though this is generally not the case. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/united-nations-day/


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