Happy Last Friday In October! 🎃 10/25/19

It’s Friday!!


Hard to believe October is almost over :flushed:

It looks like a busy day today with all these celebrations :smiley: Who comes up with this stuff?? LOL :smiley: Other than the real holidays of course :wink:

Special Events for October 25th

Hurricane Thanksgiving - Us virgin islands
Thanksgiving - Grenada
Taiwan’s Retrocession Day
Sovereignty Day - Slovenia
Nevada Day -United states
National Greasy Food Day
Sourest Day
Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day
National Frankenstein Friday
National Breadstick Day
National Pasta Day

On this day in history around the globe:

1760: George III is crowned King of England.

1812: The USS United States captures the British frigate HMS Macedonian.

1822: The First Siege of Missolonghi starts during the Greek War of Independence.

1944: The Edelweiss Pirates are cracked down upon by Heinrich Himmler.

1944: The USS Tangs sinks when it’s own torpedo malfunctions and detonates during World War II.

1944: The U.S. Third and Seventh Fleets continue to duke it out with the Imperial Japanese Navy around the Phillippines at the Battle of Leyte Gulf during World War II.

1945: After Japan surrenders to the Allies, the Republic of China takes over administration duties of the city of Taiwan.

1954: President Eisenhower conducts the first televised Cabinet meeting.

1958: The last U.S. troops leave Beirut.

1960: Martin Luther King, Jr., is sentenced to four months in jail for a sit-in.

1962: In South Africa, civil rights activist Nelson Mandela is sentenced to 5 years in prison.

1977: The computer oprating system Open VMS V1.0 is released by the Digital Equipment Corporation.

1983: Less than a week after Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and some of his supporters are killed in a coup d’etat, U.S and Caribbean allies invade Grenada.

1995: A school bus in Fox River Grove, Illinois is struck by a commuter train and seven students are killed as a result.

Events in Film & TV

1953: KIEM TV channel 3 in Eureka, CA (NBC/CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1964: Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan for the 1st time

1978: “Halloween”, directed by John Carpenter, starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released

1980: Barbra Streisand’s “Guilty” album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single “Woman In Love,” goes #1 for 3 weeks

1988: ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy pigs’ popularity as pets

Events in Music

1577: Pope Gregory XIII asks renewal of ecclesiastical hymns

1875: The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist

1885: Johannes Brahms’ 4th Symphony in E premieres

1938: The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as “a degenerated musical system… turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people”, warning that it leads down a “primrose path to hell”.

1940: Duke, Latouche & Felter’s musical premieres in NYC

1947: “Under the Counter” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 performances

1953: Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 10th Symphony

1963: Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden

Have A Great Weekend Gang!!! :jack_o_lantern::ghost::maple_leaf::ghost::jack_o_lantern:


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It seems lots of bad stuff has happened on October 25. I’m still optimistic, though — It’s Friday, and Fridays are good days.

National Breadstick Day and National Pasta Day really ought to be combined into a single, big, mega, celebratory extravaganza of National Breadstick & Pasta Day.

And Hurricane Thanksgiving… What? Who could be thankful for a hurricane? I needed to look that up. It turns out it’s the day the U.S. Virgin Islands celebrates the end of hurricane season. Seems sort of premature given that November hurricanes aren’t all that rare. Maybe they’re just engaging in wishful thinking.

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I thought that too :smiley: … and I wondered about the Hurricane Thanksgiving as the season isn’t officially over until the end of November.

Not only is it Friday, it’s payday!
That’s always good in my book.

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TGIF :sweat_smile:

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