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6:40am

Fri October 24, 2014
KALW Almanac

Friday October 24, 2014

1962
  • 40 Hour Work Week Day
  • National Bologna Day
  • National Crazy Day
  • Take Back Your Time Day
  • United Nations Day
  • World Development Information Day
  • World Tripe Day
  • Independence Day-Zambia
  • Labour Day-New Zealand
  • Suez Day-Egypt
  • On This Day
  • 1648 --- The Holy Roman Empire was effectively destroyed by the Peace of Westphalia that brought an end to the Thirty Years War. 
  • 1795 --- The country of Poland was divided up between Austria, Prussia, and Russia. 
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6:32am

Thu October 23, 2014
KALW Almanac

Thursday October 23, 2014

1915
  • Mother-In-Law Day
  • National Mole Day
  • TV Talk Show Host Day
  • Swallows Leave Capistrano
  • National Boston Cream Pie Day
  • Peace Treaty Day-Cambodia
  • Chulalongkorn Day-Thailand
  • On This Day
  • 42 BC --- Marcus Junius Brutus, a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar, commits suicide after his defeat at the second battle of Philippi.
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6:27am

Wed October 22, 2014
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Wednesday October 22, 2014

1797
  • Smart Is Cool Day
  • Make A Difference Day
  • National Knee Day
  • National Nut Day
  • CAPS LOCK DAY
  • International Stuttering Awareness Day
  • On This Day
  • 1746 --- The College of New Jersey was officially chartered. It later became known as Princeton University. 
  • 1797 --- The first parachute jump of note is made by André-Jacques Garnerin from a hydrogen balloon 3,200 feet above Paris.
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6:54am

Tue October 21, 2014
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Tuesday October 21, 2014

1967
  • National Mammography Day
  • Count Your Buttons Day
  • National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
  • Reptile Awareness Day
  • Apple Day
  • Army Day-Honduras
  • Revolution Day-Somalia
  • Naval Day-Egypt
  • On This Day
  • 1797 --- The USS Constitution, a 44-gun U.S. Navy frigate built to fight Barbary pirates off the coast of Tripoli, is launched in Boston Harbor.
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6:30am

Mon October 20, 2014
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Monday October 20, 2014

1984
  • Get Smart About Credit Day
  • Miss American Rose Day
  • Information Overload Day
  • National Brandied Fruit Day
  • Suspenders Day
  • National Call-In Day For Health Reform
  • Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
  • Revolution Day-Guatemala
  • International Credit Union Day
  • Belgrade Day-Serbia
  • Kenyatta Day-Kenya
  • World Osteoporosis Day
  • On This Day
  • 1774 --- The new Continental Congress, the governing body of America’s colonies, passed an order proclaiming that all cit
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