Today is October 5, 2015 - Core, WV 26541
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Cuban Missile Crisis Anniversary | NATL - Historical- On October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy, in a nationwide television address on this date, demanded the removal from Cuba of Soviet missiles, launched equipment and bombers and imposed a naval "quarantine" to prevent further weaponry from reaching Cuba. On October 28, the USSR announced it would remove the weapons in questions. In return, the US removed missiles from Turkey that were aimed at the USSR.
Saturday, October 31st, 2015
Halloween | NATL - Seasonal- An ancient celebration combining Druid autumn festival and Christian customs. Halloween (Hallows' Eve) is the beginning of Hallowtide, a season that embraces the Feast of All Saints (November 1st) and the Feast of all Souls (November 2nd). The observance, dating from the sixth or seventh century, has long been associated with thoughts of the dead, spirits, witches, ghosts and devils. In fact, the ancient Celtic Feast of Samhain, the festival that marked the beginning of winter and of the New Year, was observed November 1.
Sunday, November 1st, 2015
Lung Cancer Awareness Month | NATL - Public Interest- LCAM is a national campaign dedicated to increasing attention to lung cancer issues - early detection, increased research funding and increased support for those living with lung cancer. The Lung Cancer Alliance is the leading organization dedicated to helping people at risk for and living with lung cancer. The Lung Cancer Alliance is the leading organization dedicated to helping people at risk for and living with lung cancer. Support and education resources are available free of charge by phone, mail or Internet.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
Veteran's Day | NATL - National Holidays- Presidential Proclamation. Formerly called Armistice Day and proclaimed each year since 1926 for November 11th. Public Law 83-380 of June 1, 1954, changed the name to Veterans Day. PL 90-363 of June 28, 1968, required that, beginning in 1971, it would be observed the fourth Monday in October. PL 94-97 of September 18.1975, required that, effective January 1, 1978, the observance would revert to November 11th.
Monday, November 16th, 2015
American Education Week | NATL - Public Interest- November 16-20. 94th annual. This week, observed since 1921, spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from kindergarten through college and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great. Annually, the week preceding the week of Thanksgiving.
Thursday, November 19th, 2015
Great American Smokeout | NATL - Public Interest- A day observed annually since 1977 to celebrate smoke-free environments. Annually, the third Thursday in November.
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
The Humane Society of the United States Founded | NATL - Public Interest- On November 22, 1954, when the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) was founded by a handful of dedicated visionaries, the modern concept of "animal welfare" barely existed.
Thursday, November 26th, 2015
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade | NATL - Seasonal- New York, NY. The 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving parade starts at 9:00 AM EST at Central Park West. A part of everyone's Thanksgiving, the parade grows bigger and better each year. Featuring floats, giant balloons, marching bands and famous stars, the parade is televised for the whole country on NBC.
Thanksgiving Day | NATL - National Holidays- Presidential Proclamation, always issued for the fourth Thursday in November.
Friday, November 27th, 2015
Black Friday | NATL - Seasonal- The traditional beginning of the Christmas shopping season on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Called "Black Friday" because traditionally retailers were in the "black" by this day of the year.
Saturday, November 28th, 2015
Small Business Saturday | NATL - Public Interest- A day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Originated by American Express in 2010.
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
National Christmas Tree Lighting | NATL - Government- The tradition of having the US president light a national Christmas tree at the Ellipse at Washington DC dates to 1923, when President Calvin Coolidge pushed a button electrifying 2,500 bulbs on a 48-foot fir. The national tree as not lit during World War II, 1941-44. The tree has used LED lights since 2007. Annually, the first Thursday (or Friday) in December.
Monday, December 7th, 2015
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day | NATL - Historical- On December 7, 1941 at 7:55AM (local time), "a date that will live in infamy," nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US "Gibraltar of the Pacific." The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. Almost the entire US Pacific Fleet was at anchor there, and few ships escaped damage. Several were sunk or disabled, while 200 US aircraft on the ground were destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought about immediate US entry into WWII, a declaration of war being requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress December 8, 1941.
Thursday, December 24th, 2015
Christmas Eve | NATL - National Holidays- Family gift-giving occasion in many Christian countries.
Friday, December 25th, 2015
Christmas | NATL - National Holidays- Christian festival commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Most popular of Christian observances. Christmas as a Feast of Nativity dates from the forth century. Although Jesus's birth date is not known, the Western church selected December 25th for the feast, possibly to counteract the non-Christian festivals of that approximate date. Many customs from non-Christian festivals have been adopted as part of the Christmas celebration. Some Orthodox churches celebrate Christmas January 7th based on the "old calendar".
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