REFORMATION DAY marks one of the big splits in Christianity. Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on a church door in Wittenberg, Germany exposing the corruption of the Roman Catholic Church at the time. These theses also outlined a different view of Christianity, namely, that you are saved by Grace through faith, and not of works. For this Luther, was branded a heretic by the Church and permission was given for anyone to kill him without consequence. From this event the Protestant Reformation started. God first, then man, then religion – that’s my take on it.
Education and Information
Girl Scout Founder’s Day is celebrated on the birthday of Juliette Gordan Low – the person who founded the Girl Scouts of America back in 1912. Eighteen girls were present at that first meeting; today, there are over 3.7 million members who promise to be prepared and do a good turn daily. This excellent organization “builds girls of confidence, courage and character who make the world a better place”.
HALLOWEEN – the night when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead all but disappears, allowing the spirits to walk among us. The night when children scamper from house to house, dressed in costume, seeking treats and not tricks. Pumpkins turned into Jack-O-Lanterns and houses bedecked with ghosts, spiders and ghouls acknowledge this All Hallows Eve. There is plenty of lore about this night, too much to tell here. Just beware of what walks up to your door – is it a girl or a ghoul? A boy gobbling on some candy – or a goblin snacking on a boy? Bwa ha ha ha!
NATIONAL MAGIC DAY was founded on the death date of Harry Houdini by the Society of American Magicians. It was 1926 when the escape artist succumbed to the infections from a ruptured appendix, and there is an air of mystery as to what actually happened. Celebrate your favorite performers and their signature tricks and illusions.
KNOCK-KNOCK JOKES DAY – Knock Knock! – Who’s there? – Dejav – Dejav who? – Knock Knock!
Get your jokes ready for the trick or treaters and or the party you may be at.
On Today’s Menu…
CARAMEL APPLE DAY wants you to sink your teeth into this delicious, sweet, chewy, and sometimes nutty concoction that is a must have this time of year.
Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations
All Saints Day
National Brush Day
National Cinnamon Day
Family Literacy Day
National Calzone Day
Men Make Dinner Day
On this day…
1517 – Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany
1864 – Nevada becomes our 36th state
1941 – Mount Rushmore is finally finished after 15 years of chiseling into the mountain
1950 – Earl Lloyd becomes the first African American player in the NBA
1961 – While traveling through Heathrow Airport in London, Ed Sullivan checks out a commotion that is happening. The hub bub is all about 4 young men from Liverpool. This chance encounter was instrumental in the Beatle’s invasion of America
2000 – The first crew to man the International Space Station arrives via The Soyuz TM 31
Happy Birthday to…
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Thank you, LORD, for your wonderful blessings and we ask that you make this a safe Halloween and keep our young ones from harm. I ask this in your name, Jesus, Amen.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia; on this day.com
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