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October 18th: Little Orphan Annie's Birthday
We have already had Sesame Street’s Grover’s birthday on October 14th and today we celebrate Little Orphan Annie’s birthday. Do you remember watching Annie when you were little? Maybe you watched it with your kids after you were grown. I watched it when I was little as well as watched it with my niece and nephew when they were little as well. This Broadway musical was based on the comic strip which was started in 1922. Little Orphan Annie was so adorable! Little Orphan Annie was an orphan who seemed doomed to spend her life in an orphanage. However, she got lucky when she was chosen to spend a little bit of time with a wealthy man named Oliver Warbucks or Daddy Warbucks.
Annie quickly wins the hearts of the whole household even the so-called cold hearted Mr. Warbucks. He decides to let her stay and help her find her family. He even offers a reward if her parents come forward or are found. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother and an evil counterpart named Rooster do their best to mess things up.
Oh, Little Orphan Annie was such a great musical. One I will always remember and would love to watch over and over again. Happy Birthday Annie!
October 18th, Alaska Day
Today is also Alaska Day. Alaska Day celebrates when Alaska became part of the United States. The United States flag was raised in Alaska to mark it as part of the U.S on October 18th, 1867. The U.S bought Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million or 2 cents per acre.
October 18th, Puerto Rico Day
Today marks the anniversary of Puerto Rico becoming a U.S colony in 1898.
October 17th, Black Poetry Day
Yesterday was the birthday of the first black poet. It was also the anniversary of the first poem written by a black man.
October 16th Holidays
October 16th was National Boss’s Day. It was a day when we should have showed our boss’s our appreciation, if we have one. Working from home means you are your own boss.
Dictionary Day is the day to celebrate the meaning of words.
World Food Day
We all need and love food. That is why October 16th was the day to celebrate our love for food. Make your favorite food on this day and eat it with your loved ones.
October 15th Holidays
National Grouch Day
National Grouch Day gives everyone permission to be a grouch for the day. Or you could think about Sesame Street’s Oscar the Grouch. Either way, be a grouch on this day. You’re allowed!
National Poetry Day
Are you a poet and don’t know it? On October 15th, you should have celebrated your love for poetry. Do you enjoy writing and reading poetry? I love writing it when the inspiration hits me.
Stay tuned for more unknown Birthdays and Holidays!