All About October 6th
Welcome to Time for the Holidays! We collected a lot of fun information about today such as holidays, horoscope and historical events. We hope you learn something new about October 6th!
- Come and Take It Day
October 6th – The phrase “Come and Take It” dates back to King Leonidas I defying the Persian army to take his army’s weapons with the phrase “Molon labe” at the Battle of Thermopylae. So, today you are supposed to either go get what you want, or to dare someone to take something from you that you know that they want.
- Garlic Lovers Day
October 6th is a day to celebrate garlic, so here are 12 Great Garlic Recipes for you to Try.
- Jackie Mayer Rehab Day
October 6th – Jackie Mayer is a former Miss America (1963), stroke survivor and motivational speaker. Mayer had a stroke in 1970, at the age of 28 years old, and worked hard for seven years to regain her speech and mobility. On this day in 1997, a rehab and nursing facility of Providence Hospital was renamed the Jackie Mayer Rehab Center. http://www.jackiemayer.com/
- Mad Hatter Day
October 6th is Mad Hatter Day because John Tenniel depicted the Hatter from Alice in Wonderland wearing a hat with a piece of paper that has 10/6 written on it. The 10/6 refers to the cost of a hat – 10 shillings and 6 pence.
- National Badger Day
Today, October 6th is National Badger Day, so spend some time learning more about Badgers today!
- National Coaches Day
In 1972, President Richard Nixon issued proclamation 4157 naming October 6th as National Coaches Day. He encouraged activities and ceremonies honoring coaches for the friends and counselors they become.
- National German American Day
German-American Day is a holiday in the United States, observed annually on October 6 under Pub.L. 100–104, 101 Stat. 721. It celebrates German-American heritage and commemorates the founding of Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1683.
- National Noodle Day
October 6th is a good day to celebrate noodles! Tag us in your favorite recipe! Here is a recipe for Asian Garlic Noodles.
- National Physician’s Assistant Day
Celebrated on October 6th each year. October 6th is the birthday of Eugene A. Stead, Jr., the founder of this profession. The first National Physician Assistant Week was on October 6, 1987. This date commemorated the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class from Duke University’s PA program. During National Physician On social media use #PAweek to join the discussion in honoring PAs!
- National Plus Size Appreciation Day
Beauty comes in all sizes and today we celebrate those that are “Plus Size.” Tag is in your pictures of your gorgeous selves!
- World Cerebral Palsy Day
October 6th honors people around the world to celebrate and support those living with cerebral palsy, embrace diversity and to help create a more accessible future for everyone, support the organizations who support those with CP.
October 6th Horoscope is Libra
- Date range: September 23 – October 22
- Element: Air
- Quality: Cardinal
- Color: Pink, Green
- Ruler: Venus
- Lucky Numbers: 4, 6, 13, 15, 24
- Personality Traits: Cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, stable, common sense, social but upsets easily, holds grudges, plays the victim
- Famous Libras: Neve Campbell, Kate Winslet, Jesse Eisenberg, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Will Smith, Viggo Mortensen, Zac Efron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Clive Owen, Hillary Duff, Tim Robbins, John Krasinski, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alicia Silverstone, Susan Sarandon, Eminem, Elisabeth Shue and Gwen Stefani.
October 6th History
- 1600 – Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, receives its première performance, beginning the Baroque period.
- 1683 – Immigrant families found Germantown, Pennsylvania in the first major immigration of German people to America.
- 1854 – In England the Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead leads to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
- 1939 – World War II: The Battle of Kock is the final combat of the September Campaign in Poland.
- 1963 – Elisabeth Shue, American actress was born in Wilmington, DE.
- 1983 – The #1 movie was, “Flashdance.”
- 1984 – The #1 song in the US was, “Let’s Go Crazy,” by Prince and the Revolution.
- 1987 – Fiji becomes a republic.
- 1989 – Sophia Thomalla. German actress was born in Berlin, Germany.
- 1992 – The #1 movie was, “F/X2.”
- 2000 – Jazz Jennings is an American YouTube personality, spokesmodel, television personality, and LGBT rights activist was born in South Florida.
- 1995 – The first planet orbiting another sun, 51 Pegasi b, is discovered.
- 2007 – Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth.
- 2010 – Instagram, a mainstream photo-sharing application, is founded.
- 2013 – The #1 song was, “Royals,” by Lorde.
- 2019 – A second whistle blower comes forward with more allegations regarding President Trump trying to work with foreign officials to get dirt on opponents.
- 2020 – Eddie Van Halen, American-Dutch musician passes away from a long battle with throat cancer. [TMZ]
- 2020 – Donald Trump tweets that he’s putting a stop to any stimulus check being sent to Americans who are struggling. [CNBC]