October 15th Holidays, Horoscope and History

All About October 15th

Holidays, Horoscope and History

October 15th Holidays

  • “I Love Lucy” Day
    I Love Lucy, an American sitcom starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz made its debut on October 15, 1951. So today we celebrate by watching episodes of the sitcom and posting memes on social media.
  • Breast Health Day
    Breast Health Day is EUROPA DONNA’s key prevention programme. EUROPA DONNA holds Breast Health Day on 15 October to inform women of all ages that lifestyle factors play an important role in the prevention and recurrence of breast cancer as well as the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Each year, EUROPA DONNA develops and launches a Breast Health Day campaign that include leaflets, posters, videos and other materials which are available on the website to help women make good choices for their breast health. Learn more at https://prevention.europadonna.org/breast-health-day.
  • Global Handwashing Day
    Global Handwashing Day is an international handwashing promotion campaign to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their handwashing habits. Learn more at https://globalhandwashing.org/global-handwashing-day/about-ghd/.
  • My Mom Is a Student Day
    Mom’s devote their whole lives to their children, sometimes putting their own dreams on the side. Nowadays moms are going back to school to continue on with their own personal dreams and goals and continue their education and today we want to let them know we support them.
  • International Day of Rural Women
    The United Nations’ International Day of Rural Women celebrates and honors women and girls living in rural areas on 15 October each year. It recognizes the huge role that rural mothers, daughters and grandmothers play in producing food, and building agricultural and rural development worldwide. Learn more at https://www.un.org/en/observances/rural-women-day.
  • National Aesthetician Day
    Today, on October 15th we honor skincare professionals who keep us looking our best.
  • National Cheese Curd Day
    On October 15th we celebrate those yummy chunks of cheese known as cheese curds. If you are from Wisconsin like us you probably celebrate this at least weekly, but today we urge the rest of the world to indulge in some cheese curds. Some like deep fried cheese curds while others like then cold and squeaky, (yes, cheese curds are squeaky!) Either way, get yourself some cheese curds today!
  • National Chicken Cacciatore Day
    October 15th celebrates a yummy dish called Chicken Cacciatore. So here is a recipe for you to try out today.
  • National Grouch Day
    Since 1976 we have celebrated National Grouch Day on October 15th to honor Oscar the Grouch.
  • National Mushroom Day
    October 15th urges you to have a fun-gi filled day! Learn about Shiitake, Portobello, Enoki or the many different types of mushrooms there are!
  • National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
    National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) (Spanish : El Día Nacional de Concientización Latina del SIDA) takes place in the United States of America and its territories on October 15, the last day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, and aims to increase awareness of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in the Hispanic/Latino population living in the United States including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. It is a national community mobilizing and social marketing campaign co-ordinated by the Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Federation in partnership with commercial sponsors, community and public health organizations.
  • National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
    Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is an annual day of remembrance observed on October 15 for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, ectopic pregnancy, and the death of a newborn.
  • National Pug Day
    Today on October 15th we celebrate these cute squishy faces doggies that have stolen our hearts! If you have a pug, show off their pictures on social media today!
  • National Roast Pheasant Day
    October 15th is National Roast Pheasant Day so here is a recipe for Orange Roast Pheasant for you to try out.
  • National White Cane Safety Day
    The National Federation of the Blind celebrates White Cane Awareness Day every year on October 15th. For blind people, the white cane is an essential tool that gives them the ability to achieve a full and independent life helping them move through their house, stores and neighborhoods.
  • Sewing Lovers Day
    On October 15th we celebrate the love of sewing and those who do it! If you know of someone who sews and has an online shop, please post it below!

October 15th Horoscope

  • Date range: September 23 – October 22
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  • 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 Mortenson, Zac Efron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Clive Owen, Hillary Duff, Tim Robbins, John Krasinski, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alicia Silverstone, Susan Sarandon, Eminem, Elisabeth Shue.

October 15th History

  • 1793 – Queen Marie Antoinette of France is tried and convicted, and condemned to death the following day.
  • 1815 – Napoleon begins his exile on Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean. 
  • 1844 – Friedrich Nietzsche was a gifted philosopher who became the youngest ever professor at Basel University aged 24 in 1869 was born today.
  • 1878 – The Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.
  • 1879 – The Segura river in southeastern Spain floods, killing 1077 people.
  • 1888 – The “From Hell” letter allegedly sent by Jack the Ripper is received by investigators.
  • 1930 – The #1 movie was Whoopee!.
  • 1959 – Emeril Lagasse, American chef was born in Fall River, MA.
  • 1966 – The Black Panther Party is created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
  • 1969 – The #1 movie was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
  • 1970 – Ginuwine, American singer-songwriter was born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1977 – Debbie Boone’s “You Light Up My Life” goes #1 & stays #1 where it stays for 10 weeks.
  • 1986 – The #1 song was When I Think of You by Janet Jackson.
  • 1988 – The #1 movie was The Accused starring Jodie Foster.
  • 1989 – Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.
  • 1991 – The “Oh-My-God particle“, an ultra-high-energy cosmic ray measured at 40,000,000 times that of the highest energy protons produced in a particle accelerator is observed at the University of Utah HiRes observatory in Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.
  • 1996 – The #1 song was Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los del Rio & Matrix (Artist) (1995-08-14).
  • 2001 – NASA’s Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter’s moon Io.
  • 2011 – The 2011 Global Protests occur.
  • 2013 – The 7.2 Mw Bohol earthquake strikes the Philippines. At least 215 die.
  • 2014 – The #1 song is All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor.
  • 2017 – Actress Alyssa Milano tweeted “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’” prompts flood of replies across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #MeToo 

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