October 9, 2018

National Leif Erikson Day


This day honors Leif Erikson, the Norse explorer believed to have led the first Europeans to North America.

National Moldy Cheese Day


A cheesemonger is a person who specializes in cheeses, butter, and other dairy products. They may take offense at the common personís offense of moldy cheese. Well, depending on the type of mold of course. Some cheese molds, red or brown tinged molds, for example, are offensive. Toss those bacteria contaminated moldy cheeses in the garbage quickly and move along to the grey, blue or green colored moldy cheeses in the fridge instead.

National Chess Day


It is believed that President Gerald Ford declared October 9th as "National Chess Day" back in 1976.

World Post Day


Each year on October 9th, World Post Day is celebrates the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in Berne, Switzerland. The UPU congress declared World Post Day in 1969 in Tokyo, Japan.

Mental Illness Awareness Week


During Mental Illness Awareness Week on Oct. 1-7, 2017, NAMI and participants across the country are raising awareness of mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. We believe that mental health issues are important to address year-round, but highlighting them during #MIAW provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of the tens of millions of Americans affected by mental illness. If you or someone you know may need a mental health assessment, anonymous online tools are available. For National Depression Screening Day on Oct. 5, you can get a free mental health screening at HelpYourselfHelpOthers.org. *Description taken from the National Alliance on Mental Health. Visit NAMI.org for more information.