Monday, October 23, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Also on This Day: October 21

Also on this day...
Feast of St. John of Bridlington - Patron of Fisherman
Feast of St. Laura of St. Catherine of Siena - Patron of People Suffering From Racial Discrimination

Babbling Day
I Love Yarn Day
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

The Guggenheim Museum opened in 1959 in New York City.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet, was born in 1772.  Alfred Nobel was born in 1833, and Ted Shawn, dancer and choreographer was born in 1891.  Dizzy Gillespie was born in 1917, and Judith Sheindlin, "Judge Judy," was born in 1942.

Happy Apple Day!

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Also on This Day: October 20

Also on this day...
International Sloth Day

Arthur Rimbaud, poet, was born in 1854, and Bela Lugosi was born in 1882.  Grandpa Jones, banjo player and singer, was born in 1913, and Mickey Mantle was born in 1931.

National Suspenders Day

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Also on This Day: October 19

Also on this day...
Dress Like a Dork Day
Purple Thursday - wear purple to honor victims, and support survivors, of domestic violence

Peter Max was born in 1937, and Divine was born in 1945.  Philip Pullman was born in 1946, and Jennifer Holliday was born in 1960.

Diwali

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Also on This Day: October 18

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Luke - Patron of Physicians and Surgeons

Hagfish Day - "we can find beauty in the ugly and protect all ocean animals"
National No Beard Day

An exhibition of Henri Matisse's works opened at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, in 1961.  One work, "Le Bateau," was exhibited upside down for over a month.

Lotte Lenya was born in 1898.  Pierre Trudeau was born in 1919, and Paul Chuckle, children's entertainer, was born in 1947.

Chocolate Cupcake Day

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Calendar

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017
Book Signing
HICKORY STICK BOOKSHOP
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
2 Green Hill Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794
www.hickorystickbookshop.com
Store Phone: 860-868-0525
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
Book Signing
I AM BOOKS
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
189 North Street (North End)
Boston, MA 02113
www.facebook.com/iambooksboston
Store Phone: 857-263-7665

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017
Book Signing
GIBSON'S BOOKSTORE
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
45 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
www.gibsonsbookstore.com
Store Phone: 603-224-0562
This store has a wonderful book chat space, so Tomie spends some time before the autographing, sitting in a comfy chair, answering questions.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
Book Signing
NORWICH BOOKSTORE
10:30 a.m. - Noon
291 Main Street
Norwich, VT 05055
www.norwichbookstore.com
Store Phone: 802-649-1114

Wear Something Gaudy Day

© Tomie dePaola

Monday, October 16, 2017

Also on This Day: October 16

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Hedwig
Feast of St. Gerard Majella - Patron of Expectant Mothers

Learn a Word Day
National Dictionary Day - Noah Webster's birthday is today
World Food Day - honors the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN in 1945
National Multicultural Diversity Day - educators celebrate NMDD to "increase awareness of the tremendous need to celebrate our diversity collectively"

Jadwiga was crowned "King" of Poland, in 1384, despite being a woman.

Edward Ardizzone was born in 1900, and Sugar Pie DeSanto, singer, was born in 1935.