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What happened October 4?

Since 1931, October 4 haz been World Animal Day, chosen because iz also Saint Francis’ Feast Day! Francis of Assisi is da patron saint of animals and da environment. Iz customary foar Catholic and Anglican churches to haz ceremonies blessing animals on dis day.

It’s also da birfday of comic actor/director Buster Keaton (1895).

Buster Kitten
Buster Kitten

Hao about we watch “The Scarecrow”? Iz a film of Buster Keaton befriending a pit bull. And othur stuffs.

As October 4 was the launch day for Sputnik, da first manmade satellite, so it starts World Space Week. Dis year’s theme iz Mars.

Wat Happened on October 3?

Happy Birfday Mickey Mouse Club (1955) and Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)!

The Mickey Mouse Club
The Mickey Mouse Club

The Mickey Mouse Club iz wat made Annette Funicello a household name. She losted hur battle wif┬ámultiple sclerosis dis past April. Her foundation still halping look foar a cure foar neurological disorders like MS and Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show started wif The Sick Boy and the Sitter. You can watch it online at Amazon dese days. Mary Tyler Moore, who played Laura Petrie, iz heavily involved in animal rights and haz personally rescued 132 cats!

Mercury Liftoff
Mercury Liftoff

Also, in 1962, Mercury-Atlas 8 launched. You can watch dat piece ov history heer! (Imagine no one been to da moon yet.)

Launch of Mercury-Atlas-8 (Sigma 7)

Also Happy Birfday, Buffalo Wings. (Maybe. Yoo be da judge. ;) )