Monthly Archives: October 2016
Remember to eat well, stay warm, light the way, and be mindful of Halloween dangers from fire to traffic, and more.
These articles will provide a variety of timely ideas for spooky safety and fun:
- Halloween Safety Review
- Halloween is Dark & Scary
- More Halloween Fun!
- Protect your Pets Halloween Weekend
- Halloween History, Safety, Wisdom
- Halloween Bake-Off
- Halloween is CREEPING up! Are you ready for a Safe Halloween?
- Halloween, Bats & Rabies
- Halloween Safety Tips, Tricks and Costume Ideas
- Fall Fire Safety
As our readers know, we've done a lot of work with the White House as well as at the White House, including much with the Stop the Bleed campaign. We also share many proclamations coming out of the most-recognizable-in-the-world edifice.
Did you know that on this date in 1994 the official website of the White House, WhiteHouse.gov, was launched? The website is owned by the United States government and contains general American History information and news about the President. There is also a blog, photos and videos, and press briefings. The goal is to create meaningful ways for Americans to engage and connect with the White House.
Did you know that Columbus Day is not a public holiday in California, Nevada or Hawaii?
1492, sailing ocean blue, etc... well not in these places!
On this day, October 6th, 1979 Pope John Paul II became the first Pope in history to visit the White House. He was welcomed by President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Pope John Paul said, "It gives me great joy to be the first Pope in history to come to the capitol of this nation." During his pilgrimage to the United States, he traveled to six American cities preaching freedom and human dignity to millions of Americans.
Did you know that on this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day? This was until President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved it to the third Thursday of the month in 1939. He did this in order to boost the economy by allowing shoppers more time in between Thanksgiving and Christmas to purchase goods. This was only in effect for a short two years when it was changed to the original fourth Thursday.