When : Always October 3rd
Techies Day is your chance to give your friendly technician(s) some well deserved appreciation.
The office technician may be a geek. But, when your PC goes down, or gets a virus, that geek is invaluable. He's on top of his trade, and can get your system back up and running faster than you can say "gigabyte".
Not to be left out..... This day is for all technicians, not just computer techies. There are many highly skilled technical jobs out there that demand high quality people to assess equipment of all kinds. Let's give a big hand and a thanks to all techies, from all fields, on this special day.
Make sure that your techie knows that he, or she is appreciated. Give them a big "TY". Maybe a token gift, or just send an ecard. Taking good care of your Techie will reap you dividends when you need him.
Here's wishing my Techie a very Happy Techies Day. You're the Best!
This Day in History October 3rd
British Captain James Cook anchors in Alaska. (1778)
George Washington makes the first Thanksgiving Day designated by the national government of the United States of America. (1789)
American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death. (1849)
The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by President Abraham Lincoln as are Thursdays, November 30, 1865 and November 29, 1866. (1863)
Bloomingdale brothers opened their first store at 938 Third Avenue, New York City. (1872)
Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War. (1873)
U.S. forces defeat Nicaraguan rebels under the command of Benjamín Zeledón at the Battle of Coyotepe Hill. (1912)
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series. (1919)
The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia, "Land of the South Slavs". (1929)
Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom. (1932)
Spaceflight: The first successful launch of a V-2 /A4-rocket from Test Stand VII at Peenemünde, Germany. It is the first man-made object to reach space. (1942)
WERD, the 1st black-owned radio station in the United States, opens in Atlanta, Georgia. (1949)
Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San, primarily pitting Australian and British forces against communist China, begins. (1950)
The "Shot Heard 'Round the World", one of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history, occurs when the New York Giants' Bobby Thomson hits a game winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, to win the National League pennant after being down 14 games. (1951)
The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world's third nuclear power. (1952)
The Mickey Mouse Club debuts on ABC. (1955)
The Dick Van Dyke Show premieres on CBS-TV in the United States. (1961)
Project Mercury: Sigma 7 is launched from Cape Canaveral, with Astronaut Wally Schirra aboard, for a six-orbit, nine-hour flight. (1962)
First Buffalo Wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York. (1964)
Frank Robinson becomes major leagues baseball's first black manager for the Cleveland Indians. (1974)
The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight. (Mission STS-51-J). (1985)
TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, is officially opened. (1986)
Re-unification of Germany. The German Democratic Republic ceases to exist and its territory becomes part of the Federal Republic of Germany. East German citizens became part of the European Community, which later became the European Union. Now celebrated as German Unity Day. (1990)
Battle of Mogadishu: In an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 US soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting. (1993)
O. J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. (1995)
Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the show's tigers, canceling the show until 2009, when they rejoined the tiger that mauled Roy just six years earlier. (2003)
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 for the US financial system is signed by President Bush. (2008)