World Egg Day
When : Second Friday in October
What's all the egg-citement about? Why, today is World Egg Day!
World Egg Day celebrates and promotes the benefits of eggs. It is truely a world, or international, celebration, from China and New Zealand, to Great Britain and Mexico.
This is no yolk. Eggs certainly are what they are cracked up to be. Aside from high cholesterol, eggs are a healthy food. High in nutrition, and low in fat, people all over the world enjoy eggs. And, they celebrate eggs on this day.
1,000 Year old Eggs! Now here's a yummy treat. Buried in the ground for a period of time, Thousand Year Old Eggs are a real treat in China.
Don't have egg on your face, by forgetting this special day. We can think of a dozen reasons to enjoy World Egg Day to the fullest. We know eggs-actly how people begin this special day.... with eggs for breakfast. And, there's ohh so much more you can do with them.
Ways to celebrate World Egg Day:
First and foremost, eat some eggs today. You can have them for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Learn more about the health benefits of eggs.
Have an Egg Hunt. Who says egg hunts are only at Easter!? More on Egg Hunts.
Hold a debate with the question: "Which came first, the chicken or the Egg?"
Have an Egg throwing contest. It's a big sport in Great Britain.
Send an Egg Ecard to family and friends.
Read an eggy story to your child. We suggest reading "The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg".
Decorate some eggs.
Find out how many things are made of, or contain eggs. You might be surprised.
This Day in History October 11
Adriaen Block and 12 Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the New Netherland colony. (1614)
Surveying for the Mason–Dixon Line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed. (1767)
Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand. (1809)
Inventor John Stevens' boat, the Juliana, begins operation as the first steam-powered ferry (service between New York City, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey). (1811)
The University of Sydney, Australia's oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney. (1852)
American Civil War: In the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart and his men loot Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, during a raid into the north. (1862)
Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion. (1865)
In Washington, DC, the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded. (1890)
The Western League is renamed the American League. (1899)
San Francisco public school board sparks a diplomatic crisis between the United States and Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools. (1906)
Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane. He flew for four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright Brothers at Kinloch Field (Lambert-St. Louis International Airport), St. Louis, Missouri. (1910)
JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states. (1929)
World War II: Battle of Cape Esperance – On the northwest coast of Guadalcanal, United States Navy ships intercept and defeat a Japanese fleet on their way to reinforce troops on the island. (1942)
Television: CBS's mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. (1950)
First Indochina War: The Viet Minh take control of North Vietnam. (1954)
Pioneer program: NASA launches the lunar probe Pioneer 1 (the probe falls back to Earth and burns up). (1958)
Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard. (1968)
A race riot occurs on the United States Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam during Operation Linebacker. (1972)
The NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests. (1975)
George Washington's appointment, posthumously, to the grade of General of the Armies of the United States by congressional joint resolution Public Law 94-479 is approved by President Gerald R. Ford. (1976)
Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk. (1984)
Cold War: U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Reykjavík, Iceland, in an effort to continue discussions about scaling back their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe. (1986)
NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, using Space Shuttle Discovery. (2000)
The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection. (2001)