Saturday, September 8, 2012

Nixon Pardon Day, Literacy Day, Date Nut Bread Day, more

September 8th, 2012, is Nixon Pardon Day, International Literacy Day, Independence Day (Macedonia), Independence Day (Andorra), World Physical Therapy Day, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day, and National Date Nut Bread Day.

Nixon Pardon Day commemorates the date in 1974 when President Gerald Ford pardoned former President Richard Nixon, in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal.

International Literacy Day, sponsored by the United Nations, focuses on the link between literacy and peace.

Macedonia observes Independence Day on September 8th, celebrating independence from Yugoslavia.

Andorra observes Independence Day on September 8th as well.

World Physical Therapy Day is "an opportunity for physical therapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution their profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent."

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day honors dedicated nurses who care for children with cancer and blood disorders. These nurses also offer invaluable support to the families of young patients.

Feeling hungry? Enjoy a delicious and healthy treat on National Date Nut Bread Day. This treat is so yummy, we celebrate it twice - mark your calendar for the same holiday on December 8th.

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