Thursday, October 3, 2013

Uranus at Opposition, Palindrome Day, more

October 3rd, 2013, is Uranus at Opposition, Palindrome Day, National Poetry Day, Techies Day, Butterfly and Hummingbird Day, Virus Appreciation Day, Independence Day (Iraq), Tag der Deutschen Einheit, Gaecheonjeol, Francisco Morazan Day, and National Caramel Custard Day.

Today brings the event known as Uranus at Opposition, when Uranus reaches its highest point in the sky. This event will occur at 13:58 UTC - convert to your local time here.

Palindrome Day is here again! A palindrome is a word, phrase, or sentence that's spelled the same way forward or backward - "Do geese see God?" for example. Today's date is a numerical palindrome - 3-10-2013 - when written in the European style. This is your special day, wordsmiths and math geeks!

National Poetry Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom on this date. The theme for 2013 is "Water, water everywhere."

Take your favorite computer guru to lunch today, in honor of Techies Day.

Butterfly and Hummingbird Day celebrates two creatures who are attracted to our purple butterfly bushes.

Virus Appreciation Day is a time to, uh, appreciate viruses. Better yet, it's a time to respect viruses and learn how to combat them.

Iraq observes Independence Day on October 3rd.

Tag der Deutschen Einheit, Day of German Unity, marks the date in 1990 when the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the Democratic Republic of Germany (East Germany) became one.

The Republic of Korea celebrates Gaecheonjeol, Foundation Day, commemorating the creation of Gojoseon, ancient Korea, in 2333 B.C.

Honduras observes Francisco Morazan Day, honoring a Central American hero born on this date in 1792.

Today is National Caramel Custard Day. Will a more satisfying, decadent, creamy dessert ever be invented?

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