California declares 'Steve Jobs Day'

October 16, 2011

Amid global mourning for the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, California Governor Jerry Brown has declared this Sunday as "Steve Jobs Day" in the southern US state.

"In his life and work, embodied the California dream," Brown said in a statement.

"To call him influential would be an understatement... His transformed an industry, and the products he conceived and shepherded to market have changed the way the entire world communicates."

A memorial event is also scheduled for Sunday at Stanford University in . An October 19 memorial for Apple employees at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California, is planned.

Apple said the event was private and that even press would not be permitted unless they were on the guest list.

Jobs was a "uniquely Californian visionary. He epitomized the spirit of a state that an eager world watches to see what will come next," Brown said in his proclamation.

The iconic executive died in on October 5 at the age of 56 after a years-long battle with . He was buried in a private ceremony at a non-denominational cemetery three days later.

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not rated yet Oct 16, 2011
The article got the date wrong. It's Dec 25th.
not rated yet Oct 17, 2011
The article got the date wrong. It's Dec 25th.

I heard that Jesus was actually born more like in March-May, but the date was changed to resemble Mithra so that Christianity would be more marketable to the pagans. I would look it up now, but anyway, I am hungry and have to go eat.

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