California Governor Declares Sunday, October 16th As Steve Jobs Day

California Governor Declares Sunday, October 16th As Steve Jobs Day

California Governor Jerry Brown announced Friday, that Sunday, October 16th will be known as “Steve Jobs Day” statewide. This will coincide with the private Steve Jobs memorial planned at Standford University for the Apple co-founder. The Governor tweeted the news about Sunday late Friday after the announcement that some of Silicon Valley’s well-known people were invited to the memorial service at Stanford.

The new gathering at Stanford follows the private funeral for Jobs held on October 7th and it comes before the Apple employee memorial which will be held on October 19th. According to the Wall Street Journal the invitations sent out asked guests to RSVP with the Emerson Collective, which is a philanthropy established by Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs.  The event is by invitation only according to sources close to the event.

Steve Jobs died on October 5th from complications brought on by a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

  • jayjaytee

    “Standford University”??!!

  • Nfs4masters

    Why is this day on the 16th instead of the 5th?

  • timborama

    Do I have to work?

  • DAWeeE1

    This is ridiculous.

  • Frans Brink

    No no no, that day was given to me by Schwartzenwalder.

  • cnn-2afbbd749c7756827900b8eedf

    just a suggestion

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