Fall Fun: October Fun Days

Looking for something interesting to spice up your October lesson plans? Here is a list of special occasions for each day of the month.

October

1 - The first World Series was played on this day in 1903.

2 - Gandhi was born on this day in 1869.

3 - Today is "Child Health Day."

4 - Sputnic was launched on this day in 1957.

5 - Chester A. Arthur was born on this day in 1830.

6 - Today is "Universal Children's Day."

7 - Today is the "Day of Bread."

8 - Jesse Jackson was born on this day in 1941.

9 - Today is "Fire Prevention Day."

10 - This is the day that the nation of Fiji celebrates its independence day.

11 - Eleanor Roosevelt was born on this day in 1884.

12 - This is the day that is traditionally celebrated as Columbus Day.

13 - The US Navy was established on this day in 1775.

14 - Martin Luther King Jr. was awared the Nobel Peace Prize on this day in 1964.

15 - Today is "World Poetry Day."

16 - Noah Webster was born on this day in 1758.

17 - Jupiter Hammon was born on this day in 1711 (first published American black poet).

18 - Samuel Morse laid the first telegraph wire on this day in 1842.

19 - Today is "Yorktown Day" in honor of the battle fought in 1781.

20 - Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus presented "The Greatest Show on Earth" for the first time on this date in 1919.

21 - The first electric light was invented on this date in 1879.

22 - Franz Liszt was born on this day in 1811.

23 - The first National Women's Rights Convention was held on this date in 1850.

24 - The United Nations was officially established on this day in 1945.

25 - Richard Byrd was born on this day in 1888.

26 - Today is "International Red Cross Day."

27 - Theodore Roosevelt was born on this day in 1858.

28 - The Statue of Liberty was given to the US by France on this day in 1886.

29 - The citizens of Turkey celebrate this day as their independence day.

30 - John Adams was born on this day in 1735.

31 - Halloween is celebrated on this date.


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