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.
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.