Month Long Observances
  • Adopt-a-Shelter-Animal Month
  • Computer Learning Month
  • Family History Month
  • National Apple Month
  • National Clock Month
  • National Dessert Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Popcorn Popping Month
  • National Roller Skating Month
  • Polish American History Month
  • National Stamp Collecting Month

    Week Long Observances
  • 1st Week - Fire Prevention Week
  • 2nd Week - Teen Read Week

    October 1st
  • Homemade Cookies Day
  • World Vegetarian Day

    October 2nd
  • Name Your Car Day
  • Peanuts Comic Strip First PublishedIn 1950.

    October 3rd
  • Captain Kangaroo Day
    The show first aired on this day in 1955.
  • SOS Established
    Designated as international distress code in 1906.

    October 4th
  • National Golf Day
  • Sputnik I Launched
    The first space vehicle - launched in 1957.
  • World Card Making Day

    October 5th
  • Ray Kroc's Birthday
    Founder of McDonalds. Born in 1902.
  • World Teacher Day

    October 6th
  • Child Health Day
  • Thomas Edison Shows 1st Motion Picture in 1889.

    October 7th
  • American Bandstand Premiered in 1957.

    October 8th
  • J. Frank Duryea's Birthday
    Born in 1869. His brother, Charles, and him built and oprated the first automobile in the US. He also won America's first automobile race.
  • Yom Kippur begins at sundown.

    October 9th
  • First Two-Way Telephone Conversation in 1876.
  • Leif Ericson Day
  • Moldy Cheese Day
  • The Count's Birthday (Sesame Street Character.)

    October 10th
  • Henry Cavendish's Birthday
    Born in England in 1731.

    October 11th
  • Eleanor Roosevelt's Birthday
    Born in born 1884.
  • First Steam-Powered Ferryboat Begins Operation
    Name the "Juliana", began operation in 1811.

    October 12th
  • Día de la Raza
    Celebrate in Mexico.
  • Farmer's Day

    October 13th
  • Columbus Day
    Second Monday in October.
  • First Aerial Photo in US taken from a balloon in Boston in 1860.
  • Indigenous People's Day
    Second Monday in October.
  • Margaret Thatcher's Birthday
    Born in 1925.
  • Thanksgiving Day in Canada
    Second Monday in October.

    October 14th
  • Grover's Birthday
    Sesame Street Character.

    October 15th
  • National Grouch Day
  • National Poetry Day

    October 16th
  • Boss's Day
  • Dictionary Day
  • World Food Day

    October 17th
  • Black Poetry Day
    Honoring the birthday of Jupiter Hammon. He was the first American black to publish his poetry.

    October 18th
  • Alaska Day
    The anniversary of the transfer of the territory and the raising of the US. flag at Sitka on this day in 1867.
  • Little Orphan Annie's Birthday
    Comic strip character, in 1922.
  • Puerto Rico Became U.S. Colony in 1898.
  • Sweetest Day
    Third Saturday in October.

    October 19th
  • Star Spangled Banner First Sung in 1814.
  • Thomas Edison Demonstrated Electric Light sSuccessfully in 1879.

    October 20th
  • Mickey Mantle's Birthday
    Born on this day in 1931 in Spavinaw, Oklahoma.
  • Monster Mash Day
    On this day in 1962 the Monster mash, by Bobby "Boris" Picket and the Crypt Kickers, reached number 1 in the music charts and stayed there for 2 weeks!.

    October 21st
  • Guggenheim Museum Opens
    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of modern and contemporary art opened in New York City on October 21, 1959.

    October 22nd
  • National Nut Day

    October 23rd
  • Edison Pele's Birthday
    Brazilian soccer player, born in 1940.

    October 24th
  • Betty Lou's Birthday
    Sesame Street Character.
  • National Bologna Day
  • United Nations Day

    October 25th
  • National Denim Day
  • Pablo Picasso's Birthday
    Born in Spain in 1881.

    October 26th
  • Hilary Rodham Clinton's Birthday
    Born in 1947.
  • International Red Cross Organized in Geneva, Switzerland in 1863.
  • Mother-in-Law's Day Fourth Sunday in October.

    October 27th
  • Theodore Roosevelt's Birthday
    Born in 1858.

    October 28th
  • Plush Animal Lover's Day
  • Statue of Liberty's Birthday

    October 29th
  • National Organization of Women Founded in 1966.

    October 30th
  • John Adams' Birthday In 1735.

    October 31st
  • Halloween
  • Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday
    Born in 1860, she was the woman who the started Girl Scouting in the United States in 1912.

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