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Homemade Cookies Day
World Vegetarian Day
Henry Ford Introduced the Model T (1908)
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Name Your Car Day
Peanuts Comic Strip First Published In 1950.
International Day of Non-Violence,birthday of Mohandas Ghandi (born 1869)
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First Compact Disc and Playerreleased by Sony in 1982 (Billy Joel '52nd Street')
National Denim Day
Captain Kangaroo Day(Show first aired on this day in 1955)
SOS Established in 1906
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Eid al-Adha (Muslim Holiday, 5th in North America)
Robert Lawson born, 1892
Donald Sobol born, 1924
Sputnik I Launched in 1957 (first space vehicle)
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World Teacher Day
Gene Zion born, 1913
Ray Kroc born, 1902 (Mastermind of McDonald's franchise)
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World Habitat Day
Child Health Day
Thomas EdisonShows 1st Motion Picture In 1889.
American Library Association Founded (1876)
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Alice Dalgliesh born, 1893
American Bandstandpremiered in 1957
Rose designated as the U.S. National Flower (1986)
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Edward Ormondroyd born, 1925
J. Frank Duryeaborn in 1869
The Great Chicago Fire started (1871)
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National Poetry Day (England)
First Two-Way Telephone Conversation in 1876
Leif Ericson Day
Moldy Cheese Day
The Count's Birthday(Sesame Street Character)
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James Marshallborn, 1942
Henry Cavendish born in England in 1731.
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Eleanor Roosevelt born, 1884
First Steam-Powered Ferryboat 'Juliana' began operations in 1811.
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Farmer's Day
Dia de la Raza (Mexico)
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Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day in Canada
Margaret Thatcher born in 1925.
First Aerial Photo in USTaken from a balloon in Boston in 1860.
Molly Pitcher (Revolutionary War Heroine) born, 1754
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Lois Lenski born, 1893
Dwight David Eisenhower (34th President) born, 1890
Grover's Birthday(Sesame Street Character)
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National Grouch Day
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Dictionary Day
Noah Webster born, 1758
World Food Day
Edward Ardizzone born, 1900
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Black Poetry Day
San Francisco Earthquake (1989)
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Sweetest Day
Little Orphan Annie birthday.Comic strip character, in 1922.
Mason-Dixon Line Established (1767)
Puerto RicoBecame U.S. Colony In 1898.
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Ed Emberleyborn, 1931.
Star Spangled Banner First Sung In 1814.
Thomas EdisonDemonstrated Electric Light Successfully in 1879.
Final battle of the Revolutionary War (1781)
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Sir James Chadwick (Discoverer of the Neutron) born, 1891
Crockett Johnson born, 1906
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Guggenheim Museum Opens(1959)
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National Nut Day
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iPod First Revealed (2001)
Red Ribbon Week (Oct 23-31)
Marjorie Flack born, 1897
Edison PeleBrazilian soccer player, born in 1940.
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Bruno Munari born, 1907
Betty Lou's Birthday(Sesame Street Character)
National Bologna Day
United Nations Day
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Pablo PicassoBorn in Spain in 1881.
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Mother-in-Law's Day
Hillary Rodham Clinton born, 1947.
International Red Cross Organized In Geneva, Switzerland in 1863.
Erie Canal Opened (1825)
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Theodore Roosevelt born in 1858.
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Bill Gates born, 1955
Plush Animal Lover's Day
Statue of Libertydedicated in 1886.
Leonard Kessler born, 1921
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Stock Market Crash - 1929 (1929)
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John Adamsborn in 1735.
Emily Post (author) born, 1873
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Halloween
Juliette Gordon Low Born in 1860, she started Girl Scouting in the United States in 1912.
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More Lesson Plans!
More Lesson Plans!
Also see our other October Lesson Plans, Thematic Units and Activities

Special Goings-On

Child Health Day (First Monday)

Columbus Day (Second Monday)

Thanksgiving Day in Canada (Second Monday)

World Space Week (1st Week)

Fire Prevention Week (2nd Week)

Fire Safety Month Reading Hour

National School Lunch Week (2nd Week)

Teen Read Week (2nd Week)

Sweetest Day (Third Saturday)

Mother-in-Law's Day (Third Sunday)

National Magic Week (4th Week)
Adopt-a-Shelter-Animal Month

Computer Learning Month

Family History Month

National Clock Month

National Dessert Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Pasta Month

National Pizza Festival Month

National Popcorn Popping Month

National Pork Month

National Roller Skating Month

National Seafood Month

National Stamp Collecting Month

Polish American History Month