October Events Calendar for Educators

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October Events 2015

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October 2015
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Homemade Cookies Day

World Vegetarian Day

Henry Ford Introduced the Model T (1908)

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First Compact Disc and Player released by Sony in 1982 (Billy Joel '52nd Street')

National Denim Day

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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Captain Kangaroo Day (Show first aired on this day in 1955)

SOS Established in 1906

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Robert Lawson born, 1892

Donald Sobol born, 1924

Sputnik I Launched in 1957 (first space vehicle)

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World Habitat Day

Child Health Day

World Teacher Day

Gene Zion born, 1913

Ray Kroc born, 1902 (Mastermind of McDonald's franchise)

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Thomas Edison Shows 1st Motion Picture In 1889.

American Library Association Founded (1876)

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Alice Dalgliesh born, 1893

American Bandstand premiered in 1957

Rose designated as the U.S. National Flower (1986)

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National Poetry Day (England)

Edward Ormondroyd born, 1925

J. Frank Duryea born in 1869

The Great Chicago Fire started (1871)

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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 Marshall born, 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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Margaret Thatcher born in 1925.

First Aerial Photo in US Taken 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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Dictionary Day

Noah Webster born, 1758

World Food Day

Edward Ardizzone born, 1900

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Sweetest Day

Black Poetry Day

San Francisco Earthquake (1989)

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Little Orphan Annie birthday. Comic strip character, in 1922.

Mason-Dixon Line Established (1767)

Puerto Rico Became U.S. Colony In 1898.

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Ed Emberley born, 1931.

Star Spangled Banner First Sung In 1814.

Thomas Edison Demonstrated 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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iPod First Revealed (2001)

Red Ribbon Week (Oct 23-31)

Marjorie Flack born, 1897

Edison Pele Brazilian 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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Mother-in-Law's Day

Pablo Picasso Born in Spain in 1881.

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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 Liberty dedicated in 1886.

Leonard Kessler born, 1921

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Stock Market Crash - 1929 (1929)

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John Adams born 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! 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