October - **Week long observances and events usually occur during the same month annually.  
However they MAY occur during different dates
.

Month Long Holidays & Events


•        Diversity Awareness Month
•        Family Health Month
•        Hunger Awareness Month
•        Youth Against Tobacco Month
•        Pet Wellness Month
•        Hispanic Heritage Month
•        
International Dinosaur Month
•        Learning Disabilities Month - Early Childhood Assessment
•        School Safety Month
•        Computer Learning Month
•        Diversity Awareness Month
•        Energy Awareness Month
•        Filipino-American History Month
•        
Fire Prevention Month

Daily Holidays & Events

1-7 Get Organized Week
Squirrel Appreciation Week

1
World Habitat Day
–World Vegetarian Day
–Chinese National Day - (
Chinese New Year Here)
–Disney World Opened (1971)

2
Peanuts Comic Strip Debuted (1950)
Born 1869—Mahatma Gandhi
Born 1879—Poet Wallace Stevens
13 Ways of Reading a Modernist Poem LP

3
Mickey Mouse Club Debuted (1955)
Sputnik I Launched into Orbit (1957)
Oct. *-* World Space Week
National 4-H Week  USA
National Fire Prevention Week USA
National Metric Week USA
1895— The Red Badge of Courage published


4
Buster Keaton's Birthday

5
World Teachers Day
Child Health Day
1877—Chief Joseph surrenders to U.S. soldiers

6
National Storytelling Festival
Thomas Edison Showed First Motion Picture (1889)


7
World Smile Day
Carbon Paper Patented (1806)
Died 1849— Edgar Allan Poe

8
John Hancock Died (1793)
Pres. Franklin Pierce Died (1869)
Great Fire of Chicago Started (1871)
Earthquake in Kashmir Killed Over 80,000 (2005

9
Leif Erikson Day
1776—Spanish missionaries settle in present-day San Francisco

10
King Tut's Treasures Photographed (1924)

11
Eleanor Roosevelt's Birthday


12
Farmers Day
Columbus Day - Columbus Landed in Bahamas (1492)
USS Cole Attacked (2000)
Oct. 12-17 Nat'l School Lunch Week
Teen Read Week
National Rainforest Week

13
Milton Hershey Died (1945)
Navy Day

14
Peace Corps Birthday
National Children's Day
Battle of Hastings Fought (1066)
Martin Luther King Jr. Awarded Nobel Peace Prize (1964)
Born 1890—President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Born 1894—e e cummings

15
White Cane Safety Day
Nelson Mandela Awarded Nobel Peace Prize (1993)

16
Dictionary Day
World Food Day

17
Black Poetry Day
Mae Jamison's Birthday (1956)
Mother Teresa Awarded Nobel Peace Prize (1979)
The War in the North, 1775-1778 (LP)
Born 1915— Arthur Miller

18
Alaska Day
Black Olympians Suspended (1968)
Oct. 18-25 Nat School Bus Safety Week
Nat Chemistry Week
Dies 1931—Thomas Alva Edison

19
Largest Mass of Gold Discovered (1872)
Last Major Battle of American Revolution Ended (1781)

20
National Fruit Day
Sweetest Day
On This Day With Lewis and Clark(LP)
Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
20-24 School Bus Safety Week


21
Light Bulb Invented - Thomas Edison (1879)
Apple Day

22
Nat Nut Day
First Parachute Jump from Balloon (1797)

23
Women's Suffrage March, NYC (1915)

24
United Nations Day
International School Library Day
First Transcontinental Telegraph Line Completed (1861)
Rosa Parks Died (2005)
International Make A Difference Day

25
Microwave Oven Debuted (1955)
Born 1881—Pablo Picasso
1415—Battle of Agincourt - Witnesses to Joan of Arc and The Hundred Years' War

26
Two Gray Whales Freed from Ice (1966)
1776—
Benjamin Franklin goes to France on diplomatic mission

27
James Cook's Birthday (Explorer)
Boston Red Sox Won World Series (2004)

28
Statue of Liberty Dedicated (1886)

29
Internet Created (1969)
First Oscar Night (1929)
Stock Market Crashed ("Black Tuesday")
Born 1837—Quilt artist Harriet Powers
Stories in Quilts(LP)
1929—"Black Tuesday"; Great Depression begins

30
War of the Worlds Broadcast (1938)
Born 1735— John Adams, second President of the United States

31
Halloween
Nevada Day
October Events
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