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SPECIAL DAYS IN OCTOBER, 2017

 

Here’s the October, 2017 Special Days list!  It’s filled with holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and even some spooky stuff!  If you’re looking for something seasonal and fun to include in your lesson plans, a day to celebrate, or special foods to add to your menu, this list will give you some awesome ideas!

Resources for teaching through October, including a PDF of October’s Special Days, can be found at the end of this list.

October’s Themes, Awareness, and Observances

  • Adopt a Shelter Dog
  • AIDS Awareness
  • Animal Safety and Protection
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Audiology Awareness
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Bat Appreciation
  • Birds of Prey
  • Bilingual Child
  • Blindness Awareness
  • Book
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Children’s Magazine
  • Chiropractic
  • Church Library
  • Class Reunion
  • Clocks
  • Computer Learning
  • Co-op Awareness
  • Crime Prevention
  • Cut Out Dissection
  • Cyber Security Awareness
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Depression Education and Awareness
  • Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Down Syndrome Awareness
  • Drum
  • Dyslexia Awareness
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Energy Management
  • Ergonomics
  • Eye Safety
  • Fair Trade
  • Feral Hog
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Thought
  • German-American Heritage
  • Global Diversity
  • Go On A Field Trip
  • Halloween Safety
  • Health Literacy
  • Improve Your Home
  • International Dinosaur
  • Liver Awareness
  • Kitchen and Bath
  • Medical Librarian
  • Menopause
  • Orthodontic Health
  • Pastor Appreciation Day
  • Photographer Appreciation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Polish American Heritage
  • Positive Attitude
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness
  • Protect Your Hearing
  • Raptor Month
  • Reading Group
  • Right Brainers Rule
  • Roller Skating
  • Sarcastic Awareness
  • Self-Promotion
  • Spina Bifida Awareness
  • Squirrel Awareness
  • Stamp Collecting Month
  • Starman
  • Strategic Planning
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness
  • Walk To School
  • Window Covering Safety
  • Work and Family
  • World Animal

October’s Food Themes

  • Apple
  • Apple Jack
  • Bake and Decorate
  • Caramel
  • Cheese
  • Chili
  • Cookie
  • Country Ham
  • Cranberry
  • Eat Better, Eat Together
  • Eatable Roots
  • English Pudding
  • Farm to School
  • Pasta
  • Persimmons
  • Pizza
  • Popcorn Poppin’
  • Pork
  • Pumpkins
  • Rhizomes
  • Rhubarb
  • Sausage
  • Seafood
  • Spinach Lovers
  • Tackling Hunger
  • Vegetarian Awareness

Daily Specials for October, 2017  (the * means that the special day does not fall on the same date each year)

Oct. 1

  • Animal Welfare Week begins * (1st full week)
  • CD Player Day
  • Carry a Tune Week begins * (week with the 7th)
  • President Jimmy Carter born 1924
  • Change a Light Day * (1st Sun.)
  • Fire Pup Day
  • Get Organized Week begins * (1st full week)
  • Homemade Cookies Day
  • Inter-Generation Day * (1st Sun.)
  • International Day of Older Persons
  • Lace Day
  • Less Than Perfect Day
  • Model T Ford introduced 1908
  • Mystery Series Week * (1st full week)
  • Nigeria Independence Day 1960
  • People’s Republic of China National Day 1949
  • Raccoon Appreciation Day
  • Vegetarian Day
  • World Communion Day * (1st Sun.)
  • Work From Home Week * (1st full week)

Oct. 2

  • Child Health Day * (1st Mon.)
  • Custodial Workers Day
  • Farm Animals Day
  • Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day
  • Mahatma Gandhi born 1869
  • Guardian Angels Day
  • Guinea Independence Day 1958
  • International Day of Non-violence
  • Comic Julius “Groucho” Marx born 1895
  • Name Your Car Day
  • Peanuts Comic first published 1950
  • Spinning and Weaving Week begins * (Mon. of 1st full week)
  • World Day of Bullying Prevention/Blue Shirt Day * (1st Mon.)
  • World Habitat Day * (1st Mon.)

Oct. 3

  • Butterfly and Hummingbird Day
  • Captain Kangaroo premier 1955
  • East and West Germany re-unitification 1990
  • Arthur James Herriot born 1916
  • Kids’ Goal Setting Day
  • Richard the Lionheart crowned King 1189
  • No Salt Week begins
  • SOS (distress code) established 1906
  • Techie’s Day
  • Blues Musician Stevie Ray Vaughn born 1954
  • Virus Appreciation Day

Oct. 4

  • Balloons Around the World Day * (1st Wed.)
  • Blessing of the Animals Day
  • Cinnamon Roll Day
  • Frappe Day
  • Golf Day
  • President Rutherford Hayes born 1822
  • Improve Your Office Day
  • St. Francis Day
  • Lesotho Independence Day 1966
  • Sputnik launched 1957
  • Sukkot//Feast of Tabernacles *
  • Author, Edward Stratemeyer born 1862
  • Ten-Four Day
  • Walk to School Day * (1st Wed.)
  • World Animal Day
  • World Space Week begins

Oct. 5

  • President Chester Arthur born 1829
  • Do Something Nice Day
  • Physicist Robert Hutchings Goddard born 1882
  • Jarrow March 1936
  • Stop Bullying Day
  • World Teachers Day

Oct. 6

  • Come and Take It Day
  • Denim Day * (1st Fri.)
  • Diversity Day * (1st Fri.)
  • German-American Day
  • Mad Hatter Day
  • Story Telling Weekend begins * (1st Fri.)
  • William Tyndale martyred 1536
  • Inventor George Westinghouse born 1846
  • World Smile Day * (1st Fri.)

Oct. 7

  • First “American Bandstand” Broadcast 1952
  • Physicist Niels Bohrs born 1885
  • Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island 1542
  • Card Making Day * (1st Sat.)
  • Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend begins*
  • Frugal Fun Day * (1st Sat.)

Oct. 8

  • Cephalopod Awareness Days (8-10)
  • Chestnut Week * (2nd full week)
  • Clergy Appreciation Day * (2nd Sun.)
  • Fire Prevention Week begins * (week with the 9th)
  • Great Chicago Fire 1871
  • Activist Jesse Jackson born 1941
  • Metric Week * (week with the 10th)
  • Pierogy Day
  • Touch Tag Day
  • Wolf Awareness Week begins * (2nd full week)
  • Alvin C. York Day

Oct. 9

  • Canadian Thanksgiving * (2nd Mon.)
  • Chess Day
  • Columbus Day * (2nd Mon.)
  • Cupcake Day
  • Curious Events Day
  • Leif Erikson Day
  • Fire Prevention Day
  • First 2-way Telephone Conversation 1876
  • Musician John Lennon born 1940
  • Moldy Cheese Day
  • Native American Day * (2nd Mon.)
  • Pro-Life Cupcake Day
  • School Lunch Week begins *
  • Uganda Independence Day 1962
  • Washington Monument opened 1888
  • World Post Day

Oct. 10

  • Angel Food Cake Day
  • Cake Decorating Day
  • Face Your Fears Day * (2nd Tues.)
  • Fiji Independence Day 1970
  • Author James Marshall born 1942
  • Metric Day
  • Republic of China/Taiwan National Day 1949
  • World Mental Health Day

Oct. 11

  • Apollo 7 lauched 1968
  • Boer War Began 1880
  • Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work & School Day * (2nd Wed.)
  • Coming Out Day
  • Emergency Nurses Day * (2nd Wed.)
  • International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction * (2nd Wed.)
  • It’s My Party Day
  • Remember Forever Day
  • Eleanor Roosevelt born 1884
  • Top Spinning Day * ( 2nd Wed.)

Oct. 12

  • Cookbook Launch Day
  • Fossil Day
  • Freethought Day
  • Moment of Frustration Day
  • Old Farmer’s Day
  • Star Spangled Banner First Sung 1814
  • World Sight Day * (2nd Thurs.)

Oct. 13

  • Earth Science Week begins
  • Egg Day * (2nd Fri.)
  • English Language Day
  • Greenwich  Mean Time established 1884
  • Patriot Molly Pitcher born 1754
  • Skeptics Day
  • Margaret Thatcher born 1925
  • White House Construction began 1792
  • US Navy Established 1775

Oct. 14

  • Battle of Hastings 1066
  • Be Bald and Free Day
  • Dessert Day
  • President Dwight Eisenhower born 1890
  • William Penn born 1644
  • Photographic Film patented 1884
  • Universal Music Day * (2nd Sat.)

Oct. 15

  • 1st Manned Balloon Flight (tethered), 1783
  • Bullying Bystaneders Unite Week * (3rd full week)
  • Character Counts Week * (3rd full week)
  • Chemistry Week * (3rd full week)
  •  Food Bank Week begins * (week of the 16th)
  • Forest Products Week begins * (3rd Sun.)
  • Freedom of Speech Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Friends of the Library Week * (3rd full week)
  • Grouch Day
  • I Love Lucy Premier 1951
  • International Day of Rural Women
  • Poetry Day
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • Save for Retirement Week begins *
  • Veterinary Technician Week begins
  • White Cane Safety Day

Oct. 16

  • Marie Antoinette executed 1793
  • Boss’s Day * (weekday closest to the 16th)
  • Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day * (3rd Mon.)
  • Dictionary Day
  • Learn A Word Day
  • Nuclear Science Week begins *
  • Noah Webster born 1758
  • School Bus Safety Week * (Mon. of 3rd full week)
  • World Food Day

Oct. 17

  • African American Poetry Day
  • Eradication of Poverty Day
  • Author Arthur Miller born 1915
  • Mulligan Day
  • Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity * (3rd Tues.)
  • Wear Something Gaudy Day

Oct. 18

  • Alternative Fuel Day
  • Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • Diwali/Deepavali begins *
  • Hagfish Day * (3rd Wed.)
  • Medical Assistants Recognition Day * (Wed. of 3rd full week)
  • No Beard Day
  • Saint Luke’s Day
  • World Menopause Day

Oct. 19

  • Cave Painting discovered in Verona, Italy 2000
  • Author/Illustrator Ed Emberly born 1931
  • Evaluate Your Life Day
  • Electric Light Bulb Introduced 1879
  • Get Smart About Credit Day * (3rd Thurs.)
  • Revolutionary War ends 1781

Oct. 20

  • Baseball’s Mickey Mantle born 1931
  • Information Overload Day
  • Monster Mash Day
  • Sloth Day
  • Architect Sir Christopher Wren born 1632

Oct. 21

  • Apple Day
  • Babbling Day
  • Battle of Trafalgar 1805
  • Bridge Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Count Your Buttons Day
  • Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day
  • 1st Light Bulb 1879
  • Inventor Alfred Nobel born 1833
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
  • Reptile Awareness Day
  • Sweetest Day * (3rd Sat.)

Oct. 22

  • Daniel Boone born 1734
  • CAP LOCKS DAY
  • Everyone Writes Day
  • Massage Therapy Week * ( last full week)
  • Peace, Friendship, & Goodwill Week * (last full week)
  • Mother-In-Law Day * (4th Sun.)
  • Nut Day
  • Stuttering Awareness Day

Oct. 23

  • Battle of Edgehill 1642
  • Capistrano Day
  • iPod Day
  • Mole Day
  • Pele (soccer champion) born 1940
  • Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day
  • TV Talk Show Host Day

Oct. 24

  • Bologna Day
  • Disarmament Week begins (UN)
  • Food Day
  • Peace, Friendship, and Good Will Week begins
  • United Nations Day
  • World Development Information Day
  • Zambia Independence Day 1964

Oct. 25

  • Charge of the Light Brigade 1854
  • Saint Crispin’s Day
  • Magic Week begins
  • Pasta Day
  • Artist Pablo Picasso born 1881
  • Punk for a Day Day
  • Sourest Day

Oct. 26

  • Erie Canal opened 1825
  • Gun Fight at the OK Corral 1881
  • Hillary Clinton born 1947
  • Mincemeat
  • Mule Day
  • National Pumpkin Day
  • Punky Night * (last Thurs.)
  • Red Cross Founded 1836

Oct. 27

  • Explorer James Cook born 1728
  • Cranky Co-Workers Day
  • Frankenstein Day * (last Fri.)
  • Make a Difference Day * (4th Fri. and Sat.)
  • Navy Day
  • President Theodore Roosevelt born 1858
  • St Vincent and Grenadines Independence Day 1979
  • Tell A Story Day

Oct. 28

  • Chocolates Day
  • Make a Difference Day * (4th Fri. and Sat.)
  • Plush Animal Lover’s Day
  • St. Jude’s Day
  • Physician Jonas Salk born 1914
  • Statue of Liberty dedicated 1886

Oct. 29

  • Cat Day
  • Gateway to the West (St. Louis Arch) completed 1965
  • Hermit Day
  • Internet Day
  • Oatmeal Day
  • The New York Stock Exchange crashed (beginning of The Great Depression) 1929
  • Psoriasis Day
  • Turkey Independence Day 1923
  • Visit a Cemetery Day

Oct. 30

  • President John Adams born 1735
  • Ball Point Pen patented 1888
  • Candy Corn Day
  • Create a Great Funeral Day
  • Haunted Refrigerator Night
  • Mischief Night (Devil’s Night)
  • The National Organization for Women (NOW) founded 1966
  • 1938 Radio Broadcast of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds 

Oct. 31

  • All Hollows Eve/Halloween
  • Books for Treats Day
  • Caramel Apple Day
  • Carve a Pumpkin Day
  • Day of the Dead
  • Girl Scout Founder’s Day
  • Knock Knock Jokes Day
  • Magic Day
  • Mount Rushmore Completed 1941
  • Nevada Statehood 1864
  • Reformation Day
  • Samhain

Free Printable –  Special Days in October

(Several times throughout the month I will edit more special days into the list as I find out about them. Thus, your PDF will not be as complete as the list at the end of the month.)

 

Here’ is the collection of my favorite “go to” resources for special days studies  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/

How I use Special Days lists in our homeschool blog series :

Special Days and the Evolution of Morning Calendar Time

Special Days and Biographies

Special Days and Geography

Special Days and Science

Get your copy of October’s Special Days Activity Companion  from Etsy

October’s Special Days Activity Companion is also available for purchase at Learning Tangent Homeschool Magazine’s Shop!

My apologies, but I haven’t had the opportunity to update the Learning Resources list for October, 2017 (yet).  However, most of the resources from 2016 should work just fine  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/10/01/learning-resources-for-special-days-in-october-2016/

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/october.html

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-october

http://food.unl.edu/october-food-calendar

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/october.htm

https://whatismyspiritanimal.com/animal-holidays-celebrations/

http://projectbritain.com/calendars/oct.html

http://aglobalworld.com/international-independence-days/country-independence-day.php

Happy October!

betty jo

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Special Days in October, 2016

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Updated for 2017 here!

Here’s the October, 2016 Special Days list!  It’s filled with holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and even some spooky stuff!  I you’re looking for something special to add to your lesson plans, a day for a celebration, or something different to add to your menu, this list will give you some awesome ideas!

October’s Themes, Awareness, and Observances

  • Adopt a Shelter Dog
  • AIDS Awareness
  • Animal Safety and Protection
  • Audiology Awareness
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Bat Appreciation
  • Birds of Prey
  • Bilingual Child
  • Blindness Awareness
  • Book
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Children’s Magazine
  • Class Reunion
  • Clocks
  • Computer Learning
  • Co-op Awareness
  • Crime Prevention
  • Cut Out Dissection
  • Cyber Security Awareness
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Depression Education and Awareness
  • Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Down Syndrome Awareness
  • Drum
  • Dyslexia Awareness
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Energy Management
  • Ergonomics
  • Eye Safety
  • Fair Trade
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Thought
  • German-American Heritage
  • Global Diversity
  • Go On A Field Trip
  • Halloween Safety
  • Health Literacy
  • Improve Your Home
  • International Dinosaur
  • Liver Awareness
  • Kitchen and Bath
  • Medical Librarian
  • Menopause
  • Orthodontic Health
  • Pastor Appreciation Day
  • Photographer Appreciation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Polish American Heritage
  • Positive Attitude
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness
  • Protect Your Hearing
  • Raptor Month
  • Reading Group
  • Right Brainers Rule
  • Roller Skating
  • Sarcastic Awareness
  • Self-Promotion
  • Spina Bifida Awareness
  • Squirrel Awareness
  • Stamp Collecting Month
  • Starman
  • Strategic Planning
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness
  • Walk To School
  • Window Covering Safety
  • Work and Family

October’s Food Themes

  • Apple
  • Apple Jack
  • Bake and Decorate
  • Caramel
  • Cheese
  • Chili
  • Cookie
  • Country Ham
  • Cranberry
  • Eat Better, Eat Together
  • Eatable Roots
  • Farm to School
  • Pasta
  • Persimmons
  • Pizza
  • Popcorn Poppin’
  • Pork
  • Pumpkins
  • Rhizomes
  • Rhubarb
  • Sausage
  • Seafood
  • Spinach Lovers
  • Tackling Hunger
  • Vegetarian Awareness

Daily Specials for October, 2016  (the * means that the special day does not fall on the same date each year)

Oct. 1

  • CD Player Day
  • Card Making Day *(1st Sat.)
  • President Jimmy Carter born 1924
  • Fire Pup Day
  • Frugal Fun Day *(1st Sat.)
  • Homemade Cookies Day
  • International Day of Older Persons
  • Less Than Perfect Day
  • Model T Ford introduced 1908
  • Lace Day
  • Vegetarian Day

Oct. 2

  • Carry a Tune Week begins * (week with the 7th)
  • Change A Light Day * (1st Sun.)
  • Farm Animals Day
  • Mahatma Gandhi born 1869
  • Get Organized Week begins * (1st full week)
  • Great Books Week begins * (1st full week)
  • Guardian Angels Day
  • Inter-generation Day *(1st Sun.)
  • International Day of Non-violence
  • Comic Julius “Groucho” Marx born 1895
  • Mystery Series Week begins *(1st full week)
  • Name Your Car Day
  • Peanuts Comic first published 1950
  • Work From Home Week begins *(1st full week)
  • World Communion Day *(1st Sun.)

Oct. 3

  • Captain Kangaroo premier 1955
  • Child Health Day *(1st Mon.)
  • Arthur James Herriot born 1916
  • Kids’ Goal Setting Day
  • Richard the Lionheart crowned King 1189
  • No Salt Week begins
  • Rosh Hashana *
  • SOS (distress code) established 1906
  • Spinning and Weaving Week begins * (Mon. of first full week)
  • Techie’s Day
  • Blues Musician Stevie Ray Vaughn born 1954
  • Virus Appreciation Day
  • World Day of Bullying Prevention/Blue Shirt Day *(1st Mon.)
  • World Habitat Day *(1st Mon.)

Oct. 4

  • Blessing of the Animals Day
  • Cinnamon Roll Day
  • Fall Astronomy Day *
  • Frappe Day
  • Golf Day
  • President Rutherford Hayes born 1822
  • Improve Your Office Day
  • St. Francis Day
  • Sputnik launched 1957
  • Author, Edward Stratemeyer born 1862
  • Ten-Four Day
  • World Animal Day
  • World Space Week begins

Oct. 5

  • President Chester Arthur born 1829
  • Balloons Around the World Day *(1st Wed.)
  • Do Something Nice Day
  • Physicist Robert Hutchings Goddard born 1882
  • Stop Bullying Day
  • Walk to School Day *
  • World Teachers Day

Oct. 6

  • Come and Take It Day
  • German-American Day
  • Mad Hatter Day
  • Inventor George Westinghouse born 1846

Oct. 7

  • Physicist Niels Bohrs born 1885
  • Denim Day  *(1st Fri.)
  • Diversity Day *(1st Fri.)
  • Story Telling Weekend begins *(1st Fri.)
  • World Smile Day *(1st Fri.)

Oct. 8

  • Face Your Fears Day
  • Great Chicago Fire 1871
  • Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend *
  • Activist Jesse Jackson born 1941
  • Pierogy Day
  • Touch Tag Day
  • Universal Music Day *(2nd Sat.)
  • Alvin C. York Day

Oct. 9

  • Chess Day
  • Chestnut Week begins *(2nd full week)
  • Clergy Appreciation Day * (2nd Sun.)
  • Cupcake Day
  • Curious Events Day
  • Leif Erikson Day
  • Fire Prevention Day
  • Fire Prevention Week begins *
  • First 2-way Telephone Conversation 1876
  • Musician John Lennon born 1940
  • Metric Week begins * (week with the 10th)
  • Moldy Cheese Day
  • Pro-Life Cupcake Day
  • Washington Monument opened 1888
  • World Post Day

Oct. 10

  • Angel Food Cake Day
  • Cake Decorating Day
  • Canadian Thanksgiving * (2nd Mon.)
  • Columbus Day *(2nd Mon.)
  • Author James Marshall born 1942
  • Metric Day
  • Native American Day *(2nd Mon.)
  • School Lunch Week begins *
  • World Mental Health Day

Oct. 11

  • Apollo 7 lauched 1968
  • Ashura *
  • Boer War Began 1880
  • Face Your Fears Day *(2nd Tues.)
  • Free Thought Day
  • It’s My Party Day
  • Remember Forever Day
  • Eleanor Roosevelt born 1884

Oct. 12

  • Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day *(2nd Wed.)
  • Cookbook Launch Day
  • Emergency Nurses Day *
  • Fossil Day
  • International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction *(2nd Wed.)
  • Moment of Frustration Day
  • Old Farmer’s Day
  • Star Spangled Banner First Sung 1814
  • Top Spinning Day * (2nd Wed.)
  • Yom Kipper *

Oct. 13

  • Earth Science Week begins
  • English Language Day
  • Molly Pitcher born 1754
  • Skeptics Day
  • Margaret Thatcher born 1925
  • White House Construction began 1792
  • World Sight Day *(2nd Thurs.)
  • US Navy Established 1775

Oct. 14

  • Battle of Hastings 1066
  • Be Bald and Free Day
  • Dessert Day
  • Egg Day *(2nd Fri.)
  • President Dwight Eisenhower born 1890
  • William Penn born 1644

Oct. 15

  • Bridge Day *(3rd Sat.)
  • Get Smart About Credit Day *(3rd Thurs.)
  • Grouch Day
  • I Love Lucy Premier 1951
  • International Day of Rural Women
  • Poetry Day
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • Sweetest Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • White Cane Safety Day

Oct. 16

  • Marie Antoinette executed 1793
  • Boss’s Day
  • Bullying Bystanders Unite Week * (3rd full week)
  • Character Counts Week *(3rd full week)
  • Chemistry Week * (3rd full week)
  • Dictionary Day
  • Food Bank Week begins *(the week of the 16th)
  • Forest Products Week begins * (3rd Sun.)
  • Freedom of Speech Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Friends of the Library Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Learn A Word Day
  • Save for Retirement Week begins *
  • Noah Webster born 1758
  • World Food Week begins

Oct. 17

  • African American Poetry Day
  • Boss’s Day *
  • Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day * (3rd Mon.)
  • Eradication of Poverty Day
  • Author Arthur Miller born 1915
  • Mulligan Day
  • School Bus Safety Week begins * (Mon. of 3rd full week)
  • Nuclear Science Week begins *
  • Sukkot *
  • Wear Something Gaudy Day

Oct. 18

  • Alternative Fuel Day
  • Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • No Beard Day
  • Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity * (3rd Tues.)
  • World Menopause Day

Oct. 19

  • Author/Illustrator Ed Emberly born 1931
  • Evaluate Your Life Day
  • Electric Light Bulb Introduced 1879
  • Hagfish Day * (3rd Wed.)
  • Medical Assistants Recognition Day * (Wed. of 3rd full week)
  • Revolutionary War ends 1781

Oct. 20

  • Baseball’s Mickey Mantle born 1931
  • Get Smart About Credit Day * (3rd Thurs.)
  • Information Overload Day
  • Monster Mash Day

Oct. 21

  • Apple Day
  • Babbling Day
  • Count Your Buttons Day
  • Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day
  • 1st Light Bulb 1879
  • Inventor Alfred Nobel born 1833
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
  • Reptile Awareness Day

Oct. 22

  • Daniel Boone born 1734
  • CAP LOCKS DAY
  • Make a Difference Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Nut Day

Oct. 23

  • Capistrano Day
  • iPod Day
  • Massage Therapy Week begins * (last full week)
  • Mole Day
  • Mother-In-Law Day *(4th Sun.)
  • Peace, Friendship, & Goodwill Week begins * (last full week)
  • Pele (soccer champion) born 1940
  • Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day
  • TV Talk Show Host Day

Oct. 24

  • Bologna Day
  • Disarmament Week begins *
  • Food Day
  • Peace, Friendship, and Good Will Week begins
  • Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week begins *
  • United Nations Day
  • World Development Information Day

Oct. 25

  • Magic Week begins
  • Pasta Day
  • Artist Pablo Picasso born 1881
  • Punk for a Day Day
  • Sourest Day

Oct. 26

  • Erie Canal opened 1825
  • Gun Fight at the OK Corral 1881
  • Hillary Clinton born 1947
  • Mincemeat
  • Mule Day
  • Red Cross Founded 1836

Oct. 27

  • Cranky Co-Workers Day
  • Navy Day
  • President Theodore Roosevelt born 1858
  • Tell A Story Day

Oct. 28

  • Chocolates Day
  • Frankenstein Day * (Last Fri.)
  • Make a Difference Day * (4th Fri.)
  • Plush Animal Lover’s Day
  • St. Jude’s Day
  • Physician Jonas Salk born 1914
  • Statue of Liberty dedicated 1886

Oct. 29

  • Cat Day
  • Gateway to the West (St. Louis Arch) completed 1965
  • Hermit Day
  • Internet Day
  • Oatmeal Day
  • The New York Stock Exchange crashed (beginning of The Great Depression) 1929
  • Visit a Cemetery Day

Oct. 30

  • President John Adams born 1735
  • Ball Point Pen patented 1888
  • Candy Corn Day
  • Create a Great Funeral Day
  • Diwali *
  • Haunted Refrigerator Night
  • Mischief Night (Devil’s Night)
  • The National Organization for Women (NOW) founded 1966
  • 1938 Radio Broadcast of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds 

Oct. 31

  • All Hollows Eve/Halloween
  • Books for Treats Day
  • Caramel Apple Day
  • Carve a Pumpkin Day
  • Day of the Dead
  • Girl Scout Founder’s Day
  • Knock Knock Jokes Day
  • Magic Day
  • Mount Rushmore Completed 1941
  • Nevada Statehood 1864
  • Reformation Day
  • Samhain

Here’ is the collection of my favorite “go to” resources for special days studies  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/

My apologies, but I haven’t had the opportunity to update the Learning Resources list for October, 2016 (yet).  However, most of the resources from 2015 will work just fine  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/10/01/learning-resources-for-october-2015/

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/october-2016.html

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-october

http://food.unl.edu/october-food-calendar

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/october.htm

Happy October!

betty jo

 

Special Days in October, 2015

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Updated for 2017 : click here!

October is packed full  of  holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and even some spooky stuff!  Whether you’re looking for something special to study, celebrate, or add to the menu, Special Days in October, 2015 gives you plenty to choose from!

October’s Themes, Awareness, and Observances

  • Adopt a Shelter Dog
  • AIDS Awareness
  • Animal Safety and Protection
  • Audiology Awareness
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Bat Appreciation
  • Birds of Prey
  • Bilingual Child
  • Blindness Awareness
  • Book
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Children’s Magazine
  • Class Reunion
  • Clocks
  • Computer Learning
  • Co-op Awareness
  • Crime Prevention
  • Cut Out Dissection
  • Cyber Security Awareness
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Depression Education and Awareness
  • Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Down Syndrome Awareness
  • Drum
  • Dyslexia Awareness
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Energy Management
  • Ergonomics
  • Eye Safety
  • Fair Trade
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Thought
  • German-American Heritage
  • Global Diversity
  • Go On A Field Trip
  • Halloween Safety
  • Health Literacy
  • Improve Your Home
  • International Dinosaur
  • Liver Awareness
  • Kitchen and Bath
  • Medical Librarian
  • Menopause
  • Orthodontic Health
  • Pastor Appreciation Day
  • Photographer Appreciation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Polish American Heritage
  • Positive Attitude
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness
  • Protect Your Hearing
  • Raptor Month
  • Reading Group
  • Right Brainers Rule
  • Roller Skating
  • Sarcastic Awareness
  • Self-Promotion
  • Spina Bifida Awareness
  • Squirrel Awareness
  • Stamp Collecting Month
  • Starman
  • Strategic Planning
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness
  • Walk To School
  • Window Covering Safety
  • Work and Family

October’s Food Themes

  • Apple
  • Apple Jack
  • Bake and Decorate
  • Caramel
  • Cheese
  • Chili
  • Cookie
  • Country Ham
  • Cranberry
  • Eat Better, Eat Together
  • Eatable Roots
  • Farm to School
  • Pasta
  • Persimmons
  • Pizza
  • Popcorn Poppin’
  • Pork
  • Rhizomes
  • Rhubarb
  • Sausage
  • Seafood
  • Spinach Lovers
  • Tackling Hunger
  • Vegetarian Awareness

Daily Specials for October, 2015  (the * means that the special day does not fall on the same date each year)

Oct. 1

  • CD Player Day
  • President Jimmy Carter born 1924
  • Fire Pup Day
  • Homemade Cookies Day
  • International Day of Older Persons
  • Less Than Perfect Day
  • Model T Ford introduced 1908
  • Lace Day
  • Vegetarian Day

Oct. 2

  • Denim Day  *(1st Fri.)
  • Diversity Day *(1st Fri.)
  • Farm Animals Day
  • Mahatma Gandhi born 1869
  • Guardian Angels Day
  • International Day of Non-violence
  • Comic Julius “Groucho” Marx born 1895
  • Name Your Car Day
  • Peanuts Comic first published 1950
  • Story Telling Weekend begins *(1st Fri.)
  • World Smile Day *(1st Fri.)

Oct. 3

  • Captain Kangaroo premier 1955
  • Card Making Day *(1st Sat.)
  • Fall Astronomy Day *
  • Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend *
  • Frugal Fun Day *(1st Sat.)
  • Arthur James Herriot born 1916
  • Richard the Lionheart crowned King 1189
  • No Salt Week begins
  • SOS (distress code) established 1906
  • Techie’s Day
  • Virus Appreciation Day

Oct. 4

  • Blessing of the Animals Day
  • Carry a Tune Week begins * (week with the 7th)
  • Change A Light Day * (1st Sun.)
  • Cinnamon Roll Day
  • Fire Prevention Week begins *
  • Frappe Day
  • Get Organized Week begins * (1st full week)
  • Golf Day
  • Great Books Week begins * (1st full week)
  • President Rutherford Hayes born 1822
  • Improve Your Office Day
  • Inter-generation Day *(1st Sun.)
  • Metric Week begins * (week with the 10th)
  • Mystery Series Week begins *(1st full week)
  • St. Francis Day
  • Sputnik launched 1957
  • Author, Edward Stratemeyer born 1862
  • Work From Home Week *(1st full week)
  • World Animal Day
  • World Communion Day *(1st Sun.)
  • World Space Week begins

Oct. 5

  • President Chester Arthur born 1829
  • Child Health Day *(1st Mon.)
  • Do Something Nice Day
  • Physicist Robert Hutchings Goddard born 1882
  • Kids’ Goal Setting Week begins *
  • Spinning and Weaving Week begins *
  • World Day of Bullying Prevention/Blue Shirt Day *(1st Mon.)
  • World Habitat Day *(1st Mon.)
  • World Teachers Day

Oct. 6

  • Come and Take It Day
  • German-American Day
  • Mad Hatter Day
  • Inventor George Westinghouse born 1846

Oct. 7

  • Balloons Around the World Day *(1st Wed.)
  • Physicist Niels Bohrs born 1885
  • Walk to School Day *

Oct. 8

  • Face Your Fears Day
  • Great Chicago Fire 1871
  • International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction *(2nd Wed.)
  • Activist Jesse Jackson born 1941
  • Pierogy Day
  • Touch Tag Day
  • World Sight Day *(2nd Thurs.)

Oct. 9

  • Chess Day
  • Cupcake Day
  • Curious Events Day
  • Egg Day *(2nd Fri.)
  • Leif Erikson Day
  • Fire Prevention Day
  • First 2-way Telephone Conversation 1876
  • Musician John Lennon born 1940
  • Moldy Cheese Day
  • Pro-Life Cupcake Day
  • Washington Monument opened 1888
  • World Post Day

Oct. 10

  • Angel Food Cake Day
  • Cake Decorating Day
  • Author James Marshall born 1942
  • Metric Day
  • Universal Music Day *(2nd Sat.)

Oct. 11

  • Apollo 7 lauched 1968
  • Boer War Began 1880
  • Chestnut Week begins *(2nd full week)
  • Clergy Appreciation Day * (2nd Sun.)
  • Food Bank Week begins *(the week of the 16th)
  • Free Thought Day
  • It’s My Party Day
  • Remember Forever Day
  • Eleanor Roosevelt born 1884

Oct. 12

  • Canadian Thanksgiving * (2nd Mon.)
  • Columbus Day *(2nd Mon.)
  • Cookbook Launch Day
  • Fossil Day
  • Moment of Frustration Day
  • Old Farmer’s Day
  • Native American Day *(2nd Mon.)
  • School Lunch Week begins *
  • Star Spangled Banner First Sung 1814

Oct. 13

  • Earth Science Week begins
  • English Language Day
  • Face Your Fears Day *(2nd Tues.)
  • Molly Pitcher born 1754
  • Skeptics Day
  • Margaret Thatcher born 1925
  • White House Construction began 1792
  • US Navy Established 1775

Oct. 14

  • Battle of Hastings 1066
  • Be Bald and Free Day
  • Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day *(2nd Wed.)
  • Dessert Day
  • President Dwight Eisenhower born 1890
  • Emergency Nurses Day *
  • International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction *(2nd Wed.)
  • Top Spinning Day *((2nd Wed.)
  • William Penn born 1644

Oct. 15

  • Get Smart About Credit Day *(3rd Thurs.)
  • Grouch Day
  • I Love Lucy Premier 1951
  • International Day of Rural Women
  • Poetry Day
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • White Cane Safety Day

Oct. 16

  • Marie Antoinette executed 1793
  • Boss’s Day
  • Dictionary Day
  • Learn A Word Day
  • Noah Webster born 1758
  • World Food Day

Oct. 17

  • African American Poetry Day
  • Bridge Day *(3rd Sat.)
  • Eradication of Poverty Day
  • Author Arthur Miller born 1915
  • Mulligan Day
  • Sweetest Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Wear Something Gaudy Day

Oct. 18

  • Alternative Fuel Day
  • Bullying Bystanders Unite Week * (3rd full week)
  • Character Counts Week *(3rd full week)
  • Chemistry Week * (3rd full week)
  • Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • Forest Products Week begins * (3rd Sun.)
  • Freedom of Speech Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Friends of the Library Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • No Beard Day
  • Teen Read Week begins * (3rd full week)

Oct. 19

  • Chemistry Week begins *
  • Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day *(3rd Mon.)
  • Author/Illustrator Ed Emberly born 1931
  • Evaluate Your Life Day
  • Electric Light Bulb Introduced 1879
  • Nuclear Science Week begins *
  • Revolutionary War ends 1781

Oct. 20

  • Information Overload Day
  • Monster Mash Day

Oct. 21

  • Apple Day
  • Babbling Day
  • Count Your Buttons Day
  • Hagfish Day *(3rd Wed.)
  • 1st Light Bulb 1879
  • Inventor Alfred Nobel born 1833
  • Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity *
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
  • Reptile Awareness Day

Oct. 22

  • Daniel Boone born 1734
  • CAP LOCKS DAY
  • Nut Day

Oct. 23

  • Capistrano Day
  • iPod Day
  • Mole Day
  • Pele (soccer champion) born 1940
  • TV Talk Show Host Day

Oct. 24

  • Bologna Day
  • Disarmament Week begins *
  • Food Day
  • Make a Difference Day *(4th Sat.)
  • Peace, Friendship, and Good Will Week begins
  • United Nations Day
  • World Development Information Day

Oct. 25

  • Magic Week begins *
  • Mother-In-Law Day *(4th Sun.)
  • Pasta Day
  • Artist Pablo Picasso born 1881
  • Peace, Friendship, and Good Will Week begins *
  • Punk for a Day Day
  • Save for Retirement Week begins *
  • Sourest Day

Oct. 26

  • Erie Canal opened 1825
  • Gun Fight at the OK Corral 1881
  • Hillary Clinton born 1947
  • Mincemeat
  • Mule Day
  • Red Cross Founded 1836

Oct. 27

  • Cranky Co-Workers Day
  • Navy Day
  • President Theodore Roosevelt born 1858
  • Tell A Story Day

Oct. 28

  • Chocolate Day
  • Plush Animal Lover’s Day
  • St. Jude’s Day
  • Physician Jonas Salk born 1914
  • Statue of Liberty dedicated 1886

Oct. 29

  • Cat Day
  • Gateway to the West (St. Louis Arch) completed 1965
  • Hermit Day
  • Internet Day
  • Oatmeal Day
  • The New York Stock Exchange crashed (beginning of The Great Depression) 1929
  • Visit a Cemetery Day

Oct. 30

  • President John Adams born 1735
  • Ball Point Pen patented 1888
  • Candy Corn Day
  • Create a Great Funeral Day
  • Frankenstein Day (Last Fri.)
  • Haunted Refrigerator Night
  • Mischief Night (Devil’s Night)
  • The National Organization for Women (NOW) founded 1966
  • Radio Broadcast of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds 1938

Oct. 31

  • All Hollows Eve/Halloween
  • Books for Treats Day
  • Caramel Apple Day
  • Carve a Pumpkin Day
  • Day of the Dead
  • Girl Scout Founder’s Day
  • Knock Knock Jokes Day
  • Magic Day
  • Mount Rushmore Completed 1941
  • Nevada Statehood 1864
  • Reformation Day
  • Samhain

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/october-2015.html

Se7en’s October…

http://food.unl.edu/october-food-calendar

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/october.htm

Happy October!

betty jo

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Special Days In October, 2014

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Colorful leaves, jackets, pumpkins, and candy! There’s so much to celebrate with October!  There’s a lot of special days on the calendar as well!  This month is packed with  holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and even some spooky stuff!  Whether you’re looking for something special to study, celebrate, or add to the menu, this listing of special days gives you plenty to choose from.

October’s Themes, Awareness, and Observances

  • Adopt a Shelter Dog
  • Animal Safety and Protection
  • Audiology Awareness
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Bat Appreciation
  • Birds of Prey
  • Bilingual Child
  • Blindness Awareness
  • Book
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Children’s Magazine
  • Class Reunion
  • Clocks
  • Computer Learning
  • Co-op Awareness
  • Crime Prevention
  • Cut Out Dissection
  • Cyber Security Awareness
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Down Syndrome Awareness
  • Drum
  • Dyslexia Awareness
  • Energy Management
  • Ergonomics
  • Fair Trade
  • Financial Planning
  • Global Diversity
  • Go On A Field Trip
  • Improve Your Home
  • International Dinosaur
  • Liver Awareness
  • Pastor Appreciation Day
  • Photographer Appreciation
  • Polish American Heritage
  • Positive Attitude
  • Protect Your Hearing
  • Reading Group
  • Right Brainers Rule
  • Roller Skating
  • Sarcastic Awareness
  • Spina Bifida Awareness
  • Squirrel Awareness
  • Stamp Collecting Month
  • Starman
  • Strategic Planning
  • Walk To School

October’s Food Themes

  • Apple
  • Bake and Decorate
  • Caramel
  • Cheese
  • Chili
  • Country Ham
  • Cranberry
  • Eat Better, Eat Together
  • Eatable Roots
  • Persimmons
  • Pizza
  • Popcorn Poppin’
  • Pork
  • Rhizomes
  • Rhubarb
  • Sausage
  • Seafood
  • Spinach Lovers
  • Tackling Hunger
  • Vegetarian

Oct. 1

  • Balloons Around the World Day *(1st Wed.)
  • President Jimmy Carter born 1924
  • Financial Planning Week begins *
  • Fire Pup Day
  • Homemade Cookies Day
  • Less Than Perfect Day
  • Model T Ford introduced 1908
  • Lace Day
  • Vegetarian Day

Oct. 2

  • Farm Animals Day
  • Mahatma Gandhi born 1869
  • Guardian Angels Day
  • Comic Julius “Groucho” Marx born 1895
  • Name Your Car Day
  • Peanuts Comic first published 1950

Oct. 3

  • Captain Kangaroo premier 1955
  • Denim Day  *(1st Fri.)
  • Diversity Day *(1st Fri.)
  • Hajj Day
  • Arthur James Herriot born 1916
  • Richard the Lionheart crowned King 1189
  • No Salt Week begins
  • SOS (distress code) established 1906
  • Story Telling Weekend begins *(1st Fri.)
  • Techie’s Day
  • World Smile Day *(1st Fri.)

Oct. 4

    • Card Making Day *(1st Sat.)
    • Cinnamon Roll Day
    • Fall Astronomy Day *
    • Frappe Day
    • Frugal Fun Day *(1st Sat.)
    • President Rutherford Hayes born 1822
    • Improve Your Office Day
    • St. Francis Day
    • Sputnik launched 1957
    • Author, Edward Stratemeyer born 1862
    • World Animal Day
    • World Space Week begins

Oct. 5

  • President Chester Arthur born 1829
  • Carry A Tune Week begins *
  • Change A Light Day *(1st Sun.)
  • Do Something Nice Day
  • Eid-Al-Adha *
  • Fire Prevention Week begins *
  • Get Organized Week begins *(1st full week)
  • Physicist Robert Hutchings Goddard born 1882
  • Great Books Week begins &(1st full week)
  • Inter-generation Day *(1st Sun.)
  • Mystery Series Week begins *(1st full week)
  • Newspaper Week begins *
  • Work From Home Week *(1st full week)
  • World Communication Day *(1st Sun.)
  • World Teachers Day

Oct. 6

  • Child Health Day *(1st Mon.)
  • German-American Day
  • Kid’s Goal Setting Week begins *
  • Mad Hatter Day
  • Pet Peeve Week begins (2nd week)
  • Spinning and Weaving Week begins *
  • Inventor George Westinghouse born 1846
  • World Day of Bullying Prevention/Blue Shirt Day *(1st Mon.)
  • World Habitat Day *(1st Mon.)

Oct. 7

  • Physicist Niels Bohrs born 1885
  • Great Chicago Fire 1871

Oct. 8

  • Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day *(2nd Wed.)
  • Draconid Meteor Shower
  • Face Your Fears Day
  • Great Chicago Fire 1871
  • International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction *(2nd Wed.)
  • Activist Jesse Jackson born 1941
  • Top Spinning Day *((2nd Wed.)
  • Touch Tag Day
  • Walk To School Day *

Oct. 9

  • Chess Day
  • Cupcake Day
  • Curious Events Day
  • Leif Erikson Day
  • Fire Prevention Day
  • First 2-way Telephone Conversation 1876
  • Musician John Lennon born 1940
  • Moldy Cheese Day
  • Sukkot *
  • Washington Monument opened 1888
  • World Post Day
  • World Sight Day *(2nd Thurs.)

Oct. 10

  • Angel Food Cake Day
  • Cake Decorating Day
  • Egg Day *(2nd Fri.)
  • Author James Marshall born 1942
  • Metric Day

Oct. 11

  • Apollo 7 lauched 1968
  • Boer War Began 1880
  • Free Thought Day
  • It’s My Party Day
  • Remember Forever Day
  • Eleanor Roosevelt born 1884
  • Universal Music Day *(2nd Sat.)

Oct. 12

  • Chestnut Week begins *(2nd full week)
  • Food Bank Week begins *(the week of the 16th)
  • Fossil Day
  • Moment of Frustration Day
  • Old Farmer’s Day
  • Star Spangled Banner First Sung 1814
  • Teen Read Week begins *

Oct. 13

  • Clergy Appreciation Day
  • Columbus Day *(2nd Mon.)
  • Earth Science Week begins
  • English Language Day
  • Native American Day *(2nd Mon.)
  • Molly Pitcher born 1754
  • Skeptics Day
  • Thanksgiving (Canada)
  • Margaret Thatcher born 1925
  • White House Construction began 1792
  • US Navy Established 1775

Oct. 14

  • Battle of Hastings 1066
  • Be Bald and Free Day
  • Dessert Day
  • President Dwight Eisenhower born 1890
  • Face Your Fears Day *(2nd Tues.)
  • William Penn born 1644

Oct. 15

  • Grouch Day
  • Hagfish Day *(3rd Wed.)
  • I Love Lucy Day
  • International Day of Rural Women
  • Poetry Day
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • White Cane Safety Day

Oct. 16

  • Marie Antoinette executed 1793
  • Dictionary Day
  • Get Smart About Credit Day *(3rd Thurs.)
  • Learn A Word Day
  • Noah Webster born 1758
  • World Food Day

Oct. 17

  • African American Poetry Day
  • Eradication of Poverty Day
  • Author Arthur Miller born 1915
  • Mulligan Day
  • Wear Something Gaudy Day

Oct. 18

  • Alternative Fuel Day
  • Bridge Day *(3rd Sat.)
  • Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • No Beard Day
  • Sweetest Day *(3rd Sat.)

Oct. 19

  • Character Counts Week *(3rd week)
  • Chemistry Week begins *
  • Author/Illustrator Ed Emberly born 1931
  • Evaluate Your Life Day
  • Electric Light Bulb Introduced 1879
  • Friends of Libraries Week begins *
  • Revolutionary War ends 1781

Oct. 20

  • Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day *(3rd Mon.)
  • Freedom of Speech Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Information Overload Day
  • Monster Mash Day
  • Nuclear Science Week begins *

Oct. 21

  • Apple Day
  • Babbling Day
  • Count Your Buttons Day
  • 1st Lightbulb 1879
  • Inventor Alfred Nobel born 1833
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
  • Reptile Awareness Day

Oct. 22

  • Daniel Boone born 1734
  • CAP LOCKS DAY
  • Nut Day

Oct. 23

  • Diwali *
  • iPod Day
  • Mole Day
  • Pele (soccer champion) born 1940

Oct. 24

  • Bologna Day
  • Food Day
  • Peace, Friendship, and Good Will Week begins
  • United Nations Day
  • World Development Information Day

Oct. 25

  • Magic Week begins
  • Pasta Day
  • Artist Pablo Picasso born 1881
  • Punk for a Day Day
  • Sourest Day

Oct. 26

  • Erie Canal opened 1825
  • Gun Fight at the OK Corral 1881
  • Make a Difference Day *
  • Mother-In-Law Day *(4th Sun.)
  • Mule Day
  • Red Cross Founded 1836

Oct. 27

  • Navy Day
  • President Theodore Roosevelt born 1858
  • Tell A Story Day

Oct. 28

  • Chocolate Day
  • St. Jude’s Day
  • Physician Jonas Salk born 1914
  • Statue of Liberty dedicated 1886

Oct. 29

  • Cat Day
  • Gateway to the West (St. Louis Arch) completed 1965
  • Hermit Day
  • Internet Day
  • Oatmeal Day
  • The New York Stock Exchange crashed (beginning of The Great Depression) 1929
  • Visit a Cemetery Day

Oct. 30

  • President John Adams born 1735
  • Ball Point Pen patented 1888
  • Candy Corn Day
  • Create a Great Funeral Day
  • Haunted Refrigerator Night
  • Mischief Night (Devil’s Night)
  • The National Organization for Women (NOW) founded 1966
  • Radio Broadcast of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds 1938

Oct. 31

  • All Hollows Eve/Halloween
  • Caramel Apple Day
  • Day of the Dead
  • Frankenstein Day (Last Fri.)
  • Girl Scout Founder’s Day
  • Knock Knock Jokes Day
  • Magic Day
  • Mount Rushmore Completed 1941
  • Nevada Statehood 1864
  • Reformation Day
  • Samhain

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/october-2014.html

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/october.htm

http://giftedkids.about.com/od/Monthly-Special-Days-Calendars/a/Special-Days-And-Observances-In-October.htm

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-october

http://food.unl.edu/fnh/october

Happy October!

betty jo