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Oct 2012

 
1

Child Health Day

Henry Ford Introduced the Model T (1908)

2

Peanuts Comic Strip Debuted (1950)

3

East and West Germany United (1990)

4
Oct. 4-10

World Space Week

5

World Teacher's Day

6

Thomas Edison Showed First Motion Picture (1889)

7

Carbon Paper Patented (1806)

Oct. 7-13

Fire Prevention Week

Metric Week

8

Columbus Day

Great Fire of Chicago Started (1871)

9

Leif Erikson Day

10

Pac-Man Arcade Game Released (1979)

11

Eleanor Roosevelt's Birthday (1884)

12

Columbus Landed in Bahamas (1492)

13

Navy Day

14

Martin Luther King Jr. Awarded Nobel Peace Prize (1964)

Oct. 14-20

Teen Read Week

15

White Cane Safety Day

Oct. 15-19

School Bus Safety Week

16

Dictionary Day

World Food Day

17

Black Poetry Day

International Day for Ending Poverty

18

Alaska Purchased from Russia (1867)

19

Last Major Battle of American Revolution Ended (1781)

20

Senate Ratified Louisiana Purchase (1803)

21

Apple Day

Thomas Edison Invented Light bulb (1879)

Oct. 21-27

Chemistry Week

22

Nat'l Nut Day

23

Women's Suffrage March, NYC (1915)

24

United Nations Day

25

Microwave Oven Debuted (1955)

26

Hillary Rodham Clinton's Birthday (1947)

27

First NYC Subway Opened (1904)

28

Statue of Liberty Dedicated (1886)

National Prohibition Act Passed (1919)

29

"Black Tuesday" Stock Market Crashed (1929)

30

War of the Worlds Broadcast (1938)

31

Halloween

Mt. Rushmore Completed (1941)

 

 

 
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