Interactive "On This Day in History" Calendar
October 2018

October is “Dinosaur Month
Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is Hispanic Heritage month

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Chinese National Day
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Last Quarter Moon
9:45 AM GMT
Mohandas Gandhi born, 1869

Read about Gandhi and Label a map of India.

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Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey, 1189
Unmanned US Viking II landed on Mars and took the first pictures of the surface, 1976
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Mexico became a republic (its Constitution was published), 1824
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The Ulysses spacecraft, designed to study the poles of the sun, was launched via the space shuttle Discovery, 1990
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Far Side of the Moon First Observed by Luna 3, 1959
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Thanksgiving (Canada)
2nd Monday in October
Columbus Day (US)
2nd Monday in October
R. L. Stine (Goosebumps writer) born, 1943
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New Moon
3:47 AM GMT
Leif Erikson Day
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William Lassell discovered Triton, the largest satellite of Neptune, 1846
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The Boer War began in South Africa, 1899
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Hispanic Day, Spain
Farmer's Day
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Margaret Thatcher (first female Prime Minister of the U.K.) born, 1925
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The Normans, led by William the Conqueror, defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings, 1066
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Mother Theresa awarded Nobel Peace Prize, 1979
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Freedom Day, Azerbaijan
Puerto Rico Became Part of the U.S., 1898
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Goddard's Vision Day, 1899 (On this day Robert Goddard thought of space travel while in a cherry tree)
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National Fruit Day
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Thomas Edison applies for an incandescent light bulb patent, 1879
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First recorded solar eclipse in the history of the world (China, 2136 B.C.)
Daniel Boone born, 1734
International School Library Day
4th Monday in October
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Mole Day

A mole is the amount of substance that contains as many atoms or molecules as there are atoms in 12 g of carbon-12, equal to Avogadro’s constant, 6.02 x 1023.

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Full Moon
4:45 PM GMT
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (microbiologist) born, 1632
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The Worldwide Red Cross was organized in Geneva, Switzerland, 1863
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Statue of Liberty dedicated, 1886
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Othniel Marsh (dinosaur hunter) born, 1831
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John Adams (2nd President of the US) born, 1735
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Last Quarter Moon
4:40 PM GMT
Nevada became a state, 1864