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Among other things, October is:
- Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- Cookie Month ...oh, yeah!!!
- National Popcorn Popping Month
October 2019 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
- 1 International Day for the Elderly
- 4 World Smile Day first Friday of month
- 6 Oktoberfest ends in Germany
- 8 Yom Kippur (begins at sundown)
- 14 Columbus Day observed on second Monday
- 14 Thanksgiving Day in Canada, 2nd Monday
- 16 Boss's Day
- 19 Sweetest Day 3rd Saturday
- 24 United Nations Day
- 26 Make a Difference Day 4th Saturday
- 31 Halloween
This month in History:
- October 1, 1971 - Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida
- October 14, 1964 - Martin Luther King Jr was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
- October 24, 1901 - Anna Edison Taylor is the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
- October 29, 1929 - The New York Stock Exchange crashed on what came to be known as "Black Tuesday", starting the Great Depression.
October Fall and Hallowen Notes:
- Scarecrows, a symbol of Fall - History, how to make a scarecrow.
- Are You a Leaf Peeper? Enjoy the fall leaves, fall folige reports by state.
- Pumpkins A Glow -Everything you ever wanted to know about pumpkins
- Pumpkin recipes
- Fall Festivals and Giant Pumpkin Weighoffs
- The Biggest Pumpkin... ever!
- Pumpkin Picking Tips - How to pick the perfect Halloween pumpkin
- Flower of the Month: Calendula, Cosmos
- Birthstone of the Month: Opal, Tourmaline, Pink Sapphire
- Astrological Signs: Libra, Sept. 23 - Oct. 23; Scorpio, Oct. 24 - Nov. 21
- The Moon this month is called the Hunter's Moon.