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‘Cyberspace’ Term Coined – Anniversary
‘Cyberspace’ Term Coined – Anniversary
Oct 1 all-day
On 1 October 1984, the term cyberspace” was used in the science fiction novel Neuromancer by William Gibson.”
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Oct 1 all-day
Breast Cancer Awareness Month was created in 1958 to raise awareness of breast cancer to to encourage early detection.
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Oct 1 all-day
share something positive about the disease and the diet with friends and neighbors; meet with your local grocery store manager about the importance of the availability of gluten-free options
Data Backup Day
Data Backup Day
Oct 1 all-day
Data Backup Day @ http://geneabloggersTRIBE.com/data-backup-day
On the first day of each month, the genealogy community is urged to back up their genealogy data and all computer data.   Image courtesy of Pixabay.com, CC0.
Family History Month
Family History Month
Oct 1 all-day
Each October is Family History Month in the United States.
Gay and Lesbian History Month
Gay and Lesbian History Month
Oct 1 all-day
October was selected to commemorate the first two lesbian and gay marches on Washington in October 1979 and 1987.
German-American Heritage Month
German-American Heritage Month
Oct 1 all-day
A month celebrating Americas German heritage. Numerous historical programs, museum and library exhibits, cultural events, genealogicalworkshops and more planned.
Levittown Opens – Anniversary
Levittown Opens – Anniversary
Oct 1 all-day
Oct 1, 1947. On this date the first residents moved into what would become Levittown at Long Island, NY. The community developed by William Levitt and his brother Alfred with their father, Abraham, started as[...]
Polish-American Heritage Month
Polish-American Heritage Month
Oct 1 all-day
A national celebration of Polish history, culture and pride, in cooperation with the Polish-American Congress and Polonia Across America.
‘The Twilight Zone’ Television Debut – Anniversary
‘The Twilight Zone’ Television Debut – Anniversary
Oct 2 all-day
Oct 2, 1959. The Twilight Zone went on the air with these now-familiar words: There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and[...]
Groucho Marx’s Birthday – Anniversary
Groucho Marx’s Birthday – Anniversary
Oct 2 all-day
Born Julius Henry Marx at New York, NY. Comedian who along with his brothers constituted the famous Marx Brothers. The Marx Brothers began as a singing group and then acted in such movies as Duck[...]
Guardian Angels Day
Guardian Angels Day
Oct 2 all-day
We all have guardian angels. Nows the time to give them recognition and thanks for being in our lives with their own day. Take the time today to find out how theyve played a unique[...]
Mohandas Gandhi’s Birthday – Anniversary
Mohandas Gandhi’s Birthday – Anniversary
Oct 2 all-day
The Indian political and spiritual leader who achieved world honor and fame for his advocacy of nonviolent resistance as a weapon against tyranny was born at Porbandar, India. He was assassinated in the garden ofhis[...]
Peanuts Debut – Anniversary
Peanuts Debut – Anniversary
Oct 2 all-day
In 1950, this comic strip by Charles Schulz featured Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally and Charlies dog, Snoopy. The last new Peanuts strip was published Feb 13, 2000.
Rosh Hashanah (begins at sundown)
Rosh Hashanah (begins at sundown)
Oct 2 all-day
The Jewish New Year – marking year 5777 – begins at sundown.
Thurgood Marshall Sworn In To US Supreme Court – Anniversary
Thurgood Marshall Sworn In To US Supreme Court – Anniversary
Oct 2 all-day
On October 2, 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black associate justice to the US Supreme Court. On June 27, 1991, he announced his resignation, effective upon the confirmation of his successor.
‘Captain Kangaroo’ Television Debut – Anniversary
‘Captain Kangaroo’ Television Debut – Anniversary
Oct 3 all-day
'Captain Kangaroo' Television Debut - Anniversary
Oct 3, 1955. On the air until 1985, this was the longest-running children’s TV show until it was surpassed by Sesame Street. Starring Bob Keeshan as Captain Kangaroo, it was broadcast on CBS and PBS.[...]
‘Mickey Mouse Club’ Television Debut – Anniversary
‘Mickey Mouse Club’ Television Debut – Anniversary
Oct 3 all-day
'Mickey Mouse Club' Television Debut - Anniversary
Oct 3, 1955. This afternoon show for children was on ABC. Among its young cast members were Mouseketeers Annette Funicello and Shelley Fabares. A later version, The New Mickey Mouse Club, starred Keri Russell, Christina[...]
German Reunification – Anniversary
German Reunification – Anniversary
Oct 3 all-day
German Reunification -  Anniversary @ http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/German_reunification.html
Oct 3, 1990. After 45 years of division, East and West Germany reunited just four days short of East Germany’s 41st founding anniversary (Oct 7, 1949). The new united Germany took the name the Federal[...]
Saint Francis of Assisi Feast Day
Saint Francis of Assisi Feast Day
Oct 3 all-day
Saint Francis of Assisi Feast Day @ http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06221a.htm
Saint Francis of Assisi, founder of the Friars Minor (Franciscan Order) died on 3 October 1226 at Porziuncula, Italy. Image: Jan van Eyck, Saint Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Public Domain
‘Dick Tracy’ Cartoon Debuts – Anniversary
‘Dick Tracy’ Cartoon Debuts – Anniversary
Oct 4 all-day
'Dick Tracy' Cartoon Debuts - Anniversary
Oct 4, 1931. Square-jawed detective Dick Tracy made his comic strip debut in the Detroit Daily Mirror in Plainclothes Tracy.   Image: Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21844862
‘Leave It To Beaver’ Television Debut – Anniversary
‘Leave It To Beaver’ Television Debut – Anniversary
Oct 4 all-day
'Leave It To Beaver' Television Debut - Anniversary
Oct 4, 1957. This family sitcom was a stereotypical portrayal of American family life. It focused on Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver (Jerry Mathers) and his family: his patient, understanding and all-knowing father, Ward (Hugh Beaumont); impeccably[...]
Charlton Heston’s Birthday – Anniversary
Charlton Heston’s Birthday – Anniversary
Oct 4 all-day
Charlton Heston's Birthday - Anniversary
Oct 4, 1923. Born at Evanston, IL, the handsome, resolute Heston won the Best Actor Oscar for his role as Moses in the 1956 Hollywood epic The Ten Commandments. Over a career that spanned six[...]
Edward L. Stratemeyer’s Birthday – Anniversary
Edward L. Stratemeyer’s Birthday – Anniversary
Oct 4 all-day
Edward L. Stratemeyer's Birthday - Anniversary
Oct 4, 1862. American author of children’s books, Stratemeyer was born at Elizabeth, NJ. He created numerous series of popular children’s books, including The Bobbsey Twins, The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew and Tom Swift, hiring[...]
Jonathan Edwards’ Birthday – Anniversary
Jonathan Edwards’ Birthday – Anniversary
Oct 5 all-day
Jonathan Edwards' Birthday - Anniversary
Oct 5, 1703.  Jonathan Edwards, famed theologian and leader of the Great Awakening, the religious revival in the colonies, was born at East Windsor, CT. His Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God is[...]
Monty Python’s Flying Circus Debuts – Anniversary
Monty Python’s Flying Circus Debuts – Anniversary
Oct 5 all-day
Monty Python's Flying Circus Debuts - Anniversary
“Cupid’s foot” often featured in Monty Python’s Flying Circus opening credits (along with rude sound effects). Foot based on Cupid’s foot in Agnolo Bronzino’s Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time. Image in public domain. Oct 5,[...]
World Teachers Day
World Teachers Day
Oct 5 all-day
World Teachers Day @ http://www.worldteachersday.org/map/
World Teachers Day on 5 October is a day to honor and celebrate the work of all teachers. Image: CC0, courtesy of Pixabay user alfakurnia
National German-American Day
National German-American Day
Oct 6 all-day
Oct 6. Observed since the 19th century, this day honors the contributions of German immigrants to US culture and history. Celebrated on the date in 1683 when 13 Mennonite families disembarked near Philadelphia, PA, from[...]
Yom Kippur War – Anniversary
Yom Kippur War – Anniversary
Oct 6 all-day
Oct 6 25, 1973. A surprise attack by Egypt and Syria pushed Israeli forces several miles behind the 1967 cease-fire lines. Israel was caught off guard, partly because the attack came on the holiest Jewish[...]
‘Cats’ Premiere – Anniversary
‘Cats’ Premiere – Anniversary
Oct 7 all-day
Oct 7, 1982. The second longest-running production in Broadwayhistory (after Phantom of the Opera) opened this day. Cats was based on a book of poetry by T.S. Eliot and had a score by Andrew Lloyd[...]
‘Your Hit Parade’ Television Debut – Anniversary
‘Your Hit Parade’ Television Debut – Anniversary
Oct 7 all-day
Oct 7, 1950. Your Hit Parade began as a radio show in 1935. When it finally made it to TV, the format was simple: the shows cast performed the weeks top musical hits. To sustain[...]
Dow Jones Industrial Average – Anniversary
Dow Jones Industrial Average – Anniversary
Oct 7 all-day
Oct 7, 1896. Dow Jones began reporting an average of the prices of 12 industrial stocks in the Wall Street Journal on this day. In the early years these were largely railroad stocks. In 1928[...]
National Diversity Day
National Diversity Day
Oct 7 all-day
A day to celebrate and embrace who we are, despite our differences, no matter what race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age,nationality or disability. A day to reflect on and learn about different cultures and ideologies.[...]
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