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1

International Day for the Elderly

First Women's Medical School Opened (1883)

Henry Ford Introduced the Model T (1908)

First Big-City Woman Mayor (1951)

2

Canada's First Elected Parliament Sits (1758)

Indian Independence Leader Mohandas Gandhi's Birthday (1869)

Peanuts Comic Strip Debuted (1950)

3

PM King & British PM Baldwin Made First Transatlantic Call (1927)

East and West Germany United (1990)

4

Sputnik I Launched into Orbit (1957)

5

Child Health Day

World Teacher's Day

First Canadian Climbed Mt. Everest (1982)

First Canadian Went into Space (1984)

6

Thomas Edison Showed First Motion Picture (1889)

Expansion of Tar Sands (1984)

7

Iron Ore Smelted for the First Time (1737)

Carbon Paper Patented (1806)

Physicist Niels Bohr's Birthday (1885)

First Pacemaker Implanted (1958)

8

Edmonton Became a City (1904)

9

Leif Erikson Day

World Post Day

Musician John Lennon's Birthday (1940)

10

King Tut's Treasures Discovered (1924)

FLQ Came to a Head (1970)

Pac-Man Arcade Game Released (1979)

11

International Day of the Girl

Toronto Symphony Performed First Concert (1927)

First Staffed Apollo Mission Launched (1968)

12

Thanksgiving Day

Pearson Won Nobel Peace Prize (1957)

13

Trudeau Said, "Just watch me" (1970)

14

Battle of Hastings Fought (1066)

WW II Came to Shores of Newfoundland (1942)

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

15

Nelson Mandela Awarded Nobel Peace Prize (1993)

16

Dictionary Day

World Food Day

Cuban Missile Crisis Began (1962)

Trudeau Declared Martial Law (1970)

17

Canada Officially Became Bilingual (1968)

Mother Teresa Awarded Nobel Peace Prize (1979)

18

Persons Day

Alaska Purchased from Russia (1867)

Oct. 18-25

Chemistry Week

19

Largest Mass of Gold Discovered (1872)

"Rocket" Richard Scored 500 Goals (1957)

20

Feminist Nellie McClung's Birthday (1873)

First Issue of LaPresse (1884)

Politician Tommy Douglas's Birthday (1904)

21

Chemist Alfred Nobel's Birthday (1833)

Thomas Edison Invented Light Bulb (1879)

22

First Parachute Jump from Balloon (1797)

23

Ashura

Soccer Star Pelé's Birthday (1940)

Jitters Erupt That Quebec May Separate (1995)

24

Make a Difference Day

United Nations Day

First Transcontinental Telegraph Line Completed (1861)

25

Artist Pablo Picasso's Birthday (1881)

Banting Won Nobel Prize (1923)

Microwave Oven Debuted (1955)

John Steinbeck Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature (1962)

26

Erie Canal Opened (1825)

Two Gray Whales Freed from Ice (1966)

27

New York City's First Subway Opened (1904)

Nylon Debuted (1938)

28

Family Arrived on Underground Railway (1830)

Provinces Drafted Union (1864)

Cuban Missile Crisis Ended (1962)

29

First Oscar Night (1929)

Stock Market Crashed ("Black Tuesday") (1929)

30

War of the Worlds Broadcast (1938)

First Outdoor Vacuum in Toronto (1947)

31

Halloween

Martin Luther Posted 95 Theses (1517)

Donner Party Snowbound (1846)


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