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Oct 2014

 

 

 
1

Christmas Island Territory Day

International Day of Older Persons

2

Mohandas Gandhi Born/International Day of Nonviolence (1869)

Peanuts Comic Strip Debuted (1950)

3

Yom Kippur Begins at Sundown

World Walk to Work Day

Montebello Islands Atomic Tests (1952)

First Australians Climbed Mt. Everest (1984)

East and West Germany United (1990)

4

World Animal Day

Crimean War Began (1853)

Sputnik I Launched into Orbit (1957)

5

Eid-al-Adha (Muslim Day of Sacrifice)

Griffith Appointed First Chief Justice (1903)

6

Labour Day (ACT, NSW, SA)

World Architecture Day

World Habitat Day

Compulsory Enrollment in Federal Elections Introduced (1911)

President Sadat of Egypt Assassinated (1981)

7

Captain Cook Reached New Zealand (1769)

John Curtain, 14th Prime Minister, Appointed (1941)

US Launched Air Strikes Against Taliban in Afghanistan (2001)

8

Sukkot (Jewish Harvest Festival)

Free Education Act Made Primary School Free in NSW (1906)

Croatia Declared Independence from Yugoslav Federation (1991)

9

World Post Day

World Sight Day

John Lennon Born (1940)

10

World Mental Health Day

Maternity Allowance Act Introduced (1912)

King Tut's Treasures Discovered (1924)

11

International Day of the Girl

First University Opened—University of Sydney (1852)

First Staffed Apollo Mission Launched (1968)

12

World Arthritis Day

Boer War Began (1899)

Australian National Gallery Opened (1982)

13

Greenwich Adopted as Universal Time Meridian of Longitude (1884)

14

Winnie the Pooh First Published (1926)

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

15

Ride2Work Day

Woomera Nuclear Explosions (1953)

Nelson Mandela Awarded Nobel Peace Prize (1993)

16

World Food Day

John Paul II Elected Pope (1978)

17

International Day for Eradication of Poverty

National Railways Link Perth to Sydney (1917)

Peacetime Intelligence Service Formed (1945)

Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme Began (1949)

18

Children's Week

National Bandanna Day

Surf Bathing Association Founded (Surf Lifesaving) (1907)

Black Olympians Suspended for Protest (1968)

19

Largest Mass of Gold Discovered (1872)

Australian Federal Police Formed (1979)

20

Compulsory Military Training Reintroduced (1939)

Sydney Opera House Opened (1973)

21

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Born (1772)

Alfred Nobel Born (1833)

Thomas Edison Invented Lightbulb (1879)

22

First Recorded Eclipse of the Sun Seen in China (2137 BC)

International Stammering Awareness Day

First Parachute Jump from Balloon (1797)

James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister, Elected (1929)

23

Diwali (Hindu Festival)

Soccer Star Pelé Born (1940)

UN General Assembly First Convened (1946)

Cocos Islands Territory Day (1955)

24

First Football Club Formed (Sheffield FC) (1857)

First Transcontinental Telegraph Line Completed (1861)

Wall Street Collapse (1929)

Concorde's Last Commercial Flight (2003)

25

Pink Ribbon Day/Breast Cancer

Microwave Oven Debuted (1955)

26

Government Handed Back Uluru to the Aboriginal Traditional Land Owners (1985)

27

WM Hughes, 7th Prime Minister, Elected (1915)

Nylon Debuted (1938)

28

Battle of Pinjarra (1834)

Conscription Referendum (1916)

29

National Bird Day

International Red Cross Founded (1863)

30

War of the Worlds Broadcast (1938)

Racial Discrimination Act Took Effect (1975)

31

Halloween

World Teachers Day

National Astrological Observatory Opened (1961)

Indira Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister, Shot Dead (1984)

 


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