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October 2016 Educators' Calendar

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Oct 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 
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

Labour Day (ACT, NSW, SA)

World Architecture Day

World Habitat 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

Griffith Appointed First Chief Justice (1903)

6

Compulsory Enrollment in Federal Elections Introduced (1911)

President Sadat of Egypt Assassinated (1981)

7

World Walk to Work Day

Captain Cook Reached New Zealand (1769)

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

US Launched Air Strikes Against Taliban in Afghanistan (2001)

8

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

Croatia Declared Independence from Yugoslav Federation (1991)

9

World Post Day

Musician John Lennon Born (1940)

10

World Mental Health Day

Maternity Allowance Act Introduced (1912)

King Tut's Treasures Discovered (1924)

11

Yom Kippur Begins at Sundown

International Day of the Girl

First University Opened—University of Sydney (1852)

First Staffed Apollo Mission Launched (1968)

12

Ride2Work Day

World Arthritis Day

Boer War Began (1899)

Australian National Gallery Opened (1982)

13

World Sight Day

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

Woomera Nuclear Explosions (1953)

Nelson Mandela Awarded Nobel Peace Prize (1993)

16

Sukkot (Jewish Harvest Festival) Begins at Sundown

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

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

Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge Born (1772)

Chemist Alfred Nobel Born (1833)

Thomas Edison Invented Lightbulb (1879)

22

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

Children's Week

International Stammering Awareness Day

First Parachute Jump from Balloon (1797)

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

23

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

National Bandanna Day

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

World Teachers Day

Battle of Pinjarra (1834)

Conscription Referendum Defeated (1916)

29

International Red Cross Founded (1863)

30

Diwali (Hindu Festival)

War of the Worlds Broadcast (1938)

Racial Discrimination Act Took Effect (1975)

31

Halloween

National Astrological Observatory Opened (1961)

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

 

 

 

 

 


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