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October 1: Shemini Atzeret (Judaism, 2018); Beginning of the National Day celebrations in China (1949); Unification Day in Cameroon (1961); Filipino American History Month (begins)

St Pancras railway station
St Pancras railway station

Yaqub Spata (d. 1416) · Rose O'Neal Greenhow (d. 1864) · Zhu Rongji (b. 1928)

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October 2: International Day of Non-Violence; Gandhi Jayanti in India

Opus Dei logo
Opus Dei logo

David Teniers III (d. 1685) · Charles Lee (d. 1782) · Sting (b. 1951)

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October 3

Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer

Sophie Treadwell (b. 1885) · Carl Nielsen (d. 1931) · Olivia Shakespear (d. 1938)

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October 4

Sputnik 1
Sputnik 1

John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll (d. 1743) · Jenny Twitchell Kempton (b. 1835) · Zinha Vaz (b. 1952)

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October 5

Women's March on Versailles
Women's March on Versailles

Giovanni Visconti (d. 1354) · Paul Fleming (b. 1609) · Eduardo Duhalde (b. 1941)

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October 6: German-American Day in the United States

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Instagram logo

Sarah Crosby (b. 1729) · Goh Keng Swee (b. 1918) · Babasaheb Bhosale (d. 2007)

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October 7

Ezra Cornell
Ezra Cornell

Guru Gobind Singh (d. 1708) · Charles XIII of Sweden (b. 1748) · Beatrice Hutton (d. 1990)

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October 8: Thanksgiving in Canada (2018); Independence Day in Croatia (1991)

Gustav Mahler
Gustav Mahler

Harriet Taylor Mill (b. 1807) · Kiichi Miyazawa (b. 1919) · Wendell Willkie (d. 1944)

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October 9: Leif Erikson Day in the United States

Washington Monument
Washington Monument

Henry Constable (d. 1613) · Benjamin Banneker (d. 1806) · Mona Best (d. 1988)

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October 10

Triton, moon of Neptune
Triton, moon of Neptune

Paulinus of York (d. 644) · Han van Meegeren (b. 1889) · R. K. Narayan (b. 1906)

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October 11: National Coming Out Day (international)

Bashir Shihab II
Bashir Shihab II

Grigory Potemkin (b. 1739) · Henry J. Heinz (b. 1844) · Dorothea Lange (d. 1965)

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October 12: National Day in Spain (1492)

Jeanne Geneviève Garnerin (née Labrosse)
Jeanne Geneviève Garnerin (née Labrosse)

Thomas Dudley (b. 1576) · Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth (d. 1758) · Sheila Florance (d. 1991)

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October 13: Friday the 13th (2017)

Georgia Institute of Technology in 1899
Georgia Institute of Technology in 1899

Iyasu I (d. 1706) · Lillie Langtry (b. 1853) · Walter Houser Brattain (d. 1987)

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October 14: Defender of Ukraine Day

B. R. Ambedkar
B. R. Ambedkar

Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham (b. 1726) · Mary Margaret O'Reilly (b. 1865) · Julius Nyerere (d. 1999)

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October 15

Air India Boeing 747
Air India Boeing 747

Al-Mu'tamid (d. 892) · Dolores Jiménez y Muro (d. 1925) · Julia Yeomans (b. 1954)

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October 16

Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette

Pedro González de Lara (d. 1130) · Lucy Stanton (b. 1831) · Angela Lansbury (b. 1925)

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October 17: Dessalines Day in Haiti (1806)

Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australia
Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australia

Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke (d. 1781) · Childe Hassam (b. 1859) · Chuka Umunna (b. 1978)

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October 18: Vijayadashami begins (Hinduism, 2018); Feast day of Saint Luke; Independence Day in Azerbaijan (1991); Alaska Day (1867)

Bob Beamon
Bob Beamon

Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (d. 1744) · Lucy Stone (d. 1893) · Freida Pinto (b. 1984)

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October 19

Streptomycin
Streptomycin

Annie Smith Peck (b. 1850) · Demetrios Christodoulou (b. 1951) · Ali Treki (d. 2015)

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October 20

Maria Theresa of Austria
Maria Theresa of Austria

Pauline Bonaparte (b. 1780) · Tom Petty (b. 1950) · Farooq Leghari (d. 2010)

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October 21

Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale

Edmund Waller (d. 1687) · Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929) · Steph Davies (b. 1987)

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October 22: International Stuttering Awareness Day

Train wreck at Gare Montparnasse
Train wreck at Gare Montparnasse

George Coulthard (d. 1883) · Edith Kawelohea McKinzie (b. 1925) · Oona King (b. 1967) Bob Odenkirk (b. 1962)

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October 23: Mole Day

Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis
Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis

Sweyn III of Denmark (d. 1157) · Ludwig Leichhardt (b. 1813) · Soong Mei-ling (d. 2003)

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October 24

George Washington Bridge
George Washington Bridge

William Prynne (d. 1669) · Letitia Woods Brown (b. 1915) · Roman Abramovich (b. 1966)

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October 25

Charge of the Light Brigade
Charge of the Light Brigade

Ya'qub ibn al-Layth al-Saffar (b. 840) · Grace Banker (b. 1892) · Katy Perry (b. 1984)

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October 26

Chicago Theatre
Chicago Theatre

John Basset (b. 1518) · William T. Anderson (d. 1864) · Oro (d. 1993)

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October 27

Ayub Khan
Ayub Khan

Mary Sidney (b. 1561) · Robert Hubert (d. 1666) · Judy LaMarsh (d. 1980)

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October 28: Feast day of Jude the Apostle (Western Christianity)

Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty

Ibas of Edessa (d. 457) · Marie of the Incarnation (b. 1599) · Francis Bacon (b. 1909)

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October 29

Sir Walter Raleigh
Sir Walter Raleigh

Marie of Romania (b. 1875) · Diana Serra Cary (b. 1918) · Carlos Guastavino (d. 2000)

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October 30: Arba'een/Arba'een Pilgrimage (Shia Islam, 2018); Mischief Night in some areas of the United States

George I of Greece
George I of Greece

André Chénier (b. 1762) · William H. Webb (d. 1899) · Florence Nagle (d. 1988)

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October 31: Halloween

Indira Gandhi
Indira Gandhi

Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1723) · Marie Louise Andrews (b. 1849) · Muriel Duckworth (b. 1908)

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