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Peanuts HalloweenHappy October! What is the first idea that pops into your mind when you think about the tenth month of the year? Halloween, of course, but there is so much more to the month than jack o’ lanterns, costumes and candy than many people realize We thought it would be fun to put together a list of all the events and anniversaries that occurred in October throughout the years:

October 1, 1908: Ford introduced the first Model T car

October 2, 1950: The first Peanuts comic was printed and appeared in seven newspapers

October 3, 1960: The Andy Griffith Show debuted

October 4, 1927: Sculpting begins on Mount Rushmore

October 5, 1921: The World Series was first broadcasted on the radio

October 6, 1889: Thomas Edison showed the first motion picture

October 7, 1916: Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University with a final score of 222-0, one of the most lopsided victories in American college football

October 8, 1957: The Dodgers announce that they will be moving to Los Angeles

October 9, 1888: The Washington Monument is officially opened

October 10, 1979: The Pac-Man arcade game is debuted

October 11, 1939: Franklin D. Roosevelt received a letter from Albert Einstein describing the atom bomb

October 12, 1892: Children in US public school first recited the Pledge of Allegiance

October 13, 1775: The United States Navy is first established

October 14, 1964: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is presented the Nobel Peace Prize

October 15, 1989: Wayne Gretzky became the all team leading scorer in NHL history

October 16, 1923: Walt Disney founded the Walt Disney Company

October 17, 1931: Gangster Al Capone is convicted of tax income evasion

October 18, 2014: Lions Pride will be awarding a Ray Hempel Fellowship at the 27-C1 convention in Wausau

October 18, 1925: The Grand Ole Opry opens in Nashville, Tennessee

October 19, 1985: The first Blockbuster store is opened in Dallas, Texas

October 20, 1803: The US Senate approves the Louisiana Purchase

October 21, 1854: The pioneer of nursing, Florence Nightingale is sent to the Crimean War with a staff of 38 nurses

October 22, 1797: The first recorded parachute jump takes place

October 23, 1946: The UN General Assembly gathered in New York for the first time

October 24, 1861: The first transcontinental telegraph line across the US is completed

October 25, 1936: Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini created the Rome-Berlin axis

October 27, 1904: The first New York City Subway line opened

October 28, 1965: The St. Louis Gateway Arch is completed

October 29, 1863: The International Red Cross is created

October 30, 1960: The first successful kidney transplant is performed in England

October 31, 1892: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is first published

A lot of historical events happened in October. Which one surprised you most?

Source:

http://www.ducksters.com/history/octoberinhistory.php

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