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Special Days to celebrate in October
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October 1 The first CD player went on sale in 1982, developed by Sony, Philips, and Polygram, and cost $625.00.
October 2 Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schultz debuted in 1950.
October 3 East and West Germany were reunited in 1990.
October 4 The first successful manmade Earth satellite, Sputnik I, was launched.
October 7 Cabbage Patch Kids were introduced in 1983.
October 8 The Great Chicago Fire began in 1871
  R.L. Stein's birthday (1943)
October 9 Leif Eriksson Day
October 10 The tuxedo was first introduced in New York in 1886.
October 11 First lady, Eleanor Roosevelt's birthday (1884)
October 12 Columbus Day
October 13 The cornerstone of the White House was laid in 1792.
October 15 National Grouch Day ... bah humbug!
October 15-20 National Chemistry Week
October 16 Dictionary Day ... Noah Webster's birthday (1843)
October 16-22 Teen Read Week
  National Teen Driver Safety Week
October 18 Shel Silverstein's birthday (1932)
October 19 Ed Emberley's birthday
October 20 Crockett Johnson's birthday (1906)
October 21 Edison Invents the Light Bulb  (1879)
October 22 Olympic gold medal figure skater, Brian Boitano's birthday (1963)
October 23-31 Red Ribbon Week
October 24 United Nation Day ... begun in 1945.
October 25 Pablo Picasso's birthday (1881)
October 28 Statue of Liberty was unveiled in New York in 1886.
October 29 Internet's birthday (1969)
October 30 Emily Post's birthday (1872)
October 31 Halloween

 

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