Important Dates: October 2016


1st International Day of Older Persons  Link

1st World Vegetarian Day  Link

3rd World Habitat Day  Link

4th World Animal Day  Link

5th World Teachers Day  Link

5th National Personal Safety Day  Link

6th National Poetry Day  Link

7th Byte Night  Link

7th World Smile Day  Link

8th King Harold Day  Link

8th World Hospice and Palliative Care Day  Link

9th World Post Day  Link

10th World Mental Health Day  Link

11th Ada Lovelace Day  Link

12th World Arthritis Day  Link

13th International Day for Disaster Reduction  Link

13th World Sight Day  Link

15th Global Hand washing Day  Link

15th Conflict Resolution Day   Link

16th World Food Day  Link

18th Anti Slavery Day  Link

20th International Credit Union Day  Link

20th World Osteoporosis Day  Link

21st Apple Day  Link

21st Trafalgar Day  Link

21st Wear It Pink  Link

22nd International Stammering Awareness Day  Link

22nd Make a Difference Day  Link

24th United Nations Day Link

29th World Psoriasis Day  Link

29th World Stroke Day  Link

30th Clocks go back

31st National Bug Busting Day  Link

31st Hallowe’en



3rd-7th Humphreys Pyjama Week  Link

3rd-8th Backcare Awareness Week  Link

4th-10th World Space Week   Link

9th-15th Baby Loss Awareness Week  Link

10th-16th Wool Week  Link

10th-16th National Braille Week  Link

10th-16th National Curry Week  Link

10th-16th Chocolate Week  Link

10th-17th British Egg Week  Link

15th-30th Family Learning Festival  Link

17th-23rd National Baking Week  Link

23rd-30th One World Week  Link

26th-31st National Lorry Week  Link



Black History Awareness Month      Link

Breast Cancer Awareness Month     Link

International Walk to School Month  Link

International School Library Month   Link

Lupus Awareness Month      Link

National Cholesterol Month   Link

The Big Draw  Link


October Religious Days   

1st-10th Navaratri (Hindu)

2nd Muharram (Islam)

3rd-4th Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)

11th Dasara (Hindu)

12th Ashura (Islam)

12th Yom Kippur (Jewish)

17th-23rd Sukkot (Jewish)

18th St Luke (Christian)

20th Birth of the Bab (Bahai)

20th Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth (Sikh)

24th Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)

25th Simchat Torah (Jewish)

30th Diwali (Hindu, Sikh, Jain)

31st All Hallows Eve (Christian)

31st Wicca (Pagan)

31st New Year (Jain)


October National Days

1st China: National Day
1st Cyprus: National Day
1st Nigeria: Republic Day 1 Palau: National Day
1st Tuvalu: Independence Day
2nd Guinea: National Day
3rd Germany: National Day
4th Lesotho: National Day
9th Uganda: Independence Day
10th Taiwan: National Day 10 Fiji: National Day
12th Equatorial Guinea: National Day
12th Spain: National Day
19th Niue: National Day
21st Somalia: The Twenty-First of October Revolution
22nd Holy See: Anniversary, Pontifical Ministry of HH Pope John Paul II
24th Zambia: Independence Day
26th Austria: National Day
27th St Vincent and the Grenadines: National Day
27th Turkmenistan: National Day
28th Czech Republic: National Day
29th Turkey: Republic Day

October This Day in History

1st The People’s Republic of China proclaimed (1949)

3rd East and West Germany are reunited after 45 years (1990)

4th First English translation of the entire bible printed (1535)

4th Soviet satellite Sputnik is the first man-made object in space (1957)

4th Battle of Mogadishu (1993)

5th Jarrow March – 200 men from Tyneside march to parliament in London (1936)

6th First talking film – Al Jolson in the Jazz Singer – shown in USA (1927)

6th Yom Kippur War – Egypt and Syria attack Israel (1973)

6th President Anwar Sadat of Egypt assassinated (1981)

10th Emmeline Pankhurst forms Women’s Social & Political Union – women’s rights movement (1903)

12th Christopher Columbus lands in Bahamas (1492)

14th William defeats Harold in the Battle of Hastings (1066)

16th Marie Antionette is guillotined in Paris (1793)

21st Nelson is killed at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805)

21st Florence Nightingale leaves England for the Crimean War (1854)

22nd First ever parachute jump – by Andre-Jacques Garnerin from balloon over Paris (1797)

23rd Edgehill, the first major battle of English Civil War (1642)

23rd Hungarian Revolution begins (1956)

24th Black Thursday begins Wall Street Crash in New York (1929)

24th United Nations begins (1945)

25th Battle of Agincourt (1415)

25th Charge of the Light Brigade (1854)

31st Indira Gandhi killed (1984)

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Mike Hutchins is the founder of Good Morning Children, an on-line company that provides engaging and mentally stimulating resources for primary school children of all ages. Mike started Good Morning Children in 2006 with the aim of the company being to help children develop key thinking and reasoning skills. His qualifications include B.Sc (Engineering) and a PGCE in primary education.

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