Saturday, October 1, 2016

Happy October

Happy October-one of my favorite months.  The weather is generally perfect and the fall foliage is beautiful.

Here are a few facts about October:

The birthstones for October are the tourmaline and the opal.
The zodiac signs for October are Libra (September 23 - October 22) and Scorpio (October 23 - November 21).
The birth flower for October is the calendula (asters, marigolds and daisies).

On October 1, 1896, free rural delivery of mail started in the United States.
October 4, 1957, the first artificial satellite was launched by the Soviet Union.
October 5, 1947, the first presidential telecast address from the White House was made by Harry S. Truman.
October 7, 1816, the Washington (first double-decked steamboat) arrived at New Orleans.
October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in America.
October 18, 1867, The U.S. flag was formally raised over Alaska.
October 22, 1836, Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
October 31, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state of the United States.

National Cookie Month
National Chili Month
National Pizza Month
National Dessert Month
National Seafood Month

More US presidents have been born in October than in any other month: John Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and Jimmy Carter

October holidays:
Columbus Day
Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur

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