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October 1: Mid-Autumn Festival (traditional Chinese, 2020); Unification Day in Cameroon (1961); Independence Day in Tuvalu (1978); Filipino American History Month begins

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

John Logie Baird
John Logie Baird
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October 3: First day of Sukkot (Judaism, 2020)

Siegfried & Roy with a white lion
Siegfried & Roy with a white lion
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October 4: Cinnamon Roll Day in Sweden and Finland

Replica of Sputnik 1
Replica of Sputnik 1
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October 5

Jarrow marchers with Ellen Wilkinson
Jarrow marchers with Ellen Wilkinson
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October 6: German-American Day in the United States

Carlos Álvarez
Carlos Álvarez
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October 7

Landslide in Mameyes, Puerto Rico
Landslide in Mameyes, Puerto Rico
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October 8

Don Larsen baseball card
Don Larsen baseball card
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October 9: Leif Erikson Day

Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai
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October 10: Shemini Atzeret (Judaism, 2020)

Spiro Agnew
Spiro Agnew
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October 11: Feast day of Saint James the Deacon (Anglicanism); National Coming Out Day

Nancy Pelosi at the "Great March"
Nancy Pelosi at the "Great March"
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October 12: Thanksgiving in Canada (2020); National Day in Spain (1492)

New York City entrance of the Holland Tunnel
New York City entrance of the Holland Tunnel
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October 13

Defense of the Cutter Eagle
Defense of the Cutter Eagle
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October 14: Defender of Ukraine Day

Harold's death as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry
Harold's death as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry
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October 15

Mata Hari
Mata Hari
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October 16

Jadwiga of Poland
Jadwiga of Poland
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October 17

Lake Burley Griffin
Lake Burley Griffin
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October 18: Twin Holy Birthdays begin (Baháʼí Faith, 2020); Feast day of Saint Luke (Christianity); Alaska Day (1867)

Regency TR-1 radio
Regency TR-1 radio
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October 19

Artist's impression of ʻOumuamua
Artist's impression of ʻOumuamua
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October 20

Maria Theresa of Austria
Maria Theresa of Austria
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October 21

Port of Saint-Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Port of Saint-Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon
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October 22: International Stuttering Awareness Day; Feast day of Saint John Paul II (Catholicism)

Montparnasse derailment
Montparnasse derailment
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October 23: Mole Day

Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis
Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis
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October 24

William Prynne (d. 1669) · Sarah Josepha Hale (b. 1788) · Lakshmi Sahgal (b. 1914)

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October 25: Vijayadashami (Hinduism, 2020)

Hartog Plate
Hartog Plate

Beatrice of Castile (d. 1359) · Richard Parkes Bonington (b. 1802) · Larry Itliong (b. 1913)

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October 26

George W. Bush signing the Patriot Act into law
George W. Bush signing the Patriot Act into law

Michael Maestlin (d. 1631) · C. W. Post (b. 1854) · Suhailah Noah (b. 1931)

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October 27: Independence Day in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1979)

City Hall station in the 1900s
City Hall station in the 1900s

Lope de Aguirre (d. 1561) · Nancy Storace (b. 1765) · Pumpsie Green (b. 1933)

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

Tutankhamun's mask
Tutankhamun's mask

Margaret I of Denmark (d. 1412) · Johann Karl August Musäus (d. 1787) · Carlos Guastavino (d. 2000)

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October 29: Mawlid (Sunni Islam, 2020); Republic Day in Turkey (1923)

Log of the first message sent on the ARPANET
Log of the first message sent on the ARPANET

Dan Emmett (b. 1815) · Joseph Goebbels (b. 1897) · Jimmy Savile (d. 2011)

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October 30: Mischief Night

Jean Shrimpton in her minidress
Jean Shrimpton in her minidress

Angelica Kauffman (b. 1741) · Ignace Bourget (b. 1799) · Gustav Ludwig Hertz (d. 1975)

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October 31: Halloween

Martin Luther
Martin Luther

Cornelis Jol (d. 1641) · Charles A. Wickliffe (d. 1869) · Larry Mullen Jr. (b. 1961)

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