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October 1: Feast day of St. Thérèse of Lisieux (Catholicism); National Day in China (1949); Unification Day in Cameroon (1961); Independence Day in Cyprus and Nigeria (both 1960), and Tuvalu (1978); Filipino American History Month begins in the United States

Shinkansen 0 series 6-car trainset

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

Jacques Cartier

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October 3: Yom Kippur begins at sunset (Judaism, 2014); German Unity Day; National Day in Iraq (1932); National Foundation Day in South Korea

Boris III of Bulgaria

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October 4: First day of Eid al-Adha (Islam, 2014); Yom Kippur ends at nightfall (Judaism, 2014); Feast day of St. Francis of Assisi (Catholicism)

InterCity 125 train

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October 5: International Day of No Prostitution; Republic Day in Portugal (1910)

The Women's March on Versailles (unknown artist)

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October 6: German-American Day in the United States; 1,000th anniversary of the death of Samuel of Bulgaria (reconstruction pictured)

Samuel of Bulgaria (997-1014), reconstruction

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October 7: Feast day of St. Osyth

Iskander Mirza

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October 8: Sukkot begins at sunset (Judaism, 2014); Independence Day in Croatia (1991)

Downtown Edmonton skyline

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October 9: Hangul Day in South Korea (1446); Leif Erikson Day in the United States

Mary Tudor

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October 10: National Day in Fiji (1970) and Taiwan (1911)

Triton, moon of Neptune

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October 11: National Coming Out Day (international)

Pope John XXIII

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October 12: Our Lady Aparecida's Day and Children's Day in Brazil; Independence Day in Equatorial Guinea (1968); National Day in Spain (1492)

Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse in her balloon, before her parachute descent

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October 13: Eid al-Ghadeer (Islam, 2014); Thanksgiving in Canada (2014); Health and Sports Day in Japan (2014)

Roman emperor Claudius

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October 14: Hoshana Rabbah begins at sunset (Judaism, 2014)

Louis Le Prince

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October 15: Shemini Atzeret begins at sunset (Judaism, 2014)

Edward Gibbon

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October 16: World Food Day

Walt Disney

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October 17: Dessalines Day in Haiti (1806)

Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australia

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October 18: Feast day of Saint Luke; Independence Day in Azerbaijan (1991); Alaska Day (1867)

Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg

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October 19: Mother Teresa Day in Albania

John Jay

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October 20: Birth of the Báb, a holy day in the Bahá'í Faith

Douglas MacArthur and staff arrive at Leyte

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October 21: Trafalgar Day in various Commonwealth countries

Florence Nightingale

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October 22

Edison's carbon filament light bulb

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October 23: Diwali (Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism, 2014); Mole Day

Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis

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October 24: United Nations Day (1945); Islamic New Year (2014, 1436 AH); New Year's Day in the Nepal Sambat calendar (2014)

William Lassell

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October 25: Retrocession Day in Taiwan (1945)

Charge of the Light Brigade

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October 26: National Day in Austria (1955); Feast day of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki

St Paul's Cathedral

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October 27: Labour Day in New Zealand (2014)

The Amstel flowing through Amsterdam

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October 28: Feast days of Simon the Zealot and Jude the Apostle (Western Christianity); 100th anniversary of the birth of Jonas Salk

Forbidden City in Beijing

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October 29: Republic Day in Turkey (1923)

Mount Hood, Oregon, US

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October 30: Mischief Night in some areas of the United States

George I, King of the Hellenes

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October 31: Halloween; Samhain begins (Northern Hemisphere); Beltane begins (Southern Hemisphere); Reformation Day (Protestantism)

Martin Luther

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