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October 1: Day of Ashura,National Day in China (1949); Unification Day in Cameroon (1961); Independence Day in Nigeria (1960), Palau (1994), and Tuvalu (1978); Filipino American History Month begins in the United States

Aerial view of Stanford University
Aerial view of Stanford University

Henry III of England (b. 1207) · Helen Mayo (b. 1878) · Lucy Li (b. 2002)

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

Jacques Cartier
Jacques Cartier

Richard III of England (b. 1452) · Sting (b. 1951) · Ayumi Hamasaki (b. 1978)

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October 3: German Unity Day; National Day in Iraq (1932); National Foundation Day in South Korea

Boris III of Bulgaria
Boris III of Bulgaria

Francis of Assisi (d. 1226) · Olivia Shakespear (d. 1938) ·

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October 4: Sukkot begins at sunset (Judaism, 2017); Feast day of St. Francis of Assisi (Catholicism); Mid-Autumn Festival (Chinese calendar, 2017)

InterCity 125 train
InterCity 125 train

Teresa of Ávila (d. 1582) · Rembrandt (d. 1669) · Agneta Matthes (b. 1847) ·

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October 5: Republic Day in Portugal (1910)

Women's March on Versailles
Women's March on Versailles

Denis Diderot (b. 1713) · Kate Winslet (b. 1975) ·

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October 6

Eleftherios Venizelos
Eleftherios Venizelos

Charles Stewart Parnell (d. 1891) · Alfred, Lord Tennyson (d. 1892) · Hattie Jacques (d. 1980)

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October 7: Feast day of St. Osyth

Anna Politkovskaya
Anna Politkovskaya

Marie Lloyd (d. 1922) · Ulrike Meinhof (b. 1934) ·

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October 8: Independence Day in Croatia (1991)

Wreckage from the Harrow and Wealdstone train crash
Wreckage from the Harrow and Wealdstone train crash

Ellen Wilkinson (b. 1891) ·

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October 9: Thanksgiving in Canada (2017); Health and Sports Day in Japan (2017); Hangul Day in South Korea (1446); Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, and Leif Erikson Day (2017) in the United States

The words Chosŏn'gŭl and Hangul written in Hangul
The words Chosŏn'gŭl and Hangul written in Hangul

Fanny Imlay (d. 1816) · Camille Saint-Saëns (b. 1835) · Rockin' Robin (b. 1964) · Mona Best (d. 1988)

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

Triton, moon of Neptune
Triton, moon of Neptune

Blanche Lazzell (b. 1878) · Beatriz Michelena (d. 1942) · Priaulx Rainier (d. 1986)

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October 11: National Coming Out Day (international); Yom Kippur begins at sunset (Judaism, 2016)

Apollo 7 launch
Apollo 7 launch

María Teresa Ferrari (b. 1887) ·

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October 12: Shemini Atzeret (Judaism, 2017); Our Lady Aparecida's Day in Brazil; Independence Day in Equatorial Guinea (1968); National Day in Spain (1492)

Werner von Siemens
Werner von Siemens

Edward VI of England (b. 1537) · Sonja Henie (d. 1969) ·

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October 13

Paddington Bear
Paddington Bear

Lillie Langtry (b. 1853) ·

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October 14: Defender of Ukraine Day

Bell X-1
Bell X-1

Éamon de Valera (b. 1882) ·

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October 15: Global Handwashing Day

Air India Boeing 747
Air India Boeing 747

Friedrich Nietzsche (b. 1844) · Elizabeth Alexander (b. 1908)

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October 16

Margaret Sanger
Margaret Sanger

Oscar Wilde (b. 1854) · Pamela C. Rasmussen (b. 1959)

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October 17: Tihar/Swanti begin (Nepalese calendar, 2017); Dessalines Day in Haiti (1806)

Kepler's Supernova
Kepler's Supernova

Dami Im (b. 1988) · Laura Secord (d. 1868)

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October 18: Deepavali in South India (2017); Feast day of Saint Luke; Independence Day in Azerbaijan (1991); Alaska Day (1867)

Regency TR-1 transistor radio
Regency TR-1 transistor radio

Prince Eugene of Savoy (b. 1663) · Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (d. 1865) · Charles Babbage (d. 1871) · Violeta Chamorro (b. 1929)

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October 19: Diwali (Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism, 2017); Mother Teresa Day in Albania

Ferdinand and Isabella
Ferdinand and Isabella

Thomas Browne (b. 1605, d. 1682) · Jonathan Swift (d. 1745) · Eleanor Norcross (d. 1923)

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October 20

Muammar Gaddafi
Muammar Gaddafi

Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1740) · Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (b. 1784) · Jean Keene (b. 1923)

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October 21: Trafalgar Day in various Commonwealth countries

Overture, can-can section

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (b. 1772) · Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (d. 1805) · Judy Sheindlin (b. 1942)

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October 22: International Stuttering Awareness Day

Hubert Pierlot
Hubert Pierlot

Franz Liszt (b. 1811) · Nadia Boulanger (d. 1979) ·

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October 23: National Day in Hungary (1956); Labour Day in New Zealand (2017); Mole Day

Claude François de Malet
Claude François de Malet

Clarice Cliff (d. 1972) · Annabel Breuer (b. 1992) ·

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October 24: United Nations Day (1945); Independence Day in Zambia (1964)

Domitian (b. 51) · Letitia Woods Brown (b. 1915)

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October 25: Retrocession Day in Taiwan (1945)

The Hartog Plate (replica)
The Hartog Plate (replica)

Geoffrey Chaucer (d. 1400) · George II of Great Britain (d. 1760) · Thomas Babington Macaulay (b. 1800) · Nancy Cartwright (b. 1957)

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October 26: National Day in Austria (1955)

Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (d. 1902) · Hillary Clinton (b. 1947)

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October 27: Independence Day in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1979) and Turkmenistan (1991)

City Hall station, New York City Subway
City Hall station, New York City Subway

Æthelstan (d. 939) · Sylvia Plath (b. 1932) · Zoya Phan (b. 1980) ·

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October 28: Feast days of Simon the Zealot and Jude the Apostle (Western Christianity)

Tutankhamun's mask
Tutankhamun's mask

Bill Gates (b. 1955) · Aki Toyosaki (b. 1986) · Ted Hughes (d. 1998)

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October 29: Republic Day in Turkey (1923)

Mount Hood, Oregon
Mount Hood, Oregon

Narcisa de Jesús (b. 1832) ·

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

Henry VII of England
Henry VII of England

Adelaide Anne Procter (b. 1825) · Hilja Riipinen (b. 1883)

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

Benito Mussolini
Benito Mussolini

John Keats (b. 1795) · Natalie Clifford Barney (b. 1876) ·

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