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October 1: Shemini Atzeret (Judaism, 2018); Beginning of the National Day celebrations in China (1949); Unification Day in Cameroon (1961); Filipino American History Month (begins)

St Pancras railway station
St Pancras railway station

Yaqub Spata (d. 1416) · Rose O'Neal Greenhow (d. 1864) · Zhu Rongji (b. 1928)

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

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Opus Dei logo

David Teniers III (d. 1685) · Charles Lee (d. 1782) · Sting (b. 1951)

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October 3

Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer

Sophie Treadwell (b. 1885) · Carl Nielsen (d. 1931) · Olivia Shakespear (d. 1938)

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October 4

Sputnik 1
Sputnik 1

John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll (d. 1743) · Jenny Twitchell Kempton (b. 1835) · Zinha Vaz (b. 1952)

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October 5

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

Giovanni Visconti (d. 1354) · Paul Fleming (b. 1609) · Eduardo Duhalde (b. 1941)

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October 6: German-American Day in the United States

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Instagram logo

Sarah Crosby (b. 1729) · Goh Keng Swee (b. 1918) · Babasaheb Bhosale (d. 2007)

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October 7

Ezra Cornell
Ezra Cornell

Guru Gobind Singh (d. 1708) · Charles XIII of Sweden (b. 1748) · Beatrice Hutton (d. 1990)

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October 8: Thanksgiving in Canada (2018); Independence Day in Croatia (1991)

Gustav Mahler
Gustav Mahler

Harriet Taylor Mill (b. 1807) · Kiichi Miyazawa (b. 1919) · Wendell Willkie (d. 1944)

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October 9: Leif Erikson Day in the United States

Washington Monument
Washington Monument

Henry Constable (d. 1613) · Benjamin Banneker (d. 1806) · Mona Best (d. 1988)

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October 10

Triton, moon of Neptune
Triton, moon of Neptune

Paulinus of York (d. 644) · Han van Meegeren (b. 1889) · R. K. Narayan (b. 1906)

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October 11: National Coming Out Day (international)

Bashir Shihab II
Bashir Shihab II

Grigory Potemkin (b. 1739) · Henry J. Heinz (b. 1844) · Dorothea Lange (d. 1965)

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October 12: National Day in Spain (1492)

Jeanne Geneviève Garnerin (née Labrosse)
Jeanne Geneviève Garnerin (née Labrosse)

Thomas Dudley (b. 1576) · Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth (d. 1758) · Sheila Florance (d. 1991)

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October 13

Whirlpool Galaxy
Whirlpool Galaxy

Mariotto Albertinelli (b. 1474) · Isaac Brock (d. 1812) · Antonio Berni (d. 1981)

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October 14: Defender of Ukraine Day

B. R. Ambedkar
B. R. Ambedkar

Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham (b. 1726) · Mary Margaret O'Reilly (b. 1865) · Julius Nyerere (d. 1999)

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October 15

Air India Boeing 747
Air India Boeing 747

Al-Mu'tamid (d. 892) · Dolores Jiménez y Muro (d. 1925) · Julia Yeomans (b. 1954)

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October 16

Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette

Pedro González de Lara (d. 1130) · Lucy Stanton (b. 1831) · Angela Lansbury (b. 1925)

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October 17: Dessalines Day in Haiti (1806)

Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australia
Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australia

Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke (d. 1781) · Childe Hassam (b. 1859) · Chuka Umunna (b. 1978)

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October 18: Feast day of Saint Luke; Vijayadashami (Hinduism, 2018); Independence Day in Azerbaijan (1991); Alaska Day (1867)

Bob Beamon
Bob Beamon

Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (d. 1744) · Lucy Stone (d. 1893) · Freida Pinto (b. 1984)

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October 19

Surrender of Lord Cornwallis by John Trumbull
Surrender of Lord Cornwallis by John Trumbull

John Juvenal Ancina (b. 1545) · Salimuzzaman Siddiqui (b. 1897) · Eleanor Norcross (d. 1923)

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October 20

Maria Theresa of Austria
Maria Theresa of Austria

Ralph d'Escures (d. 1122) · Simon de Vos (b. 1603) · Jean Keene (b. 1923) · Tom Petty (b. 1950)

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October 21

Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson
Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson

Sims Reeves (b. 1821) · Isabelle Eberhardt (d. 1904) · Virginia Zeani (b. 1925)

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October 22: International Stuttering Awareness Day

André-Jacques Garnerin's parachute
André-Jacques Garnerin's parachute

Qian Weijun (b. 955) · Sahle Selassie (d. 1847) · Andrew Fisher (d. 1928) Bob Odenkirk (b. 1962)

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October 23: Mole Day

Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis
Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis

Anne Oldfield (d. 1730) · Stefano Franscini (b. 1796) · Annabel Breuer (b. 1992)

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October 24

Japanese battleship Musashi
Japanese battleship Musashi

Tycho Brahe (d. 1601) · Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham (b. 1675) · Letitia Woods Brown (b. 1915)

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October 25

George III
George III

Magnus the Good (d. 1047) · Thomas Babington Macaulay (b. 1800) · Bernard Hogan-Howe (b. 1957)

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October 26: National Day in Austria (1955)

Laurent Gbagbo
Laurent Gbagbo

Cuthbert of Canterbury (d. 760) · Elizabeth Cady Stanton (d. 1902) · Masaharu Iwata (b. 1966)

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October 27

Ayub Khan
Ayub Khan

Gabriel Báthory (d. 1613) · Oliver Leese (b. 1894) · Zoya Phan (b. 1980)

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

Tutankhamun's mask
Tutankhamun's mask

Johann Karl August Musäus (d. 1787) · Rosalie Slaughter Morton (b. 1876) · Bill Gates (b. 1955)

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October 29: Republic Day in Turkey (1923)

Mount Hood, Oregon
Mount Hood, Oregon

Dirck Coornhert (d. 1590) · Narcisa de León (b. 1877) · Lipman Bers (d. 1993)

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October 30: Arba'een/Arba'een Pilgrimage (Shia Islam, 2018);Mischief Night in some areas of the United States

Raúl Alfonsín
Raúl Alfonsín

Hieronymus van Beverningh (d. 1690) · Adelaide Anne Procter (b. 1825) · Hilja Riipinen (b. 1883)

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

Indira Gandhi
Indira Gandhi

John Keats (b. 1795) · Natalie Clifford Barney (b. 1876) · Charles Taze Russell (d. 1916)

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