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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


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

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"

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

October 13

Defense of the Cutter Eagle
Defense of the Cutter Eagle

October 14: Defender of Ukraine Day

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

October 15

Mata Hari
Mata Hari

October 16

Jadwiga of Poland
Jadwiga of Poland

October 17

Lake Burley Griffin
Lake Burley Griffin

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

October 19

Artist's impression of ʻOumuamua
Artist's impression of ʻOumuamua

October 20

Maria Theresa of Austria
Maria Theresa of Austria

October 21

Port of Saint-Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Port of Saint-Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon

October 22: International Stuttering Awareness Day; Feast day of Saint John Paul II (Catholicism)

Montparnasse derailment
Montparnasse derailment

October 23: Mole Day

Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis
Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis

October 24

Bust of Qutuz
Bust of Qutuz

October 25: Vijayadashami (Hinduism, 2020)

George III
George III

October 26

Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells

October 27

Michael D. Higgins
Michael D. Higgins

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

Ladislaus the Posthumous
Ladislaus the Posthumous

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

Marmaray train
Marmaray train

October 30: Mischief Night

French troops capturing Stettin
French troops capturing Stettin

October 31: Halloween

Strikers surrounding a streetcar in Indianapolis
Strikers surrounding a streetcar in Indianapolis


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