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Mark Angelo Askew is the author of "Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Guide Workbook and Keepsake" and the founder and director of the Family Reunion Planning Group that established November as Annual Family Reunion Planning Month.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October Awareness Observances Factoids and Infographic

National October Awareness Factoids

There is always something historic happening. Milestones that will be etched on the walls of observance for centuries to comes. Consider these great factoids regarding the month of October.

The birth flower for October is the calendula. The birthstones for October are the tourmaline and the opal. It was October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in America. Centuries later on October 7, 1816, the Washington (first double-decked steamboat) arrived at New Orleans. October 31, 1864, marked the day Nevada became the 36th state of the United States. Decades later on October 1, 1896, free rural delivery of mail started in the United States.

The first presidential telecast address from the White House occurred on October 5, 1947, by Harry S. Truman.  On October 4, 1957, the first artificial satellite was launched by the Soviet Union.

October climate conditions make it the ideal month for outdoor/indoor festivals and fairs. It's a good month to take nature hikes and collect dried foliage for reefs, dried flower arrangements, and other kinds of home decor.

October Awareness Observances

National AIDS Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Family History Month
National Pizza Month
National Clock Month
National Computer Learning Month
National Roller Skating Month
Adopt a Dog Month
National Adopt a shelter pet Month
National Apple Month
National Applejack Month
National Car Care Month
National Cosmetology Month
National Stamp Collecting Month
National Dessert Month
National Pretzel Month
National Pickled Pepper Month
National Popcorn Popping Month
National Sarcastic Month
National Seafood Month
National Kitchen and Bath Month
National Vegetarian Awareness Month
National Polish History Month
National Child Health Month
National Pasta Month
Nation Pork Month
National Cookie Month
National Health Literacy Month
National Diversity Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Depression Education & Awareness Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Dinosaur Month
Eat Country Ham
Hunger Awareness Month
National Communicate with Your Kid Month
Fantasy Month
National Pharmacy Month
Do-It-Yourself Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Orthodontic Month
Consumer Information Month
World Chocolate Awareness Month

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