Interesting Facts About October

Ali Kane
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October is a favorite month for many because it’s just the right temperature and the fall season is in full swing.  October is the tenth month of the Gregorian and Julian calendars and is the sixth month of seven to have a length of 31 days.

The name October comes for the Latin word Octo, meaning eight because this was the eighth month in the early months of the Roman calendar. When the Roman calendar adopted the 12-month calendar, the name October stuck even though its currently the tenth month of the year.  

Here are some Interesting Facts about the month of October:

October’s birthstones are Tourmaline and Opal

Birth Flower for the month of October is the Calendula or Marigolds

October has two zodiac symbols: Libra (until October 22nd) and Scorpio (from October 23rd to November 22nd)

October is National Pizza Month, National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, National Pork Month, and National Seafood Month

October ends of the same day of the week as February every year

More United States Presidents were born in the month of October than any other month, while only five First Ladies have been born in the month of October

In October 1925, the first working TV was tested by John Logie Baird

In October 1886, France presented the US with the Statue of Liberty

October 2020 brings two full moons: The Harvest Moon on Thursday, October 1st and the Hunter’s Moon on Saturday, October 31st. The Hunter’s Moon is special for two reasons, it’s a rare Halloween full Moon and a Blue Moon

Halloween is celebrated every year on October 31st


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