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October 1: Day of Ashura (Islam, 2017); National Day in China (1949); Unification Day in Cameroon (1961); Filipino American History Month

Cover of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management
Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management

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

HMS Curacoa
HMS Curacoa

Muhammad Parviz (b. 1589) · Samuel Adams (d. 1803) · Ayumi Hamasaki (b. 1978)

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October 3

Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer

Muhammad ibn Zayd (d. 900) · Pierre Bonnard (b. 1867) · Olivia Shakespear (d. 1938)

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October 4: Mid-Autumn Festival (Chinese calendar, 2017)

Sputnik 1
Sputnik 1

Gabriele Paleotti (b. 1522) · Agneta Matthes (b. 1847) · Henrietta Lacks (d. 1951)

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October 5: Sukkot begins (Judaism, 2017)

Samuel Griffith
Samuel Griffith

Jacques Offenbach (d. 1880) · Magda Szabó (b. 1917) · Kate Winslet (b. 1975)

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October 6: German-American Day in the United States

Egyptian forces crossing the Suez Canal
Egyptian forces crossing the Suez Canal

Matteo Ricci (b. 1552) · Guru Har Rai (d. 1661) · Hattie Jacques (d. 1980)

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October 7

Iskander Mirza
Iskander Mirza

Stanisław Żółkiewski (d. 1620) · Niels Bohr (b. 1885) · Marie Lloyd (d. 1922)

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October 8: Independence Day in Croatia (1991)

Gustav Mahler
Gustav Mahler

William John Swainson (b. 1789) · Ellen Wilkinson (b. 1891) · Wendell Willkie (d. 1944)

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October 9: Thanksgiving in Canada (2017); Hangul Day in South Korea (1446); Leif Erikson Day in the United States

Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai

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

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October 10

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)

Huldrych Zwingli
Huldrych Zwingli

Casimir Pulaski (d. 1779) · María Teresa Ferrari (b. 1887) · Thích Nhất Hạnh (b. 1926)

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October 12: Shemini Atzeret (Judaism, 2017); Feast day of Our Lady of the Pillar in the Philippines and Spain; National Day in Spain (1492)

Nikita Khrushchev
Nikita Khrushchev

Demosthenes (d. 322 BC) · Ramsay MacDonald (b. 1866) · Ricky Wilson (d. 1985)

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October 13: Friday the 13th (2017)

Georgia Institute of Technology in 1899
Georgia Institute of Technology in 1899

Iyasu I (d. 1706) · Lillie Langtry (b. 1853) · Walter Houser Brattain (d. 1987)

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October 14: Defender of Ukraine Day

Rescuers at the Senghenydd colliery
Rescuers at the Senghenydd colliery

Jacques Arcadelt (d. 1568) · Masaoka Shiki (b. 1867) · Sumner Welles (b. 1892)

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October 15: Global Handwashing Day

Mata Hari
Mata Hari

Marie-Marguerite d'Youville (b. 1701) · Tadeusz Kościuszko (d. 1817) · Elizabeth Alexander (d. 1958)

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October 16

Girton College
Girton College

Pedro González de Lara (d. 1130) · Lucy Stanton (b. 1831) · Pamela C. Rasmussen (b. 1959)

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October 17: Dessalines Day in Haiti (1806)

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

Beatrice of Falkenburg (d. 1277) · Herbert Howells (b. 1892) · Malak Hifni Nasif (d. 1918)

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

Replica of Venera 4
Replica of Venera 4

Lady Mary Wroth (b. 1587) · Jacob Jordaens (d. 1678) · Maria Antonescu (d. 1964)

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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)

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October 21: Twin Holy Birthdays begin (Bahá'í Faith, 2017)

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: Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh (Bahá’í Faith, 2017), International Stuttering Awareness Day

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

Qian Weijun (b. 955) · Sahle Selassie (d. 1847) · Deepak Chopra (b. 1946)

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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: 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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