plus Daily Celebration Ideas*
SELECT your topic.
THINK "What do I know?"
FOLLOW text links to learn more.
CONSIDER related personal experiences.
CONNECT your ideas with other items of interest.
START WRITING, additional thoughts will naturally flow.
It happened in october...
Oct. 1 / 1908 - Ford unveils the Model-T / 1890 - Yosemite National Park established / 1961 - Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's home run record /Homemade Cookie Day / Adopt a Dog Month / Vegetarian Day
Oct. 2 / 1919 - President Wilson suffers massive stroke / 1968 - Gibson strikes out 17 in World Series / Custodial Worker Day / Name Your Car Day
Oct. 3 / 1951 - The shot heard 'round the world / 1990 - East and West Germany unite after 45 years / 1995 - O.J. Simpson acquitted of murder / Virus Appreciation Day / Techie's Day
Oct. 4 / 1927 - Work on Mt. Rushmore begins / 1957 - Russian satellite Sputnik launched / 1992 - Plane crashes into an apartment building / Toot Your Flute Day / Taco Day
Oct. 5 / 1947 - First presidential speech made on T.V. / 1974 - American finishes walk around the world / 1930 - Blimp crashes in France / Do Something Nice Day / World Teachers Day
Oct. 6 / 1866 - First train robbery / 1973 - Yom Kippur War / 1961 - President Kennedy urges Americans to build bomb shelters. / Mad Hatter Day / Octoberfest Day / Noodle Day
Oct. 7 / 1871 - Massive fire burns in Wisconsin / 1913 - Ford begins moving assembly line / 1984 - Walter Peyton sets NFL rushing record / Bathtub Day / Frappe Day
Oct. 8 / 1919 - First transcontinental air race / 1956 - Don Larsen pitches perfect World Series game / Touch Tag Day / Children's Day
Oct. 9 / 1963 - Landslide kills thousands in Italy / 1992 - Meteorite crashes into a parked Chevy Malibu / Curious Events Day / Fire Prevention Day / Moldy Cheese Day
Oct. 10 / 1845 - The US Naval Academy opens / 1944 - 800 children gassed in Auschwitz / Angel Food Cake Day / Mental Health Day / Columbus Day
Oct. 11 / 1793 - Yellow Fever breaks out in Philadelphia / 1975 - Saturday Night debuts / 1975 - Bruce Springsteen's first hit, "Born to Run". / It's My Party Day / Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day
Oct. 12 / 1492 - Columbus reaches the New World. / 1964 - USSR leads space race / 1998 - Anti-gay assault victim dies / Farmer's Day / Moment of Frustration Scream Day
Oct. 13 / 1792 - White House cornerstone laid / 2010 - Chilean miners rescued after 69 days underground / Skeptics Day
Oct. 14 / 1947 - Yeager breaks sound barrier / 1962 - The Cuban missile crisis begins / 1964 - Martin Luther King wins Nobel Peace Prize / Bald and Free Day / Dessert Day
Oct. 15 / 1965 - First Vietnam War draft card burned / 1989 - Gretsky breaks NHL scoring record / 2007 - Drew Carey debuts as new host of Price is Right. / Grouch Day / Mushroom Day / White Cane Safety Day
Oct. 16 / 1964 - China joins A-Bomb Club / 1987 - Baby Jessica rescued from a well / 1996 - World Cup stampede kills 84 / Boss Day / Dictionary Day
Oct. 17 / 1906 - A shoemaker leads German soldiers in robbery / 1989 - Earthquake rocks San Francisco / 1968 - Olympic protesters stripped of medals /Four Prunes Day / Pasta Day / Wear Something Gaudy Day
Oct. 18 / 1931 - Thomas Edison dies. / 1977 - Three homers in three swings by Mr. October / Chocolate Cupcake Day / No Beard Day
Oct. 19 / 1781 - Victory at Yorktown / 1796 - Jefferson accused of affair with slave / Rainforest Day
BE CREATIVE, make your response interesting and fun to read.
TAKE PRIDE in your work.
EDIT AND SHARE the final product with others.
May we prompt you?
Extra Extra - Read all about it... then write a newsworthy article answering the expository questions of "Who, What, When, Where and Why".
Persuasive Essay - Research a controversial event. Identify a difference of opinions from your study, take a position, then present and defend your argument.
Historical Fiction - Using the framework of a "day in time", create your own characters and plot structure... start writing.
*Party Planner - Given the assignment to plan for a particular celebration, submit a detailed proposal to your prospective client.
*Daily Celebrations - Create your own party blog complete with creative party ideas. Include detailed descriptions of the planned activities.
Oct. 20 / 1968 - Fosbury flops to an Olympic record / 1947 - Red Scare comes to Hollywood / Osteoporosis Day
Oct. 21 / 1966 - Mudslide buries school in wales / 1967 - Thousands protest the war in Vietnam / Count Your Buttons Day / Dabbling Day / Pumpkin Cheesecake Day / Reptile Awareness Day
Oct. 22 / 1913 - Coal mine explodes in New Mexico / 1965 - Soldier falls on grenade to save buddies / 1965 - Highway Beautification Act signed / Nut Day / Stuttering Awareness Day
Oct. 23 / 1921 - Unknown soldier is selected / 1976 - Chicago had it's first #1 hit, "If You Leave Me Now" / 1998 - Abortion performing doctor is murdered. / Mole Day / TV Talk-show Host Day
Oct. 24 / 1901 - First barrel ride down Niagara Falls / 1945 - United Nations is born / 1954 - U.S. pledges support to South Vietnam / Take Back Your Time Day / United Nations Day
Oct. 25 / 1881 - Pablo Picasso born / 1774 - Colonies petition English King to address grievances / 1944 - First kamikaze attack of World War II / Sourest Day
Oct. 26 / 1881 - Shootout at the OK Corral / 1986 - Red Sox first baseman, Bill Buckner, lets ground ball go though his legs for World Series loss. / Mule Day / Howl at the Moon Night
Oct. 27 / 1659 - Quakers executed for religious beliefs / 1904 - New York City subway opens / 1873 - Barbed wire is patented / Cranky Co-Worker Day / Navy Day
Oct. 28 / 1865 - Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri completed / 1886 - Statue of Liberty dedicated / Stuffed Animal Day
Oct. 29 / 1956 - Israel invades Egypt - Suez crisis begins / 1948 - Killer smog claims elderly victims / 1929 - Stock Market crashes / Hermit Day
Oct. 30 /1938 - Orson Welles scares nation with War of the Worlds radio broadcast /1991 - Perfect storm hits North Atlantic / Mischief Night / Candy Corn Day
Oct. 31 / 1517- Martin Luther posts 95 theses / 1957- Toyota begins selling cars in America / 1950 - Earl Lloyd becomes first black player in the NBA / Pumpkin Carving Day / Halloween / Psychic Powers Day