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Fun facts about the month of October:

1. The birthstones for October are the tourmaline and the opal.
2. The zodiac signs for October are Libra (September 23 – October 22) and Scorpio (October 23 – November 21).
3. The birth flower for October is the calendula.
4. On October 1, 1896, free rural delivery of mail started in the United States.
5. On October 4, 1957, the first artificial satellite was launched by the Soviet Union.
6. On October 5, 1947, the first presidential telecast address from the White House was made by Harry S. Truman.
7. On October 7, 1816, the Washington (first double-decked steamboat) arrived at New Orleans.
8. On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in America.
9. On October 18, 1867, The U.S. flag was formally raised over Alaska.
10. On October 22, 1836, Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
11. On October 31, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state of the United States.
12. National Cookie Month
13. National Chili Month
14. National Pizza Month
15. National Dessert Month
16. Lupus Awareness Month
17. National Seafood Month
18. November 5 – World Teacher’s Day
19. Columbus Day – second Monday of October
20. October 31 – Halloween
Posted by: realtyroundup on October 1, 2015
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