10/1/1832 Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison was born
in Oxford, Ohio on October 1, 1832. She married Benjamin
Harrison, the twenty-third president of the United States,
on October 20, 1853.

10/1/1890 Stanley Holoway was born October 1, 1890
in London, England. He was best known for the roll of
Alfred Doolittle in “My Fair Lady”.

10/1/1924 James E. Carter Jr. was born October 1,
1924 in Plains, Georgia. He was the 39th president of the
United States of America from 1977 to 1981.

10/1/1935 Julie Andrews was born October 1, 1935 in
Walton, England. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress
in 1964 for “My Fair Lady”.


10/2/1538 St. Charles Barromeo was born October 2,
1538 in Arona, Italy. His feast day is celebrated November
4. He did many charitable deeds during the plague and
famine of 1576.

10/2/1869 Mohandas Karamchand Gandi was born October
2, 1869 in Porbandar, India. He won the independence of
India through the use of nonviolence.


10/3/1226 St. Francis of Assisi died October 3, 1226
in Assisi, Italy. He founded the Friers Minor, The Poor
Clare, and Third Order Lay. His feast day is celebrated
October 3.


10/4/1542 St. Bellarmine was born October 4, 1542 in
Maontepulciano, Italy. His feast day is celebrated Septem-
ber 17. Pope Pius XI declared him a doctor of the church
in 1931.

10/4/1810 Eliza McCartle Johnson was born October 4,
1810 in Leesburg, Tennessee. She married president Andrew
Johnson on May 17, 1827.

10/4/1822 Rutherford B. Hayes was born October 4,
1822 in Fremont, Ohio. He was the 19th president of the
United States of America from 1877 until 1881.

10/4/1858 Michael Pupin was born October 4, 1858 in
Idvor, Hungary. This United States inventor and writer
invented long distance telephone equipment. He received
the Pulitzer Prize for his autobiography “From Immigrant
to Inventor”.

10/4/1905 Calvin Coolidge married Grace Anna Goodhue
on October 4, 1905. They had two children both sons.

10/4/1923 Charlton Heston was born in Evanston,
Illinois on October 4, 1923. He won the 1959 Academy Award
for Best Actor in the movie “Ben Hur”.

10/4/1957 Spudnik I was placed in orbit by the
U.S.S.R. on October 4, 1957. This was the first artificial
satelite. It weighed 185 pounds.


10/5/1830 Chester A. Arthur was born October 5, 1830
in Fairfield, Virginia. He was the 21st president of the
United States of America from 1881 until 1884.

10/5/1882 Robert Goddard was born in Worchester,
Massachusetts of October 5, 1882. He conducted test of
liquid fueled rockets in 1925-1926.


10/6/1101 The feast day of Saint Bruno is celebrated
October 6. St. Bruno founded the Carthusians. He died
October 6, 1101 in Calabria, Italy.

10/6/1866 Reginald Aubrey Fessenden was born in East
Bolton, Quebec, Canada on October 6, 1866. On December 24,
1906 he broadcast music and speech over radio waves for the
first time.


10/7/1734 Sir Ralph Abercromby born October 7, 1734
in Clackmannan, Scotland. He was a British army soldier
who helped restore discipline to the British Army.

10/7/1888 Henry A. Wallace was born October 7, 1888
in Adair County, Iowa. He was the 33rd vice president of
the United States of America from 1941 until 1945.

10/7/1917 June Allyson was born October 7, 1917 in
New York, New York. She had an anthology series, “The June
Allyson Theatre” on CBS from 1959 until 1961.


10/8/1871 The Great Chicago Fire occurred on October
8, 1871 killing 300 people and doing $200,000,000.00 in
damage. The fire started when a cow belonging to Mrs.
O’Leary kicked over a lantern in the barn.

10/8/1871 At the same time as The Great Chicago Fire
on October 8, 1871 in the lumber town of Peshtigo, Wis-
consin 1,100 people were killed in a blaze that destroyed
the whole town of 2000 people.

10/8/1890 Edward Rickenbacker was born October 8,
1890 in Columbus, Ohio. He was the most celebrated flying
Ace of World War I. He later became president of Eastern


10/9/1609 The feast day of St. John Leonardi is
celebrated October 9. St. John Leonardi founded the Con-
fraternity of Christian Doctrine. He died October 9, 1609
in Rome.

10/9/1940 John Lennon was born October 9, 1940 in
Liverpool, England. He was a member of he Rock Group


10/10/1731 Henry Cavendish was born October 10, 1731
in Nice, France. He discovered that water was not an ele-
ment when he produced water by burning hydrogen in the air.
He is credited with the discovery of hydrogen.

10/10/1813 Guiseppe Verdi was born October 10, 1813
in the Duchy of Parma. He few of the operas he composed are
“Regoletto”,”La Traviata”, and “Adia”.

10/10/1900 Helen Hayes was born in Washington, D.C.
on October 10, 1900. She won an Academy Award for Best
Actress in 1931-32. Her award winning role was in “Sin of
Madelon Claudet”.

10/10/1973 Vice president Spiro Agnew resigned as the
39th vice president of the United States of America on
October 10, 1973. He pleaded no-contest to charges of
federal income tax violations, he received a suspended
sentence and paid a fine of $10,000.


10/11/1884 Eleanor Roosevelt was born October 11,
1884 in New York, New York. She was the wife of Franklin
Roosevelt the 32nd president of the United States of

10/11/1975 William Clinton was married to Hillary
Rodham on October 11, 1975 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


10/12/1492 America was discovered October 12, 1492 by
Christopher Columbus. He sailed under the flag of Spain
with 3 ships, Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria.


10/13/1903 The first World series between the
American League, Boston, and the National League, Pittsburg
was won by The American League 5 games to 3 in a nine game
series. It was won October 13, 1903 in Boston, Massachu-

10/13/1939 Evelyn Pinckert Kilgore received the first
airplane instructors license ever issued a women on October
13, 1939. She trained pilots at her flight school in
Pomona, California.

10/13/1941 Art Garfunkel was born in New York, New
York on October 13, 1941. He received the 1968 Grammy Award
for the song “Mrs. Robertson”.


10/14/1644 William Penn was born on October 14, 1644
in London, England. This Quaker was the founding father of
the state of Pennsylvania and a great advocate of religious

10/14/1890 Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October
14, 1890 in Denison, Texas. He was the 34th president of
the United States of America.

10/14/1926 Winnie the Pooh first appeared in the book
of the same name on October 14, 1926. It was written by A.

10/14/1947 Captain Charles “Chuck” Yeager of the
United States Air Force became the first person to break
the speed of sound on October 14, 1947. He flew the Bell
X-1 rocket plane which was launched from the bomb bay of a
B-29 Superfortress.


10/15/1872 Edith Bolling Galt Wilson was born October
15, 1872 in Wytheville, Virginia. She married president
Woodrow Wilson on December 18, 1915.

10/15/1908 John Kenneth Galbraith, was born October
15, 1908 in Iona Station, Ontario, Canada. He was a renown
economist and advisor to John F. Kennedy. He also served
as ambassador to India from 1961 until 1963.

10/15/1948 Gerald Rudolph Ford, married Elizabeth
“Betty” Bloomer Warren on October 15, 1948. They had four
children, three sons and one daughter.


10/16/1886 David Ben-Gurion was born October 16, 1886
in Plonsk, Poland. He was Israel’s first president.

10/16/1946 Suzanne Sumers was born in San Bruno,
California on October 16, 1946. She starred in the hit TV
series “Three’s Company” from 1977 through 1981.


10/17/1915 The playwright Arthur Miller was born
October 17, 1915 in New York, New York. He won the Pulitzer
Prize in drama for his play “Death of a Salesman”.

10/17/1938 Robert Craig “Evel” Knieval was born in
Butte, Montana on October 17, 1938. This motorcycle stunt
man has jumped more then 150 feet over parked cars on a


10/18/1926 Chuck Berry was born October 18, 1926 in
St. Louis, Missouri. He recorded “Johnny B. Goode”, and
other rock & roll hits.

10/18/1927 George C. Scott was born in Wise, Virginia
on October 18, 1927. He won the 1970 Academy Award for Best
Actor with his performance in “Paton”.


10/19/1562 George Abbott, Archbishop of Canterbury
and preparer of the King James version of the bible was
born October 19, 1562.

10/19/1922 Jack Anderson was born in Long Beach,
California, on October 19, 1922. This newspaper columnist
won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.


10/20/1853 Benjamin Harrison married Caroline Lavinia
Scott on October 20, 1853. They had two children a boy and
a girl.

10/20/1891 James Chadwick was born October 20, 1891
in Manchester, England. He discovered the subatomic par-
ticle the neutron. He received the Nobel Prize in physics
in 1935.


10/21/1813 Caroline Carmichael McIntosh Fillmore was
born October 21, 1813 in Morristown, New Jersey. She mar-
ried president Millard Fillmore on February 10, 1858.

10/21/1833 Alfred Nobel was born October 21, 1833 in
Stockholm, Sweden. He invented dynamite. He established
the Nobel Prize.

10/21/1917 Dizzy Gillespie was born October 21, 1917
in Cheraw, South Carolina. He is a composer and trumpet
player and one of the creators of modern jazz.

10/21/1937 Michael Landon was born October 21, 1937
in forest Hills, New York. He starred in the television
series “Bonanza”, “Little House on the Prairie”, “Highway
to Heaven”.


10/22/1917 Joan Fontaine was born in Tokyo, Japan on
October 27, 1917. She won Best Actress Academy Award in
1941 for her performance in “Suspicion”.


10/23/1456 The feast day of St. John of Capistrano is
celebrated October 23. He was a great 14th century
preacher. He died October 23, 1456 in Vilach, Austria.

10/23/1835 Adlai E. Stevenson was born October 23,
1835 in Christian County, Kentucky. He served as the 23rd
vice president of the United States of America from 1893
until 1897. His grandson Adlaie E. Stevenson was defeated
twice by Dwight Eisenhower in the presidential elections of
1952 and 1956.

10/23/1853 Capistrano de Abreu was born October 23,
1853 in Maranquape, Brazil. He was a Brizilian historian.
He wrote “Chapters of Colonial History” a study of
Brizilian colonization between 1500 and 1800.

10/23/1905 Felix Block was born October 23, 1905 in
Zurich, Switzerland. He won the 1952 Nobel Prize in Physics
for his discovery of nuclear resonance.


10/24/1855 James S. Sherman was born in New Hartford,
New York on October 24, 1855. He served as the vice presi-
dent of the United States of America from 1905 until 1912,
during the presidency of William Taft.

10/24/1940 F. Murray Abraham was born October 24,
1940 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He received the 1984
Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the
movie “Amadeus”.


10/25/1764 John Adams and Abigail Smith were married
October 25, 1764. They had three sons and 2 daughters.

10/25/1825 The Erie Canal was dedicated October 25,
1825. This canal cut the cost of moving freight from the
Great Lakes to New York, New York by 90%.

10/25/1859 Chester Alan Arthur married Ellen Lewis
Herndon on October 25, 1859. They had three children two
sons and one daughter.

10/25/1881 Pablo Picasso was born October 25, 1881 in
Malaga, Spain. He developed the Cubism style of modern art.

10/25/1888 Richard Byrd was born October 25, 1888 in
Winchester, Virginia. He explored both the North Pole and
South Pole by air. He also established Little America near
the South Pole.


10/26/1911 Mahalia Jackson was born October 26, 1911
in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a singer of gospel
music. She was known as the Queen of Gospel.


10/27/1811 Isaac Singer was born October 27, 1811 in
Pittstown, New York. He developed the first practical
domestic sewing machine. He founded the Singer Sewing
Machine Co.

10/27/1858 Theodore Roosevelt was born October 27,
1858 in New York, New York. He was the 26th president of
the United States of America from 1901 until 1909.

10/27/1872 Emily Post was born October 27, 1872 in
Baltimore, Maryland. She was the authority on the subject
of etiquete.

10/27/1880 Theodore Roosevelt married Alice Hathaway on
October 27, 1880. He was 22 years old she was 19 years old
on July 19, 1880. They had one child a daughter.

10/27/1904 The first section of the New York City
subway system was opened on October 27, 1904. It became the
largest subway system in the world.


10/28/1636 Harvard College was founded October 26,
1636. It is the oldest college in the United States.

10/28/1886 The Statue of Liberty was dedicated by
president Grover Cleveland October 28, 1886. It was a gift
from the people of France to the United States of America.

10/28/1914 Jonas Salk was born in New York, New York
on October 28, 1914. e discovered a vaccine that prevented


1/29/1815 Daniel Emmett was born in Mount Vernon,
Ohio on October 29, 1815. He composed the song “Dixie”.

10/29/1891 Fanny Brice was born in New York, New York
on October 29, 1891. This singing comedienne played in the
“Baby Snoooks” radio show. She was a star in the Ziegfield
Follies for many years. The movie “Funny Girl” was based
on her life.

10/29/1929 The Stock Market Crash on Tuesday October
29, 1929 was the start of the Great Depression.

10/29/1947 Richard Dreyfus was born in Brooklyn, New
York on October 29, 1947. He won the Academy Award in 1977
for Best Actor in “The Goodbye Girl”.


10/30/1735 John Adams was born October 30, 1735 in
Braintree, Massachusetts. He was the 1st vice president of
the United States of America. He later was elected
president from 1797 until 1801.

10/30/1768 Dorothy “Dolly” Paynbe Todd Madison was
born May 30, 1768 in Guilforn County, North Carolina. She
married president James Madison on September 15, 1794.


10/31/1512 Michelangelo completed the painting in the
Sistene Chapel October 31, 1512. He was commissioned to
paint the ceiling in May 1508 by Pope Julius II.

10/31/1864 Nevada was admitted into the United States
of America on October 31, 1864 making it the 36th state in
the union.