Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Red, Yellow and Orange of October

Oh my, it's October...
October Flower---
The Calendula or Marigold are the this month's
flower. The meaning of these are sorrow or sympathy.
October Birthstone---
Opal is this month's birthstone. The opal
derives it's name from the Latin word "opalus,"
meaning prized jewel.
October Zodiac Sign---
Libra is one of the zodiac signs for this month--
September 23-October 22.
Characteristics of Libra are charming, perceptive,
diplomatic, pleasant and refined.
Scorpio is the other sign---more on this next month.
Were you born this month??
Who else was born this month---
Julie Andrews-actress
Charlton Heston-actor
Bruce Jenner-athlete
Martina Navratilova-athlete
Luciano Pavarotti-opera singer
Marie Osmond-country/pop singer
Donna Karan-fashionista
Ray Kroc-founder of Mickey D's
Fanny Brice-Comedian
Groucho Marx-Comedian
Nora Roberts-author
Jackie Collins-author
Jimmy Carter-President 1977-1981
Eleanor Roosevelt-President's wife
Notable happenings in October---
"Peanuts" cartoon debuted, 1950.
George Washington proclaimed the first National
Thanksgiving, 1789.
"Cats" opened on Broadway, 1982.
Kathy Sullivan was the first woman to walk in
space, 1984.
"I Love Lucy" premiered on CBS-TV, 1951.
First Lady Bess Truman died, 1982.
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO was
completed, 1965. It stand 630 feet.
Other notable days in October---
Columbus Day
National Frugal Fun Day--2nd
Long Walk Day--5th
National Angel Food Cake Day--10th
National Sausage Pizza Day--11th
National Grouch Day--15th
Canning Day--23rd
National Bologna Day--24th
Make A Difference Day--27th
National Candy Corn Day--30th
~Keep on Dreaming~


  1. I love the list of notable days in October, especially National Candy Corn day. I will have to celebrate a few of these with my Grandkids. Fun!!!

    Thanks for the October lesson. Have a grand evening!!!

  2. Wow, lots of famous babies born in October...January must be a very cold and busy month...LOL!!!

    I also enjoyed the list of notable days. My favorite...National Angel Food Cake Day. Sweet (literally and figuratively)!


  3. This is such a fun post! I love the list of days, too. I'll have to "celebrate" some of them with my kids. And I'll tell my husband he was born on National Bologna Day:)

  4. I really enjoy trivia Tuesday!
    I am looking forward to sausage pizza day!

  5. what fun! Thanks for the October trivia.

  6. First, I LOVE Julie Andrews. Just had to say that since her birthday is in October. Also, when I was in HS for some reason an opal ring was like the coolest thing ever, or a necklace. I don't know why, I just remember the "cool" girls having them. I knew did get one--maybe I need to ask for one at Cmas:)


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