Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption opened on the same date of October 14, 1994. Both were nominated for seven Academy Awards, with Pulp Fiction winning for Best Original Screenplay. Both movies gained cult status in the following years, and are in the top ten in IMDb’s top 250 movies mauiwatch.com/2019/10/a-r…
After Alaska was handed over to the United States from the Russians, Friday, October 6, 1867 was followed by Friday, October 18, 1867, due to the changeover from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dep…
Comedian Steve Smith (better known as Red Green of The Red Green Show) still performs as Red Green, with his most recent tour wrapping up in October of 2019. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
On 18 October 1766, the people of Nottingham reacted to a food shortage by looting cheese wheels from merchants in what became known as the Great Cheese Riot en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not…
In October 1958, Physicist William Higinbotham created what is thought to be the first video game. It was a very simple tennis game, similar to the classic 1970s video game Pong, and it was quite a hit at a Brookhaven National Laboratory open house. aps.org/publications/apsn…
Russian β€œTotal Theater” peaked in 1920 with β€œThe Storming of the Winter Palace,” where thousands of ballet dancers, circus performers, and actorsβ€”plus tanks and a battle cruiserβ€”re-enacted the October Revolution for a crowd of 100,000 in St. Petersburg. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Chehalis (Sts'Ailes) people of southwest Canada begin their count of months from the arrival of spawning chinook salmon (in Gregorian calendar October), and count 10 lunar months, leaving an uncounted period of around 70 days until the next chinook salmon run en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lun…
The world record for the most number of non-stop push-ups is 10,507 by Minoru Yoshida of Japan, which was achieved in October 1980, no one has beat it since. recordholders.org/en/list…
The October Russian revolution actually occurred in November as the Russians did not change to the Julian calendar until the Soviet era en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oct…
In October 2005, there was a study to investigate whether the presence of clowns reduced anxiety in children undergoing anesthesia. It worked, but medical personnel resisted implementing clowns in operating rooms. It did encourage the use of distraction therapy, however. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
The light atop a Hollywood record company building has been quietly blinking-out messages in Morse code since first being turned-on in 1956 --by Morse's own granddaughter. (The default message is one word, but it once revealed an album release date: β€œKaty Perry. Prism. October 22, 2013.") atlasobscura.com/places/c…
Cyprus became independent from the UK on August 16, 1960, but the Independence Day was moved to October 1, to avoid summer heat and tourist season en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Ancient Egyptians built King Ramses II statue with precise accuracy to be illuminated by the Sun, a phenomenon that only occurs twice a year. Once on February 22nd for his coronation and again on October 22nd for his birthday. egyptindependent.com/sun-…
First demonstration of modern anesthesia was on October 19, 1846. Before the advent of anesthetics, surgical operations were conducted with little or no pain relief. woodlibrarymuseum.org/his…
The Pony Express only lasted 18 months - from April 3, 1860 - October 26, 1861 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pon…
The Pony Express, a fast mail delivery service that became a legend in the Far West, only existed from April 1860 to October 1861. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pon…
September, October, November, and December all have their names because the original Roman calendar only had 10 months, so for example October has "Octo" which means 8 in Latin theguardian.com/notesandq…
October was originally the 8th month of the year in the first calendar of Romulus, which is why it uses the β€œocto” prefix. It retained its name after January and February were added later. wikipedia.org/wiki/Octobe…
In 2019, singer Mike Posner announced he would walk completely across the United States. On August 7, his walk was delayed a few weeks after he was bitten by a rattlesnake in Colorado and airlifted to a local hospital. He finished his walk across America on October 18, 2019. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mik…
The Battle of Lepanto took place on October 7, 1571 when a fleet of the Holy League inflicted a major defeat on the fleet of the Ottoman Empire. It was the last major engagement in the Western world to be fought almost entirely between rowing vessels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
The Egyptian city, 6th of October, was named after the commencement of the 1973 Arab–Israeli War on 6 October 1973, the same date chosen as Egypt's Armed Forces Day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6th…
Oktoberfest often has the majority of its days in September because the festival is usually 16 days long and its last day is traditionally on the 1st Sunday in October. In years where that day falls before October 3rd, it is extended to commemorate German Unity Day. rd.com/article/oktoberfes…
On October 29, 1969 during the Chicago Eight conspiracy trial, judge julius hoffman ordered Bobby Seale bound and gagged after supposedly interrupting court proceedings. loc.gov/exhibitions/drawi…
In October 1941 the Warsaw Ghetto (400,000 people walled in a 3.4 sq km area) curtailed a massive typhus epidemic after doctors held public lectures on the importance of personal hygiene, social distancing, and self-isolation if infected. advances.sciencemag.org/c…
,the longest running animation series is "Sazae-San",the anime began airing in Japan in October 1969 and it's still ongoing.The show currently holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-running animated television series.lt has also been adapted into a radio show and theatric plays. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Today I learned of Bruce Edwards Ivins. A microbiologist & employee of US Army, he mailed anonymous letters with Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) to members of Congress and media in September & October 2001, killing 5 persons and injuring 12 others. He committed suicide in 2008 to avoid capture by FBI. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
In Australia, from late August to late October(during their mating season), Magpies attack anything, including dogs and cats, that gets close to their territory/nest. It is known as β€œMagpie Swooping Season” environment.sa.gov.au/goo…
The Black Eyed Peas hold the record for the longest uninterrupted time at #1 on the Hot 100, a total of 26 consecutive weeks from April to October 2009, with "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned of the Everleigh Club, a former brothel in Chicago, Illinois, that was in operation from 1900 to October 1911, would serve iced clam juice and a tablet of aspirin as a starter for breakfast, which began at 2:00 in the afternoon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Saturn's moon S/2006 S 3 was once considered lost in 2006 as it was not seen since its discovery that same year. The moon was later recovered and announced in October 2019 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S/2…
The modern (Georgian) calendar skipped 10 days between Thursday October 4th to Friday October 15th, 1582 to help quickly adjust the drift of the equinoxes from the Julian calendar. jstor.org/stable/25025653
The last weekend of Saturday morning cartoons in America was aired on October 4th, 2014. The CW aired its last segment of "The Vortexx" and replaced it with a 5-hour block of educational programming called "One Magnificent Morning" gizmodo.com/this-is-the-f…
"I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton reached Billboard Hot Country Songs #1 twice - June 1974 and October 1982. The Whitney Houston version reached the Billboard Hot 100 #1 in 1992 (spending a then record 14 weeks), and reached the top 3 in 2012 after her death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_W…
On October 10th, 1941, the German government declared victory in the war against the Soviet Union research.calvin.edu/germa…
On October 31, 2011, a baby girl named Danica May Camacho, was chosen by the United Nations to symbolically represent the 7 billionth person on earth. To mark this global-population milestone, October 31 was named Seven Billion Day. nydailynews.com/news/worl…
Many courses in German Universities are actually offered in English, and international students don’t even have to meet the German language requirements to apply. In Germany undergraduate students don’t pay any tuition fees in all the public universities since October 2014 studyandgoabroad.com/hot-…
According to Trotsky, the founding of the USSR in the October Revolution of 1917 couldn't have succeeded if the Germans had forbidden Lenin from travelling via their land from Switzerland to Russia. The Germans only allowed Lenin to travel, hoping a communist Russia would withdraw from WW1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
Weather Station Kurt (Wetter-FunkgerΓ€t Land-26) was an automatic weather station, erected by a German U-boat crew in northern Labrador, Dominion of Newfoundland in October 1943 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea…
Since reopening after undergoing an extensive facelift in October 2018, there are new rules and regulations, and a limit to the number of tourists allowed on Boracay island. There is no eating or drinking on the beach, no smoking, no fire dancing, and no commercial sandcastles wikitravel.org/en/Boracay
Due to the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar, the Soviets celebrated the anniversary of the "October" Revolution on November 7th. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
The Pony express was in operation for only 18 months between April 1860 and October 1861. nps.gov/poex/learn/histor…
It is the second time Tokyo Olympics did not happen according to schedule. The 1940 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XII Olympiad, were originally scheduled to be held from September 21 to October 6, 1940, in Tokyo, Japan, but were cancelled due to the outbreak of WWII. wikipedia.org/wiki/1940_S…
October 5th to October 14th, 1582 never existed independent.co.uk/news/uk…
In October 1958, Physicist William Higinbotham created what is thought to be the first video game called β€œTennis for Two” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten…
The longest musical performance in history is currently taking place in the church of St. Burchardi in Halberstadt, Germany. The performance of John Cage's "OrganΒ²/ASLSP (As Slow As Possible)" started on Sept. 5, 2001, and is set to finish in 2640. The last time the note changed was October 2013 aslsp.org/de/
The American Public Power Association has a β€˜Squirrel Index’ data tracker to track squirrel attacks on electrical power systems. They found that the two peak periods of highest squirrel activity are May-June and October-November. publicpower.org/blog/defe…
Jimmy Carter born October 1, 1924 as James Earl Carter Jr. In Plains, Georgia was the first U.S. President born in a hospital. He is also 6th cousins with Richard Nixon and 9th cousins 3 times removed with Bill Gates. history.com/.amp/this-day…
During his final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Elvis dedicated the song β€œPeace in the Valley” to the people of Hungary who were in the wake of the October 1956 anti-Soviet revolution. He was posthumously declared an honorary citizen of Budapest and had a city landmark named after him. edsullivan.com/elvis-pres…
The biggest tuna ever recorded weighed an incredible 1,496 pounds! Caught on October 26, 1979, fishing with Capt. Eric Samson aboard Lady and Misty out of Port Hood, Nova Scotia. marlinmag.com/bluefin-tun…
Donnie Darko was filmed in 28 days which, coincidentally, virtually matches the time that transpired in the film. The movie took place between October 2nd, 1988 to the weekend party scene before Halloween on October 31st, 1988. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…

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