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Calendar for October 1st, 2012

Child Health Day

Child Health Day. First proclaimed to be May 1 by President Coolidge in 1928, this national observance was created to encourage individuals and organizations to focus on the physical and mental health and safety of children in the United States. Topics covered on this day, the first Monday in October since 1960, include prenatal care, environmental hazards, and adolescent issues.

Every Year

  • National Day (China)

  • Every Year

    • International Day of Older Persons

    • Every Year

      • Month of October

      • 1200s

      • Born 1207: Henry III of England

      • 1780s

      • Born 1781: James Lawrence (U.S. naval captain)

      • 1810s

      • 1810: The first agricultural fair in the U.S. was held in Pittsfield, MA

      • 1840s

      • 1847: Maria Mitchell discovered comet Mitchell 1847VI

      • 1880s

      • Born 1881: William Boeing (airplane manufacturer)

      • 1890s

      • Born 1893: Faith Baldwin (author)

      • 1900s

      • 1903: Game 1 in the first World Series played. Boston's Cy Young threw the first pitch.

      • Born 1904: Vladimir Horowitz (pianist)

      • 1908: Henry Ford's Model T automobile was introduced at a price of $850

      • 1910s

      • Born 1912: Rudy Bond (actor)

      • 1913: Sea Gull Monument was unveiled in Salt Lake City, Utah

      • 1920s

      • Born 1920: Walter Matthau (actor)

      • Born 1924: Jimmy Carter (39th U.S. president)

      • Born 1924: William Rehnquist (Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court)

      • Born 1927: Tom Bosley (actor)

      • 1930s

      • Born 1930: Sir Richard Harris (actor)

      • Born 1935: Julie Andrews (actress)

      • 1940s

      • 1948: Pilot Lt. George Gorman pursued UFO over Fargo, North Dakota

      • 1950s

      • 1955: The Honeymooners makes its TV debut

      • 1958: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) founded

      • 1960s

      • 1962: Johnny Carson first hosted The Tonight Show

      • Born 1963: Mark McGwire (baseball player)

      • 1970s

      • 1971: Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida

      • 1979: Panama gained sovereignty over Canal, in adherence to treaty provisions

      • 1980s

      • Died 1985: E. B. White (author)

      • 1990s

      • Died 1995: Margaret Gorman Cahill (first Miss America)

      • 2000s

      • Died 2002: Walter Annenberg (launched TV Guide magazine and ambassador to Britain)

      • Died 2004: Joyce Jillson (astrologer)

      • Died 2007: George Grizzard (actor)

      • Died 2008: House Peters Jr. (actor; the original "Mr. Clean")

      • Died 2008: Nick Reynolds (founding member of the Kingston Trio)

      • 2010s

      • Died 2013: Tom Clancy (author)


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