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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!

–Humbert Wolfe (1886–1940)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
274th day of the year


Mark McGwire (baseball player) was born on this day in 1963.
Tom Clancy (author) died on this day in 2013.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
 
October Happenings

The Month of October 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
In October 2019, autumn will come into full swing. Let’s get in the mood! Learn why it’s called October, what’s happening this month, October gardening tasks, the fall baking season, the full Hunter’s Moon, folklore, and more!
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Flowers for October

October Birth Flowers
Both of the October birth flowers—marigolds and cosmos—are colorful annuals that thrive in full sun. Learn the symbolism behind each flower!
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Birthstone for October

October Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The October birthstone, the opal, symbolizes faithfulness and confidence. The word comes from the Latin opalus, meaning “precious jewel,” and from the Greek word opallios, meaning “to see a change in color.” Discover more about this month’s birthstone!
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October Star Chart

Sky Map: October 2019
In October, the night sky contains eight well-known star patterns visible in the early evening. We’ll help you stargaze with our printable October 2019 Sky Map!
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More Autumn Meals!

Favorite Fall Recipes
Our Favorite Fall Recipes have been updated! Find new recipes using autumn’s flavors—apples, pumpkins and squash, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, root vegetables, and more!
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