I got my graphics today and other bits of information from Susan's Daily Dose. The top and the bottom ones are supposed to be animated but I can't get them to move when I put them on here. Susan sends out a daily letter of fun facts, animations, beautiful quotes, pictures and others, all of which I love to get on a daily basis. If any of you are interested in seeing some of her letters I can forward you a copy. Just send me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Seeing her work in bits and dabs here does not do her justice but she's kind enough to let us do this as long as we don't mind putting a link to where you can find her and thanks Susan. If you just want to go ahead and subscribe her e-mail is: SusansDailyDoseemail@example.com
October is the 10th month of the year
It has 31 days
It is derived from the latin word
'Octo' which means eight. Originally
it was the eighth month of the
It is the month of harvest
It is celebrated with many year end
festivals, before Winter.
Birthstone: Opal, Tourmaline
Flower: Calendula, Cosmos
Today In History
1800: Spain returns the North
American territory of
Louisiana to France by the
Treaty of San Ildefonso.
Learn more about Louisiana here.
1903: The American League's Boston
Americans play the National
League's Pittsburgh Pirates
in the first World Series game.
Learn more about the World Series here.
1908: Ford's Model T goes on sale in the U.S.
The two-seat "Tin Lizzy" costs
$850 and will become one of
the biggest-selling cars of all time.
Learn more about automobiles here.
1961: Roger Maris breaks the record
for the most home runs in one season.
Learn more about Roger Maris here.
1987: The Dow Jones Industrial Average
falls more than 500 points, accelerating
losses in stock markets around
the world. The event becomes
known as "Black Monday."
Learn more about “Black Monday” here.
2003: Chinese astronaut Yang Liwei returns
safely to Earth after orbiting the planet 14
times as China becomes only the
third nation to launch
a manned spacecraft.
Learn more about China here.
Do you have other interesting world facts that happened today? I would love to hear of them
Have a great day everyone.