Friday 23 October, 2020

10 Facts about October

It is October in two days!

Happy Birthday to all the October babies.

Today Loop Lifestyle is sharing 10 Fun Facts about October!

October is the 10th month of the Gregorian calendar. Its name is derived from octo, Latin for “eight,” an indication of its position in the early Roman calendar.

October ends on the same day of the week as February every year. Yes, February 2020 ended on a Saturday and so will October.

More United States presidents were born in October than any other month; while only five first ladies were born in October.

October's birthstones are the tourmaline and opal

In October 1925, The first working TV is tested by John Logie Baird

The zodiac signs for October are Libra and Scorpio.

People born in October are more likely to live to the age of a 100 – That’s according to the University of Chicago which found that babies born in the autumn months were more likely to live to the age of 100. One possible reason advanced is that they were likely not exposed to the seasonal infections or seasonal vitamin deficiency early in life.

While the peak of hurricane season has passed, particularly for Caribbean Islands,  Florida is the state most likely place to see a landfalling hurricane in this month.

In October 1886, France presented the U.S. with the statute of Liberty.

One of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates, was born on October 28, 1955.

In October 1992, two Rastafarians in Jamaica lost their bid in the Supreme Court to bar the Prison Authority from cutting their locks and beards.

October in Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin) - shíyuè
  • Danish - oktober
  • French - octobre
  • Italian - ottobre
  • Latin - October
  • Spanish - octubre

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