World Smile Day - October 4, 2019 (First Friday in October)
2019 Weekly Holidays that include October 4, are:
Active Aging Week - October 1-7, 2019 (Last Full Week of September, or the first week of October to coincide with the International Day of Older Persons on October 1)
International Sandsculpting Championship - September 27 - October 6, 2019
National Chimney Safety Week - September 29 - October 5, 2019 (Week before Fire Prevention Week)
National Fall Foliage Week - September 29 - October 5, 2019 (Begins on the Last Sunday in September)
National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2019 - October 15, 2019 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
National Midwifery Week - September 29, 2019 to October 5, 2019 (Sunday to Saturday During the First Full Week of October)
National Storytelling Weekend - October 4-6, 2019 (First Full Weekend in October)
National Walk Your Dog Week - October 1-7 (First Week of October)
No Salt Week - October 3-10
Pediatric Nurses Week - September 30 - October 4, 2019
Trichotillomania, Skin Picking & Related BFRB Awareness Week - October 1-7
Universal Children's Week - October 1-7
World Dairy Expo - October 1-6, 2019 (First Tuesday - Sunday in October)
World Space Week - October 4-10
2019 Monthly Holidays that include October 4, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our October Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of October.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Oktoberfest - September 21, 2019 - October 6, 2019 Beer Festival in Munich, Germany. This festival is now held all over the World. Also, check out our Holidays in Germany page!
Great American Beer Festival - October 3-5, 2019 (Denver, CO)
The Astrological Sign for October 4 is Libra which spans from September 23 to October 23.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of October is:
Marigold is a Mediterranean native plant and has been prized for both its beauty and versatility. They come in a range of colors including white, gold, and yellow; however, probably the most popular is bright orange.
This year, I used several flats of marigolds around all my vegetables that I was growing. I also re-potted a bunch of hanging baskets with succulents and put some yellow marigolds in each one for some color.
The Birthstone(s) for October are :
Opal gemstones are truly unique, because each individual gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination.
Tourmaline is a favorite gemstone for many because it's available in a rainbow of beautiful colors.
1923 - Charlton Heston, American actor and director (Ben-Hur, 10 Commandments) (b. 2008)
1962 - Jon Secada, Cuban America singer and songwriter
1669 - Rembrandt, Dutch painter (b. 1606)
1890 - Catherine Booth, Co-founded The Salvation Army (b. 1829)
1970 - Janis Joplin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1943)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1905 - Calvin Coolidge (30th U.S. President) marries Grace Anna Goodhue
Quote of the Day
Today, October 4th is World Animal Day and World Pet's Day!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
There are many weight loss problems that will need to be addressed on your path to losing weight. Preparing for them at the beginning allows you to avoid being blindsided later on. Tips and strategies for success can be on hand when you face these difficulties, or areas that you need to change.
Diets have encouraged taking a deep breath, and gutting it out with as much will power and determination that you can muster. This might work for the short term, but once your diet is over, the old patterns of eating soon return, along with the weight! There are many lifestyle solutions and healthy diet habits that you can incorporate for success!
1535 - The Coverdale Bible is the first complete English language bible printed by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale
1824 - Mexico becomes a republic after adopting a new constitution
1876 - Texas A&M University opens as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas
1883 - The Orient Express leaves on its first official journey from Paris to Istanbul
1927 - Gutzon Borglum starts sculpting Mount Rushmore and works on it until 1941
1941 - Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character in on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post for the first time
1957 - Sputnik 1 is launched as the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth
1960 - Eastern Air Lines Flight 375 out of Boston's Logan International Airport crashes after a bird strike on takeoff, ultimately killing 62 out of 72 people on board
1963 - Hurricane Flora kills 6,000 people in Cuba and Haiti
1997 - A robbery at the Loomis, Fargo and Company office in Charlotte, North Carolina is the second largest cash robbery in U.S. history with $17.3 million in cash taken. The FBI recovered approx. 95% of the cash and got 24 convictions
2006 - Julian Assange launches Wikileaks, a non-profit organization that publishes news leaks and classified media information provided by anonymous sources
This Day in Music
2000 - Dixie Chicks win big at the CMA Awards with 4 awards including Entertainer of the Year
2000 - Teenage UK Craig David wins Best UK Newcomer, Best R&B Act and Best UK Single for Fill Me In (video below)
2005 - Little Big Town's second album The Road to Here is released and has four Top 20 hits on the Country charts.
2005 - All the Right Reasons is released by Nickelback with the hits Photograph, Far Away, and Rockstar sending the album to #1 in Canada and the U.S. selling over 10 million copies
This Day in Sports
1895 - The United States Golf Association puts on their first U.S. Open Men's Golf Championship in Newport, Rhode Island
1983 - A new land speed record of 633.468 mph was set by Richard Noble driving Thrust2 at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Food or fodder, particularly that taken in by plants or animals 2. Material that feeds a fire. 3. (Figuratively) Food for thought. 4. (Figuratively) Bland intellectual fare; an undemanding diet of words.
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