Calendar: October 2018

  • Monday 01

     
  • Tuesday 02

    International Day of Non-Violence

    International Day of Non-Violence

    Set up by the United Nations to disseminate the message of non-violence, through education and public awareness, this day is observed on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

  • Wednesday 03

    Reunification of East and West Germany

    Reunification of East and West Germany

    On 3rd October 1990, East and West Germany were reunited after 45 years of separation following World War II.

  • Thursday 04

    World Space Week

    World Space Week

    An annual week, held between 4-10 October. This year’s theme is ‘50 Years of Human Spaceflight’. www.world spaceweek.org

  • Friday 05

    World Teachers' Day

    World Teachers' Day

    UNESCO’s World Teachers’ Day, held on October 5th since 1994, celebrates the vital contribution that teachers make world wide to education and development.

  • Saturday 06

    Jane Eyre published

    Jane Eyre published

    The influential novel Jane Eyre was published on this day in 1847. Ask the children why they think author Charlotte Brontë decided to publish the book under the pen name Currer Bell.

  • Sunday 07

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu born (1931)

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the South African cleric and Nobel Peace Prize recipient who spoke out against apartheid in South Africa was born on this day in 1931

  • Monday 08

     
  • Tuesday 09

     
  • Wednesday 10

    World Mental Health Day

    World Mental Health Day

    World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues, neurological and behavioural disorders.

  • Thursday 11

    Raising of the Mary Rose

    Raising of the Mary Rose

    This 16th century warship was a favourite of Henry VIII. She sank accidentally in 1545 and was towed into Portsmouth harbour on this day in 1982, after being raised from the Solent.

  • Friday 12

    National Day of Spain

    National Day of Spain

    Spain’s National Day – why not celebrate all things Spanish with language lessons, dancing, dressing up and Spanish food?

  • Saturday 13

    Greenwich established as Universal Time Meridian

    Greenwich established as Universal Time Meridian

    In 1884 Greenwich, in London was established as the Universal Time meridian of longitude. Scholastic Education PLUS has lots of resources about time.

  • Sunday 14

    The Battle of Hastings

    The Battle of Hastings

    In 1066, William the Conqueror defeated King Harold at Hastings.

  • Monday 15

     
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  • Wednesday 17

     
  • Thursday 18

    St Luke's Day

    St Luke's Day

    The feast day of one of the writers of the four gospels, the patron saint of doctors.

  • Friday 19

    Armilustrium

    Armilustrium

    This Roman festival honoured Mars, the god of war. Soldiers’ weapons were purified and stored for winter and the Roman army would assemble for review in the Circus Maximus, garlanded with flowers. Search for resources on the Romans.

  • Saturday 20

     
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  • Monday 22

    International Stammering Awareness Day

    International Stammering Awareness Day

    People who stutter are encouraged to wear sea green clothes or a sea green ribbon to raise awareness of stammering and the issues that stammerers face everyday. Find out more at www.stammering.org.

  • Tuesday 23

    Battle of Edgehill

    Battle of Edgehill

    First battle of the English Civil War between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists.

  • Wednesday 24

     
  • Thursday 25

    The Charge of the Light Brigade

    The Charge of the Light Brigade

    On this day in 1854 the Battle of Balaklava (the Charge of the Light Brigade) took place during the Crimean War.

  • Friday 26

    Churchill wins election

    Churchill wins election

    On this day in 1951, Sir Winston Churchill won the general election to become Prime Minister of Great Britain for the second time. Find related resources.

  • Saturday 27

    Dylan Thomas born

    Dylan Thomas born

    On this day in 1914 Welsh poet and playwright, Dylan Thomas, was born. Find some Dylan Thomas resources.

  • Sunday 28

    Feast day of St Jude

    Feast day of St Jude

    One of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ, in the Roman Catholic church, St Jude is the patron saint of desperate causes.

  • Monday 29

    Sir Walter Raleigh beheaded

    Sir Walter Raleigh beheaded

    English adventurer, Sir Walter Raleigh, was beheaded on this date, accused of conspiring against King James I of England.

  • Tuesday 30

    First TV transmission

    First TV transmission

    The first TV transmission was made on this day in 1925 by John Logie Baird. Read more about the famous Scottish inventor.

  • Wednesday 31

    Halloween

    Halloween

    The origins of All Hallow’s Eve date back over 2000 years to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (The Feast of the Dead). Find Halloween resources.

  • Thursday 01

    All Saints Day

    All Saints Day

    In the Christian calendar, this day commemorates all the saints.

  • Friday 02

    All Souls' Day

    All Souls' Day

    On this day, the Christian Church commemorates faithful followers who have died with services and prayers.

  • Saturday 03

    Culture Day (Japan)

    Culture Day (Japan)

    This Japanese national holiday celebrates culture, the arts and learning. Why not find out more about Japanese dress, art and traditions and have your own cultural celebration?

  • Sunday 04

    Tutankhamun's tomb discovered

    Tutankhamun's tomb discovered

    On this day in 1922, Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered by the English explorers Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter. Browse our collection of Ancient Egypt resources.