Monthly Trivia: October 2017

October is a very exciting month since it highlights so many amazing events like the fall season, harvest time, and Halloween. Get hyped about the month with these fun little facts and tidbits:
  • The flower of the month of October is the calendula
  • The gemstones of the month are the opal and the tourmaline
  • The Zodiac signs dominant for the month of October are Libra and Scorpio
  • Christopher Columbus landed in America on October 12, 1492
  • The U.S. flag was formally raised on October 18, 1867 over Alaska
  • October comes from the Latin word ‘octo’ which means eight, being the 8th month in the Gregorian Calendar.
  • An October event called "the Aloha Festival" is held annually in Hawaii, sometimes called the "Mardi Gras of the Pacific."
  • A high number of US presidents were born in the month of October
  • The holiday of Halloween or Hallowed Eve (October 31st) originates from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain.
  • October is the observance month for a number of diseases and conditions. These are healthy lungs, breast cancer, lupus, spina bifida, blindness, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  • Pumpkin-flavored items are popular during this month because pumpkins ripen during the season and are abundant during this time.
  • Celebrity birthdays for the month include Julie Andrews (Oct. 1), Jesse Eisenburg (Oct. 5), Simon Cowell (Oct. 7), Hugh Jackman (Oct. 12), Carrie Fisher (Oct. 21), and Julia Roberts (Oct. 28)

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