14 Facts About October You Probably Didn’t Know

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The name ”October “ originates from the Latin “octō”, signifying “eight”, because It was the eight month before adding January and February at the beginning of the Roman calendar. Here’s 14 facts you probably didn’t know about the “Wintirfyllith” month as the anglo-sax are calling it. According to legend, a hard winter s expected if the deer have a gray coat in Octobe.

    1. The holiday of Halloween, celebrated in October, comes from “All Hallows’ Eve” or the night before “All Hallows” day (“All Saints” day) as in old English “hallow” means “to sanctify”
    2. In the 18th century “October” was a common name for a strong ale brewed in this month.
    3. More US Presidents have been born in October than in any other month.
    4. Research has shown that babies born in the northern hemisphere in October tend to live slightly longer than those born in other months.
    5. A study in 2015 also reported that October and November babies tend to grow up most athletic.
    6. It has been suggested this is due to mothers being exposed to summer sun in the last months of their pregnancies…
    7. …but research has also claimed that October babies are more likely to develop asthma and tend to have mothers of low education.
    8. October is International Walk To School Month.
    9. It is also Black History Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Home Security Month.
    10. “There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.” (Nathaniel Hawthorne).
    11. The zodiac signs for October are Libra (September 23 – October 22) and Scorpio (October 23 – November 21).
    12. Famous people born in October include Angela Lansbury, Hillary Clinton, Bill Gates, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Julie Andrews, Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Alfred Nobel, Anne Rice, Arthur Miller, Auguste Lumière, Friedrich Nietzsche, Christopher Columbus, Johannes Vermeer, John Keets.
    13. The traditional flower of the month of October is the calendula, symbolizing comfort, healing, protection and grace.
    14. Special holidays in October include Halloween (October 31st), Columbus day (the second Monday of October), Yom Kippur, Diwali, International Peace Day (October 2nd).

 

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