October

October (i/ɒktˈoʊbər/ ok-TOH-bər) is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar, October retained its name (from the Latin "octo" meaning "eight") after January and February were inserted into the calendar that had originally been created by the Romans.

October is commonly associated with the season of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and spring in the Southern hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to April in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa. It is also very commonly associated with Halloween in the United States.

In common years January starts on the same day of the week as October, but no other month starts on the same day of the week as October in leap years. October ends on the same day of the week as February every year and January in common years only.

Read more about October:  October Events and Holidays, Month-long Observances, Miscellaneous, October Symbols

Other articles related to "october":

1932 - October
... October 1 – Babe Ruth makes his famous called shot in the fifth inning of game 3 of the 1932 World Series ... October 3 – Iraq becomes an independent kingdom under Faisal ... October 13– Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes lays the cornerstone for a new U.S ...
2031 - Predicted and Scheduled Events - October
... October 29 – Transit of Venus from Uranus. ...
October Symbols
... October's birthstones are pink tourmaline and opal ... The Zodiac sign for October are Libra (until October 22) or Scorpio (October 23 onwards) ...
1813 - Events - October–December
... October 5 – War of 1812 – Battle of the Thames in Upper Canada William Henry Harrison defeats the British, and native leader Tecumseh is killed in battle ... October 14 – After a ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, the municipality gives Simón Bolívar the title of El Libertador ... October 16–October 19 – Battle of Leipzig Napoleon is defeated ...
1839 - Events - October–December
... October 3 – In the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, a railway between Naples and Portici (7.4 km length) is inaugurated by H.M ... October 15 – Abd al-Kader declares a jihad against the French ...

Famous quotes containing the word october:

    Especially when the October wind
    With frosty fingers punishes my hair,
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    The autumnal change of our woods has not yet made a deep impression on our own literature yet. October has hardly tinged our poetry.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)