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October Content Calendar

When it comes to marketing your business, a content calendar can help. Use this Content Calendar to help you with what to post.
October Content Calendar

When it comes to what to post on social media, the answer can be almost anything.

Just be sure to follow the “TRIANGLE OF TRUST“.

October

October Monthly Celebrations

  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • American Cheese Month
  • American Pharmacist Month
  • Apple Jack Month
  • Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Clergy Appreciation Month
  • Computer Learning Month
  • Cookie Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Eat Country Ham Month
  • International Drum Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
  • National Vegetarian Month
  • National Popcorn Popping Month
  • Sarcastic Month
  • Seafood Month

October Weekly Events

  • Week 1 Get Organized Week
  • Week 1 Customer Service Week
  • Week 2 Fire Prevention Week
  • Week 2 Pet Peeve Week
  • 14 – 20 Earth Sciences Week
  • Week 3 Pastoral Care Week

October Holidays That Vary

October 1

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1854 The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.
  • 1891 Stanford University, California opens its doors after being founded by Leland Stanford and his wife Jane with a $40M donation (1891 dollars), in memory of their son. Among its first graduation class, future US President Herbert Hoover.
  • 1903 First Baseball World Series game ever played; Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Americans 7-3 at Huntington Avenue; Jimmy Sebring hits first home run; Deacon Phillippe is winning pitcher and Cy Young the loser
  • 1908 Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)
  • 1932 Babe Ruth’s legendary call; sledged by Cubs dugout, points to center-field before homering into the Wrigley Field bleachers in 5th inning, Game 3 of the World Series; NY Yankees win, 7-5
  • 1982 Marvin Gaye releases his last studio album “Midnight Love” featuring single “Sexual Healing”

October 2

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1895 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper
  • 1902 Beatrix Potter‘s “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” is published by Frederick Warne & Co. in London
  • 1950 1st strip of Charlie Brown, “Li’l Folks”, later “Peanuts”, by Charles M. Schulz published in seven nationwide papers
  • 1967 Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice
  • 1995 British band Oasis release their second studio album “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?”, sells record 347,000 copies 1st week
  • 2009 “Stan Lee Day” declared by County of Los Angeles and the City of Long Beach

October 3

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1863 US President Abraham Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day
  • 1913 US Federal income tax signed into law (at 1%) by President Woodrow Wilson
  • 1945 Elvis Presley‘s 1st public appearance at the age of 10
  • 1974 Future Basketball Hall of Fame guard Jerry West (“Mr. Clutch”) retires after 14 NBA seasons with the LA Lakers; West has 25,192 career points; averages 29.1 ppg in 153 playoff games
  • 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady becomes NFL’s all-time leader in career passing yardage in 19-17 win vs NE Patriots at Gillette Stadium: Brady 22-43 for 269 yards to pass Drew Brees’ high of 80,358

October 4

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1854 Abraham Lincoln makes his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair
  • 1911 1st escalator installed on the London Underground at Earl’s Court Station
  • 1990 US premiere of Fox TV’s “Beverly Hills, 90210” created by Darren Star and starring Luke Perry, Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty
  • 2006 WikiLeaks is launched, created by internet activist Julian Assange

October 5

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1869 Man-made tunnel under St. Anthony Falls, Minnesota collapses, threatening the Minneapolis riverfron
  • 1947 Harry Truman makes the 1st Presidential address televised from the White House
  • 1962 “Dr. No”, 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London
  • 1962 The Beatles release their first record, “Love Me Do”
  • 2004 7-time All-Star and 6-time NBA Champion forward Scottie Pippen announces his retirement from the NBA and the Chicago Bulls

October 6

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1857 First American Chess Congress hosted by the American Chess Association in NYC, NY; won by Paul Morphy 10 November
  • 1889 Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture
  • 1987 “Faith” single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)
  • 2001 UK talent show “Pop Idol” debuts, created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon Cowell, Pete Waterman. Start of a worldwide Idol franchise.

October 7

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1520 1st public burning of books in Netherlands, in Louvain
  • 1931 1st infra-red photograph, Rochester, NY
  • 1968 Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system
  • 2008 Music, podcast, and video streaming service Spotify is launched by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon
  • 2018 Jodie Whittaker debuts in her first full episode as the 13th and first female Doctor Who on BBC television

October 8

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1871 The Great Chicago Fire kills an estimated 300 people and destroys over 4 square miles (10 square km) of buildings and the original Emancipation Proclamation
  • 1942 Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show
  • 1971 John Lennon releases his megahit single “Imagine”
  • 2001 US President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security

October 9

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1946 First electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50
  • 1980 1st consumer use of home banking by computer by United American Bank in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1992 Action thriller film “Under Siege” directed by Andrew Davis starring Steven Seagal in his most famous role is released

October 10

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1933 1st synthetic detergent, “Dreft” by Procter & Gamble, goes on sale
  • 1994 NY Giants retire Lawrence Taylor‘s #56

October 11

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1950 The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS
  • 1983 Last hand-cranked telephones US went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial
  • 1984 1st space walk by US woman (Dr Kathryn D Sullivan)

October 12

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1915 Ford Motor Company under Henry Ford manufactures its 1 millionth automobile at the River Rouge plant in Detroit
  • 1979 Boston Celtics guard Chris Ford scores first 3-point basket in NBA history in 1st quarter of 114-106 win v Houston at Boston Garden; game also marks debut of Boston rookie Larry Bird

October 13

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1775 First US Navy forms when Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet [1]
  • 1792 “Old Farmer’s Almanac” is 1st published and edited by Robert Thomas
  • 2019 Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in history when she wins record 25th medal at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2021 William Shatner becomes the oldest person to reach space, travelling aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket on a 10 minute flight

October 14

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Holidays

Be Bald and Free Day

National Dessert Day – take an extra helping, or two

This Day In History

  • 1926 A. A. Milne‘s book “Winnie the Pooh” released
  • 1939 BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) formed
  • 1964 Martin Luther King Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

October 15

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Holidays

This Day In History

October 16

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1829 Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)
  • 1923 Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded
  • 2019 Netflix reveals its most popular original movie was Sandra Bullock‘s “Bird Box” and TV series “Stranger Things” for the year

October 17

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Holidays

This Day In History

October 18

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1867 Alaska Purchase: US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia, having paid $7.2 million
  • 1892 1st commercial long-distance phone line opens (Chicago-NY)
  • 1967 Walt Disney’s animated musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling‘s “The Jungle Book” film is released; cast featured Phil Harris, Louis Prima, Sterling Holloway, and Sebastian Cabot
  • 1974 Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes 1st in NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists & 12 blocks

October 19

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1781 British forces under General Charles Cornwallis sign terms of surrender to George Washington and Comte de Rochambeau at Yorktown at 2 pm, ending the US Revolutionary War
  • 1990 “Dances with Wolves” directed by Kevin Costner and starring Kevin Costner and Mary McDonnell premieres in Washington, D.C. (Academy Awards Best Picture 1991)

October 20

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1955 Publication of “The Return of the King”, the 3rd and final volume of “The Lord of the Rings” by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London
  • 1957 Lester B. Pearson is the first Canadian to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his aid in resolving the Suez Crisis
  • 1957 Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary

October 21

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Holidays

This Day In History

October 22

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1897 World’s first car dealer opens in London
  • 1966 Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens)
  • 2008 Google Play is launched, the official app store for the Android operating system

October 23

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1915 1st national horseshoe throwing championship at Kellerton, Iowa
  • 1941 Walt Disney‘s animated film “Dumbo” released
  • 1958 The Smurfs first appear in the story “Johan and Pirlouit” by Belgium cartoonist Peyo
  • 2015 Adele releases her single “Hello” – becomes 1st song with more than a million downloads in 1st week (1.1m)

October 24

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1963 Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award
  • 1981 Pablo Picasso‘s 1937 painting Guernica goes on display in Madrid Spain to celebrate the centenary of the artist’s birth
  • 2018 Largest jackpot in US history at $1.6 billion won by one person in South Carolina

October 25

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1861 Toronto Stock Exchange created
  • 1960 1st electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC
  • 1978 “Halloween”, directed by John Carpenter, starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released

October 26

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1492 Lead (graphite) pencils first used
  • 1858 Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine in Pittsburgh
  • 1881 Gunfight at the OK Corral: The most famous shootout in the Wild West occurs, between lawmen (including Wyatt Earp) and the Cowboys, with Tom and Frank McLaury and Billy Clanton killed
  • 1972 Edwin Land introduces the first truly instant camera the Polaroid SX-70 camera at an event in Miami, Florida
  • 1984 “The Terminator” directed by James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton is released in the US

October 27

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Holidays

Black Cat Day

National Tell a Story Day – in Scotland and the U.K.

Navy Day

This Day In History

  • 1787 Federalist Papers start appearing in New York newspapers under pseudonym “Publius” (written by Alexander HamiltonJames Madison, and John Jay)
  • 1955 “Rebel Without a Cause”, directed by Nicholas Ray, starring James Dean and Natalie Wood, is released
  • 1988 “ET” released to home video (14 million presold)

October 28

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Holidays

This Day In History

October 29

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1959 “Asterix” is first published in the French magazine “Pilote” by Rene Goscinny, illustrated by Albert Uderzo
  • 2018 Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson breaks NBA record previously held by teammate Stephen Curry for most 3-pointers in a game with 14 in Warriors’ 149-124 win over the Bulls in Chicago

October 30

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1974 “The Rumble in the Jungle”: Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in the 8th round in Kinshasa, Zaire; regains world heavyweight boxing title with famous “rope-a-dope” tactic
  • 2012 Walt Disney purchases Lucasfilm Ltd, and its rights for Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, for $4.05 billion
  • 2021 Grand Ole Opry broadcasts its 5000th Saturday night radio program, from Nashville, Tennessee [1]

October 31

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Holidays

This Day In History

  • 1913 1st US paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway is dedicated
  • 2003 Bethany Hamilton, aged 13, has her arm bitten off by a shark while surfing in Hawaii
  • 2008 Whitepaper “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” is published by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto. It describes a decentralized peer-to-peer network that could track and verify transactions while producing a transparent, verifiable record.
  • 2010 Post-apocalyptic zombie TV series “The Walking Dead” premieres, starring Andrew Lincoln and Jon Bernthal on AMC

NOTE: Information within the Content Calendar was curated from Holidayinsights.com, & OnThisDay.com.

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