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Oct 1

First Day of Disability Employment Awareness Month


Oct 1

Oct 1

First Day of LGBTQIA+ History Month


Oct 1

Anniversary of the Jerry Rescue


Oct 1

Birth of Anfesia Shapsnikoff, Aleut leader


Oct 2

Birth of Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi


Oct 4

First publication of the New Orleans Tribune


Oct 4

Anniversary of the Berglund High School Walkout


Oct 5

World Teacher's Day


Oct 5

Seminole Tribe vs. Butterworth Ruling of 1981


Oct 6

Birth of Fannie Lou Hamer


Oct 7

Fatal assault of Matthew Shepard in 1998


Oct 7

Toni Morrison wins the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993


Oct 8

Birth of Jesse Jackson in 1941


Oct 11

National Coming Out Day


Oct 11

Indigenous Peoples Day


Oct 12

The Society of American Indians formed in 1911


Oct 12

Anniversary of the Battle of Virden/Coal Miner's Day


Oct 13

Oct 15

Supreme Court blocks the Civil Rights Act of 1875


Oct 15

White Cane Safety Day


Oct 15

Founding of the Black Panther Party in 1966


Oct 16

World Food Day


Oct 16

Anniversary of the Raid on Harpers Ferry


Oct 16

1968 Olympics Action by Tommie Smith and John Carlos


Oct 17

Martial Law Declared in 1871 over KKK violence


Oct 17

Birth of Vernon Bellecourt


Oct 17

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


Oct 18

Oct 21

Pablo Neruda wins the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1971


Oct 22

National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality


Oct 24

Los Angeles Chinatown Massacre of 1871


Oct 26

Intersex Awareness Day


Oct 31

El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)


Oct 31

Halloween