I have always been interested in facts about October. I'm not sure why, except that I love autumn and October is also the month my birthday falls in. On top of those things, the end of October brings a fun day for kids around the globe - Halloween.
* October was the eighth month of the ancient Roman calendar.
* October was Winmonath or wine month in ancient England.
* The American flag was first raised over Alaska on October 18, 1867, the same year that Canada officially became a country.
* The full moon in October is known as the Hunter's Moon. In 2007, we also had a Blue Moon. A Blue Moon occurs when there are two full moons in the same month.
* Canada celebrated National School Safety week from October 17th to the 23rd in 2007.