October is the tenth month in the Gregorian calendar, received its name from the Latin numeral octo meaning “eight”, because in the original Roman calendar it was the eighth month. October Milestones: • October 1st 1890 – Yosemite National Park was established by the U.S. Congress • October 1st 1971 – Walt Disney World opened near Orlando, Florida. • October 2nd 1950 – Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz was first published. • October 4th 1957 – The USSR launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth • October 5th, 1962 – The Beatles’ first single, Love Me Do backed with P.S. I Love You, is released in the United Kingdom • October 10th, 1971 – Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopened in Lake Havasu City, Arizona • October 14th 1926 – Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne, was first published. • October 16th 1923 – The Walt Disney Company was founded by Walt Disney and his brother, Roy Disney • October 22nd 1966 – The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album: The Supremes A’ Go-Go • October 30th 1938 – Orson Welles broadcast his radio play of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds.