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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, October 01, 2017 | 0 comments
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Image: Model T, by Les Chatfield on FlickrOctober 1st is... Homemade Cookie Day, Jimmy Carter's Birthday, Less Than Perfect Day, Model T Birthday, World Series Birthday, Yosemite National Park Birthday, Change a Light Day, Walt Disney World Opens, Postcard Birthday, Fire Pup Day, International Day of Older Persons, World Vegetarian Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities and coloring pages...

Photo credit: Model T,
by Les Chatfield on Flickr

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Model T Birthday
- On October 1, 1908, the first Ford Model T was produced. It featured a hand-crank motor until 1919, and its 4-cylinder engine produced around 20 horsepower.

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-- Henry Ford's Model T forever changed the world. The car made for the great multitude (as Ford put it) first debuted in 1908 and proved so affordable and so popular that fifteen million were sold through 1927.
The Tin Lizzie was the first automobile to be mass-produced on moving assembly lines, and built using interchangeable parts.
It proved tough and reliable in everyday use, and cheap enough to spawn the automobile revolution: the car cost $850 in 1909 but amazingly by the 1920s, the price had dropped to a mere $260 due to the perfection of production techniques and economy of scale.

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Model T Papercraft
Model T coloring pages
Henry Ford Facts and Worksheets
Build a Model T - Educational Resources - The Henry Ford Museum
Ford Model T 1908 Free Vehicle Paper Model Download
Henry Ford and the Model T: US History for Kids
Ford Model T Enthusiasts site: Kids Corner

Homemade Cookie Day
- celebrate by indulging in delicious homemade cookies of all kinds. What is your homemade favourite cookie?

Jimmy Carter's Birthday
- James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr., is the only U.S. President to ever serve in the Submarine Service. A veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, became the fifth consecutive President with prior Navy service in 1976. He was born in Plains, Georgia on 1 October 1924, to Lillian Gordy and James Earle Carter.

Less Than Perfect Day
- It won't be perfect, but all things considered, it could have been a worse day

World Series Birthday 1903
- The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series played, between the league champions of the American League and the National League.

Yosemite National Park Birthday 1864
- Yosemite National Park was designated by an Act of Congress on October 1, 1890, making it the third national park in the United States, after Yellowstone (1872) and Sequoia (1890). Today marks the 120th birthday of the park.

Change a Light Day
- Individuals are invited to take the online ENERGY STAR Change a Light Pledge, where they can join others nationwide committing to change out at least one light at home.

Walt Disney World Opens
- Disney World has become such a part of our popular culture it seems as if it’s been open forever, but the Magic Kingdom – the first of Disney’s Florida theme parks – opened to the public on October 1, 1971.

Postcard Birthday
- In 1869 the first postcards were issued in Vienna, Austria. The early mass-printed postcards had no pictures on them. They were designed to carry a stamp and the “mail to” address on one side. The other side was used for the sender’s message.

Fire Pup Day
- Fire Pup is the all-purpose mascot dog of fire departments everywhere. He is the hardworking canine that travels from elementary school to elementary school in the fire truck's seat of honor, helping firefighters teach children about fire safety.

International Day of Older Persons
- raising awareness about issues affecting older persons, such as senescence and elder abuse. Also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to our society.

World Vegetarian Day
- a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977.

- derived from the Sanskrit Dasha-hara meaning "remover of bad fate", is among the most important festivals celebrated in India.

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