October 1st Special Days - Featuring 19+ Model T Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, October 01, 2019 | 0 comments
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October 1st is... Model T Birthday (1908), Walt Disney World Opens (1971), 31 Day of Halloween Horror, CD Player Day (1982), International Music Day, International Willy Wonka Day, World Series Birthday (1903), International Raccoon Appreciation Day/Raccoon Appreciation Day, Magic Circles Day (1905), International Day of Older Persons/International Day for the Elderly, Postcard Birthday (1869), International Gaucher Day, National Black Dog Day™, National Walk Your Dog Day, National VHS Day, Jimmy Carter's Birthday (1924), Less Than Perfect Day, National BOOK It! Day, World Sake Day, Yosemite National Park Birthday (1890), National Fire Pup Day, White Rabbit Day, National Hair Day, National Lace Day, World Vegetarian Day/World Vegan Day (1977), Vegan Baking Day, Agricultural Fair Day, Armed Forces Day (Korea), National Day (China), Children's Day (Guatemala), Festival de la Primavera (Peru), Lincolnshire Day (UK), St. Remigius' Day, St. Romanos' Day, St. Theresa of the Child Jesus' Day

Special Days for Food: National Homemade Cookie Day, International Coffee Day, National Pumpkin Spice Day

More Special Days: National Fruit at Work Day, National Night Out (Alternate), IEEE Day

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

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: Model T Ford Service, by Ford Motor Company (Author). Publisher: Periscope Film LLC (August 11, 2013)Model T Birthday (1908)
-- October 1, 1908, is marked as the birthday of perhaps the greatest singular automotive creation. It is the day the first Ford Model T was produced. Ford's gift to the world brought a revolution in the automobile industry. It was the perfect combination of low price, technology, and style. It featured a hand-crank motor until 1919, and its 4-cylinder engine produced around 20 horsepower. The first Ford Model T cost $850 in 1908, and with the introduction of Ford's assembly line production, the price dropped to $300 in 1927.

Read: Model T Ford Service
-- 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.

Image: Fascinations Metal Earth 1908 Ford Model T 3D Metal Model Kit1908 Ford Model T Metal Model Kit -- The Ford Model T was the first automobile mass produced on moving assembly lines with completely interchangeable parts, marketed to the middle class. This car had two forward gears, a 20 horsepower engine and no driver doors. Pop out the pieces and connect using tabs and holes. Includes illustrated instructions.

Image: Model T Ford Factory Service Manual: Complete illustrated instructions for all operations, by Ford Motor Company (Author), by David Grant Stewart Sr. (Author). Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 20, 2012)Model T Ford Factory Service Manual -- Complete illustrated instructions for all operations on the Model T Ford. By the Ford Motor Company.

Classic First Cars Coloring and Activity Books


Image: Sea to Sea in a Model T: and the story of Henry Ford's Old Car | Kindle Edition | by Van Polen, Don (Author), Van Polen, Fran (Editor). Publication Date: March 15, 2014
Sea to Sea in a Model T
Amazon Freebies:

🚗 Free Ford Model T ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🚗 Read Ford Model T ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🚗 Free Classic Cars apps

🚗 Free Classic Cars games

🚗 Free Classic Cars magazines

🚗 Listen to Classic Cars LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🚗 Watch Model T Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🚗 Listen to Classic Cars Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🚗 Free Alexa Skills | Classic Cars




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

🚗 1909-1927 Ford Model T Specifications and Identification Page

🚗 Henry Ford 1863-1947 Printable Worksheet Booklet

🚗 Ford Model T Papercrafts | PaperCraftSquare.com



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

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 who 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.





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