October 1st is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, October 01, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Model T, by Les Chatfield on Flickr
Photo credit: Model T, by Les Chatfield
October 1st is... Model T Birthday (1908), CD Player Day (1982), International Music Day, National Homemade Cookie Day, International Coffee Day, International Day of Older Persons/International Day for the Elderly, International Raccoon Appreciation Day, Less Than Perfect Day, National BOOK It! Day, National Black Dog Day, National Fire Pup Day, National Hair Day, National Lace Day, World Vegetarian Day/World Vegan Day (1977), Farm Animals Day, Intergeneration Day, Walt Disney World Opens (1971), 31 Day of Halloween Horror, Postcard Birthday, Magic Circles Day (1905), National Walk Your Dog Day, Vegan Baking Day, Willy Wonka Day, Jimmy Carter's Birthday (1924), World Series Birthday (1903), Yosemite National Park Birthday (1890), National Pumpkin Spice Day, National Day (China), Lincolnshire Day (UK), Children's Day (Guatemala)

MORE (1st Monday): Blue Shirt Day®/World Day of Bullying Prevention™, Child Health Day, Day of Unity, National Consignment Day, World Architecture Day/World Day of Architecture, World Habitat Day, Child Health Day

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

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

Image: Model T Ford Service, by Ford Motor Company (Author). Publisher: Periscope Film LLC (August 11, 2013)Model T Birthday
-- 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. Source

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 2 forward gears, a 20 horsepower engine and no driver doors.

Model T Ford Factory Service Manual -- Complete illustrated instructions for all operations on the Model T Ford.

Matchbox 1921 Ford Model T -- Matchbox Across America 50th Anniversary Series Michigan

Classic First Cars Coloring Book

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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