October 4th is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, October 04, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Sputnik 1, by Cliff on Flickr
Photo credit: Sputnik 1, by Cliff
October 4th is... First Space Vehicle Launched, Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day/Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, Improve Your Office Day, National Golf Day/National Golf Lover's Day, National Taco Day, International Toot Your Flute Day, National Ships-in-Bottles Day, National Vodka Day, Ten-Four Day (10/4 Day)/National CB Radio Day, World Animal Day, World Pet Day, Bring Your Bible To School Day, Rolie Polie Olie's Birthday (1998), Leave It to Beaver Birthday (1957), Change a Light Day, Intergeneration Day, National Frappe Day, Hug a Non-Meat Eater Day, National Talk Like a Trucker Day/National Trucker's Day, International African Diaspora Day, National Poetry Day (UK), Sardines Day (Japan), eDay (New Zealand), Cinnamon Bun Day/Kanelbullens Dag (Sweden)

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: Sputnik: The First Satellite (Space Firsts), by Heather Feldman (Author). Publisher: Powerkids Pr (August 1, 2003)First Space Vehicle Launched 1957
- Sputnik was the first artificial satellite successfully placed in orbit around the Earth and was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at Tyuratam (370 km southwest of the small town of Baykonur) in Kazakhstan. At the time of its launch, this spacecraft was simply called the first artificial Earth satellite; the name Sputnik was applied much later. Source

Read: Sputnik: The First Satellite
-- The Cold War was at its height when the USSR successfully launched the world's first satellite. In the uproar that followed, the American space initiative was born. Students will read about the dedicated scientists who made the dream of space exploration a reality, how the United States responded to the Soviet achievement, and how satellites continue to make communication on Earth easier.

Image: Vintage Sputnik Atomic Soviet Space Race Poster | fridge magnets set of 8Vintage Sputnik Soviet Space Race Poster -- A set of eight beautiful reproduction vintage Sputnik posters fridge magnets - Brighten your fridge door with these colourful vintage Sputnik posters Fridge Magnets! Sputnik and the dawn of the space race, vintage Soviet posters from an era of historic importance. These fridge magnets are printed on high gloss thin flexible polymer and are 7cm x 10cms approximately.

Sputnik 1 T-Shirt -- A homage to the first artificial Earth satellite. Launched into the low Earth orbit on 4th October 1957, the tiny Sputnik triggered the Space Race and inspired and triggered new technological and scientific developments! Lightly distressed print for a vintage look.

Gigamic Sputnik
A unique game where players move their rockets from one galaxy to another and try to be the last rocket standing as the galaxy tiles are removed from play. This all-wood, multilingual strategy game encourages critical thinking and planning skills.

Space Coloring Books

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Sputnik Worksheet
NOVA: Sputnik Declassified
Solar System Printables
Sputnik Coloring Page
American Space Flight History coloring pages
Sputnik Papercrafts
Outer Space Printables and John F. Kennedy Copywork
Sputnik I Design Plans
DIY Cork Craft: Cork Sputnik
Sputnik Model DIY - Build your own satellite to celebrate the 60th Anniversary

Leave It to Beaver Birthday
- Leave It to Beaver was created by Amos 'n' Andy writers Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher. The series comprises 234, full-screen, black-and-white episodes, excluding the pilot. The show was televised from October 4, 1957, to June 20, 1963.

Rolie Polie Olie's Birthday 1998
- a children's television cartoon produced by Nelvana and created by William Joyce. The show centers on a little boy who is composed of several spheres and other three-dimensional geometric shapes.

Toot Your Own Flute Day
- intended as a day for shameless self-promotion. No need for modesty, tell everyone how great you are. Celebrate your strong points and take credit for the great things you do. Self-promotion doesn't have to be bragging.

Improve Your Office Day
- Spend the day improving the way you work — find the best place to work, equip your office with the right technology, make your office/home office fit your work style.

Ten-Four Day
- On this forth day of the tenth month, recognize all those radio operators whose code word Ten-Four signals an affirmative response.

Golf Lovers Day (National Golf Day)
- let this holiday be the day you play a game of golf or at least have some fun learning about the game.

National Taco Day
- celebrating and enjoying the great taste of a traditional Mexican dish called tacos.

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