October 4th Special Days - Featuring 19+ Satellite Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, October 04, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Sputnik 1, by Cliff on Flickr

October 4th is... First Space Vehicle Launched (1957), National Golf Day/National Golf Lover's Day, International Toot Your Flute Day, World Animal Day, National Talk Like a Trucker Day/National Trucker's Day, Ten-Four Day (10/4 Day)/National CB Radio Day, Hug a Non-Meat Eater Day, National Vodka Day, Rolie Polie Olie's Birthday (1998), Improve Your Office Day, Dick Tracy Day, National Taco Day, World RBD Day, Get Your Friend Day, Leave It to Beaver Birthday (1957), National Ships-in-Bottles Day, eDay (New Zealand), Sardines Day (Japan), Cinnamon Roll Day/Cinnamon Bun Day/Kanelbullens Dag (Sweden), Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day/World Pet Day, Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi/St. Francis of Assisi's Day, St. Petronius' Day

More Special Days: Kids Music Day, Manufacturing Day/MFG DAY, National Diversity Day, Lee's National Denim Day, Plaidurday, World Smile Day®, National Body Language Day, World Dyslexia Awareness Day, Children's Day (Singapore), French Canadian Heritage Day (Michigan), Byte Night (UK), Shabbat Shuva

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: 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.

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.

Image: Sputnik 1 T-Shirt | Japanese Shirt | Soviet/Japan Retro Kawaii SatelliteSputnik 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. Screen printed in England on Superior Pre-Shrunk cotton T-Shirt.

Image: 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
Gigamic Sputnik -- Ready to blast off? Sputnik is a unique game where players travel to uninhabited galaxies in an intense, yet fun, strategy game. Your adventures in space begin with 34 play pieces on the game board representing galaxies. Each astronaut must launch one of their colored rockets off to an adjacent uninhabited galaxy and remove one from play. As the number of galaxies dwindles, one player's rocket will eventually become stranded in space and it is game over! Includes 34 galaxy play pieces, 6 launch pads, 6 rockets, game board, and instructions.

Space Coloring and Activity Books


Image: The Space Race: A History From Beginning to End | Kindle Edition | by Hourly History (Author). Publication Date: July 10, 2018
The Space Race
Amazon Freebies:

🛰️ Free Sputnik ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🛰️ Read Sputnik ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🛰️ Free Sputnik apps

🛰️ Free Satellite apps

🛰️ Free Satellite games

🛰️ Listen to Sputnik LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🛰️ Watch Sputnik Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🛰️ Listen to Sputnik Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🛰️ Free Alexa Skills | Satellite




Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:

🛰️ Sputnik Worksheet

🛰️ NOVA: Sputnik Declassified

🛰️ Solar System Printables

🛰️ Sputnik Coloring Page

🛰️ Sputnik and the Space Race - Read Naturally

🛰️ Sputnik Papercrafts

🛰️ Outer Space Printables and John F. Kennedy Copywork

🛰️ Race to the Moon! (Grades 5-6) - edHelper.com

🛰️ 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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