October 8 occasionally falls on the second Monday of October, the traditional designated day honoring Christopher Columbus’s discovery of the European’s New World. The chain reaction of events following this
On October 7, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe is found alone and dead on a park bench in Baltimore. One of his final works, “Annabel Lee,” is published following his passing.
On October 6, 1979, Elizabeth Bishop dies. Bishop confronted death multiple times in her life. The way she viewed loss can be peered into with her poem, “One Art.” The
On October 5, 1813 Chief Tecumseh dies. Reasons for his death are conflicting. His legacy is as one of the most celebrated Indian leaders in history who promoted tribal unity.
On October 4, 1957 Russia launches Sputnik 1, marking the start of the Space Race. The event is notable enough to launch a wave of cultural works on the other
On October 3, 1226 Saint Francis of Assisi dies. One of the most popular saints in Catholic tradition, he is known for his writings such as the Canticle of Creation.
On October 2, 1959 ‘The Twilight Zone’ premieres on CBS. In 2019, the series will experience another revival under the direction of Jordan Peele. During the show’s original run from
On October 1, 1971 Walt Disney World opens. In the coming decades, Disney establishes one of the highest standards of entertainment in the world. Walt Disney World corporate culture makes