• What you didnt know about October

    1. October retained its name (from the Latin and Greek ôctō meaning "eight") after January and February were inserted into the calendar that had originally been created by the Romans.
    2. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar,with November and December being the Ninth and Tenth month respectively. It became the tenth month in the  calendar of Romulus When King Numa pompilius reformed it in c. 750 bc.
    3. October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the sixth of seven months to have a length of 31 days.
    4. October's birth flower is the Calendula. Often known as marigolds, these plants can grow up to almost two feet tall and are valued for their healing properties. You can use the flower head to help soothe cuts, burns, sores, and even insect bites.candula
    5.  Eight UK Prime Ministers had October birthdays, a figure unbeaten by any month - David Cameron,Theresa May,Margaret Thatcher,Ramsay MacDonald,Viscount Palmerston,William Grenville,William Grenville(1712).
    6. Six US Presidents had October birthdays, which is more than any other month including those in July -  John Adams, Rutherford Hayes, Chester Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and Jimmy Carter.
    7. A 2015 study, kids born in October out-performed those born in other months.
    8. On Halloween night, Scottish girls would hang a wet sheet in front of a fire and believed they would see the image of their future husband.
    9. The Sound of Music's Julie Andrews was born on Oct 1, with some other famous October babies include, but are not limited to: Matt Damon (Oct 8), Simon Cowell (Oct 7), Ryan Reynolds (Oct 23), Julia Roberts (Oct 28).
    10. Having opals and tourmaline as their birthstones. Legend has it, if you're wearing an opal and you weren't born in October, you're unsafe. Under superstition, opals are extremely bad luck and should never be given as a gift (but you, October babies, are in the clear).
    11. They actually tend to live the longest. Marie Hendrix and Gabrielle Vaudremer, celebrated their 100th birthdays on October 2, 2010. They didn't register with Guinness World Records, but would have been recognized as the oldest living twins at that time if they'd applied. Marie Hendrix and Gabrielle Vaudremer

    Make every second of this new month count. Be amazing as always! Have a great month ahead. 

    Updated on 12:07-pm October 1,2019


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