In searching October birthdays, I found the following people:
- Buster Keaton
- John Lennon
- Eleanor Roosevelt
- Molly Pitcher
- Bela Lugosi
- Pablo Picasso
- Mahalia Jackson
- Teddy Roosevelt
- Sylvia Plath
- Emily Post
Perhaps your kids don't want to research these "old" people, even though it might be a great challenge for them. If that's the case how about researching the current celebrities listed below? If you're over 30, you've most likely never heard of most of these kids, but your students probably know them. Most are Gen Z stars through youtube or young pop culture.
- Brie Larson
- Alex Guzman
- Cardi B
- Queen Naija
Famous people born in October are not the only research possibilities. How about looking into famous historical events? Your kids could research the following:
- 1636 - Harvard was founded
- 1793 - Queen Marie Antoinette was beheaded
- 1871 - The Great Fire of Chicago started
- 1881 - shoot-out at the O.K. Corral
- 1884 - Greenwich began universal standard time zones
- 1908 - Henry Ford's Model T first went on sale
- 1927 - First full length "talkie" film, The Jazz Singer, opened
- 1929 - stock market crashed starting the Great Depression
- 1946 - Twelve Nazi leaders sentenced to death in Nuremberg, Germany
- 1957 - Russians launched Sputnik, first Satellite in space
- 1967 - Thurgood Marshall sworn in as first African American on the Supreme Court
- 1973 - Yom Kippur War against Israel started when Egypt & Syria attacked
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