October Calendar

by Solveig Paulson Russell

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    Dry Leaves

    Jump in the dry leaves!

    See them scurry and fly,

    And hear how they crackle,

    And skitter, and sigh.

    Watch how a few go

    Skimming away,

    Like children from school

    Just let out to play.

    October 3, 1835: Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer, born.

    October 5, 1582: Gregorian calendar adopted.

    October 6, 1867: First LDS conference held in new Salt Lake Tabernacle.

    October 7, 1853: James Whitcomb Riley, American poet, born.

    October 9, 1898: Lorenzo Snow sustained as 5th President of Church.

    October 10, 1880: John Taylor sustained as 3rd President of Church.

    October 16, 1876: Brigham Young Academy (University) founded in Provo, Utah.

    October 17, 1901: Joseph F. Smith sustained as 6th President of Church.

    October 19, 1784: Leigh Hunt, English poet-essayist, born.

    October 21, 1878: Thomas A. Edison invented electric lights.

    October 22, 1811: Franz Liszt, Hungarian composer and conductor, born.

    October 24, 1632: Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch naturalist, born.

    October 25, 1825: Johann Strauss, Austrian composer, born.

    October 29, 1795: John Keats, English poet, born.

    October 31: Halloween in U.S.