Did You Know? October 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of October

October 01

Did you know that the month of October is named after the Latin word “octo”, meaning eight?

While October is the tenth month of the Gregorian calendar, it was the eighth month of the old Roman calendar.

Historically, the year started in March, but when January and February were added in, October kept its name.

Please visit our “Did You Know? October” webpage for more fun facts about the month of October!


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