October

October is National Book Month!

October 1 — Yosemite National Park Created (1890)

October 2 — San Diego Zoo Founded (1916)

October 3 — James Herriot, English Veterinarian, Born (1916)

October 4 — Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Ecology

October 5 — Catherine Cooper Hopley, British Herpetologist, Born (1817)

October 6 — Mad Hatter’s Day

October 7 — Henry A. Wallace, Secretary of Agriculture, Born (1888)

October 8 — World Octopus Day

October 9 — Vajont Dam Disaster (1963)

October 10 — Dnieper Dam Began Operation (1932)

October 11 — Big Cypress and Big Thicket National Preserves Created (1974)

October 12 — William Laurance, Tropical Conservationist, Born (1957)

October 13 — International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

October 14 — Timpanogos Cave National Monument Created (1922)

October 15 — Isabella Bird, Pioneering Eco-traveler, Born (1831)

October 16 — World Food Day

October 17 — Oliver Rackham Born (1939)

October 18 — Clean Water Act Established (1972)

October 19 — Research Vessel Albatross Launched (1882)

October 20 — OPEC Oil Embargo (1973)

October 21 — “Ding” Darling Born (1876)

October 22 — Wombat Day

October 23 — Cumberland Island National Seashore established (1972)

October 24 — Antoni von Leeuwenhoek Born (1632)

October 25 — Secretary of the Interior Convicted in Teapot Dome Scandal (1929)

October 26 — Erie Canal Opens (1825)

October 27 — Golden Gate and Gateway National Recreation Areas Created (1972)

October 28 — Henry Mosby, Wild Turkey Biologist, Born (1913)

October 28 — First Ticker-tape Parade Held (1886)

October 29 — Stanley Park, Vancouver, Dedicated (1889)

October 30 — UNESCO Designates 9 Natural World Heritage Sites (1981)

October 31 — Lincoln Highway Dedicated (1913)

This Month in Conservation

April 1
Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Conservationist, Born (1940)
April 2
Maria Sibylla Merian, German Entomologist, Born (1647)
April 3
Jane Goodall, Chimpanzee Researcher, Born (1934)
April 4
“The Good Life” Begins Airing (1975)
April 5
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Created (1933)
April 6
American Museum of Natural History Founded (1869)
April 7
World Health Day
April 8
A Tribute to the Endangered Species Act
April 9
Jim Fowler, “Wild Kingdom” Co-host, Born (1932)
April 10
Arbor Day First Celebrated (1872)
April 11
Ian Redmond, Primatologist, Born (1954)
April 12
Arches National Monument Created (1929)
April 13
First Elephant Arrives in U.S. (1796)
April 14
Black Sunday Dust Storm (1935)
April 15
Nikolaas Tinbergen, Animal Behaviorist, Born (1907)
April 16
Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing Arrive in U.S. (1972)
April 17
Ford Mustang Introduced (1964)
April 18
Natural History Museum, London, Opened (1881)
April 19
E. Lucy Braun, Plant Ecologist, Born (1889)
April 20
Gro Harlem Brundtland, Godmother of Sustainable Development, Born (1939)
April 21
John Muir, Father of American Conservation, Born (1838)
April 22
The First Earth Day (1970)
April 23
World Book Day
April 24
Tomitaro Makino, Father of Japanese Botany, Born (1862)
April 25
Theodore Roosevelt National Park Established (1947)
April 26
John James Audubon Born (1785)
April 27
Soil Conservation Service Created (1935)
April 28
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident Announced (1986)
April 29
Dancing with Nature’s Stars
April 29
Emmeline Moore, Pioneering Fisheries Scientist, Born (1872)
April 30
First State Hunting License Fee Enacted (1864)
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