October 7

  • Engraving of the Great Chicago Fire The Great Chicago Fire

    Four square miles of downtown Chicago was destroyed by a massive fire that burned for two days.

October 10

  • Eleanor Roosevelt Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was an author, activist, speaker, politician, UN ambassador, and vocal supporter of civil rights.

October 11

October 15

  • Noah Webster Noah Webster

    Noah Webster was an early American educator who was instrumental in establishing an "American" approach to education.  He is best remembered his An American Dictionary of the English Language.

October 26

  • Steven Kellogg Steven Kellogg

    Steven Kellogg has illustrated well over a hundred stories and has created some truly beloved picture book characters, including an independently minded Great Dane named Pinkerton.