Updated October 17, 2014

Welcome to Mr. Kash's History Page at MrKash.com. I am a history teacher at Madison Middle School in North Hollywood, California. I have designed this website to be used by history students and teachers interested in exploring the Internet as part of their studies. The Parents section provides parents access to what students are doing in my class on a daily basis. The site is frequently updated to highlight the celebrations and events of the month. I hope you enjoy yourself and learn something. Feel free to email me with comments and suggestions at jkash@mrkash.com.


October Holidays and Events


While not one of our regular historic celebrations, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is certainly worth remembering. Way too many women are being diagnosed with breast cancer. This month, we focus on the prevention, and hopefully the cure for breast cancer. Learn more below.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Jewish High Holy Days

The Jewish High Holy Days are observed for the ten-day period, beginning with Rosh Hashanah at sundown on September 25th in 2014 and ending with Yom Kippur at sundown on October 4th. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the most important of all Jewish Holidays. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement. On this day Jews all over the world fast and pray.
High Holy Days on the Net
Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur

Columbus Day

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. That is how we learned it in elementary school. We celebrate Columbus Day on October 11th this year. Columbus Day celebrates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492.
The History of Columbus Day
Columbus Day from American Memory
Columbus Day and Christopher Columbus

Dictionary Day

On October 16th, we celebrate the birth of Noah Webster, "the father of the American Dictionary."
Happy Birthday Noah Webster
Noah Webster’s Birthday
Noah Webster and America's First Dictionary

United Nations Day

The United Nations was begun so all nations of the world would have a place to go to discuss their problems. The United Nations began in 1945. The United Nations building is in New York city. We celebrate United Nations Day on October 24th with the hopes that this will be a year of peace for all nations.
United Nations Day
UN Day

On October 31st, many people around the world celebrate Halloween. Learn about these traditions and how Halloween got started below.
Halloween on the Net
The History of Halloween
Halloween Around the World
Not Just Halloween: Festivals of the Dead from around the World

Martin Luther Posts 95 Theses

On October 31 in 1517, the priest and scholar Martin Luther approaches the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and nails a piece of paper to it containing the 95 revolutionary opinions that would begin the Protestant Reformation. In his theses, Luther condemned the excesses and corruption of the Roman Catholic Church, especially the papal practice of asking payment--called "indulgences"--for the forgiveness of sins. Learn more below.
Martin Luther begins the Reformation
The 95 Theses
Martin Luther and the Reformation


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