The month of October has always held special interest because the last day of the month is Halloween. That day alone conjures up images of fun and craziness and trick or treating. However, there were many other events that took place during October that have also dramatically impacted our history and our culture. President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving to be a nation holiday in 1862. The Chicago Fire changed that city and fire response in 1871. Columbus discovered the new world in 1492. The Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 brought the world to the brink of atomic war. The Stock Market crashed in 1929 and brought on the Great Depression. In 1938, Orson Welles created the most impactful radio broadcast in history. Come and hear these stories and a whole lot more and find out about the unique events during the month of October throughout time.