14th October

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting appears, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.

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Onwards and Upwards!

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Fading Sun Flower, Autumn 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, October 2015:
Third Quarter – October 4, 22:06
New Moon Moon – October 13, 10:51
First Quarter – October 20, 21:31
Full Moon – October 27, 12:05

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CURRENT MOON

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The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
Angadrisma
Fortunatus of Todi
Pope Callistus I

Festival:
Day of the Cathedral of Living Pillar (Georgian Orthodox Church)
Mother's Day (Belarus)
National Education Day, formerly Teachers' Day (Poland)
Nyerere Day (Tanzania)
World Standards Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Virgo: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Jerusalem Artichokes, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants like Fruits Harvested now will store for longer. *

Also on this day:

1066 – Norman Conquest: Battle of Hastings – In England on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, the Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeat the English army and kill King Harold II of England.

1322 – Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence.

1586 – Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England.

1843 – The British arrest the Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy to commit crimes.

1888 – Louis Le Prince films first motion picture: Roundhay Garden Scene.

1912 – While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the former President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, is shot and mildly wounded by John Schrank, a mentally-disturbed saloon keeper. With the fresh wound in his chest, and the bullet still within it, Mr. Roosevelt still carries out his scheduled public speech.

1913 – Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident, occurs, and it claims the lives of 439 miners.

1943 – Prisoners at the Nazi German Sobibor extermination camp in Poland revolt against the Germans, killing eleven SS guards, and wounding many more. About 300 of the Sobibor Camp's 600 prisoners escape, and about 50 of these survive the end of the war.

1958 – The American Atomic Energy Commission, with supporting military units, carries out an underground nuclear weapon test at the Nevada Test Site, just north of Las Vegas, Nevada.

1962 – The Cuban Missile Crisis begins: A U.S. Air Force U-2 reconnaissance plane and its pilot fly over the island of Cuba and take photographs of Soviet missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads being installed and erected in Cuba.

1964 – Leonid Brezhnev becomes the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and thereby, along with his allies - such as Alexei Kosygin - the leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), ousting the former monolithic leader Nikita Khrushchev, and sending him into retirement as a nonperson in the USSR.

1967 – The Vietnam War: The folk singer Joan Baez is arrested concerning a physical blockade of the U.S. Army's induction center in Oakland, California.

1968 – Vietnam War: 27 soldiers are arrested at the Presidio of San Francisco in California for their peaceful protest of stockade conditions and the Vietnam War.

1981 – Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. Federal Government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.

1994 – The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and the Foreign Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in the establishment of the Oslo Accords and the framing of the future Palestinian Self Government.


* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.