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How the Month “October” Got Its Name

##EMBED## October got its name from the Latin “octo”, meaning “eight”.  If this seems odd to you, considering it’s the tenth month in the modern day calendar (Gregorian), that actually used to not be the case.  It was once the eighth month (in the Roman Calendar) and the name simply carried over. Click Here for Sources and to Learn More […]

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