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This calendar of events represents typical school and legal holidays but is not the official calendar for El Toro High School in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District.

Please do not rely on this calendar for official school holidays, schedules or closures. Contact the school at 949-586-6333 or on their official website for further information.

October 1, 2014
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
The Great Chicago Fire
Columbus Day
United States invades Grenada, 1983
Shootout at the OK Corral, 1881
New York City subway opens, 1904
Gateway Arch completed, 1965
The Cuban Missile Crisis comes to an end, 1962
Guitarist Duane Allman dies in motorcycle accident, 1971
Stock market crashes
John Adams is Born
Houdini is dead, 1926
River Phoenix dies
The U.S. Congress admits Nevada as the 36th state

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Shootout at the OK Corral, 1881
October 26th, 1881. On this day in 1881, the Earp brothers face off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. 
Monday, October 27, 2014
New York City subway opens, 1904
At 2:35 on the afternoon of October 27, 1904, New York City Mayor George McClellan takes the controls on the inaugural run of the city's innovative new rapid transit system: the subway. 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Gateway Arch completed, 1965
On this day in 1965, construction is completed on the Gateway Arch, a spectacular 630-foot-high parabola of stainless steel marking the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial on the waterfront of St. Louis, Missouri. 
The Cuban Missile Crisis comes to an end, 1962
The Cuban Missile Crisis comes to an end, 1962 The Cuban Missile crisis comes to a close as Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev agrees to remove Russian missiles from Cuba in exchange for a promise from the United States to respect Cuba's territorial sovereignty. This ended nearly two weeks of anxiety and tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union that came close to provoking a nuclear conflict. 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Guitarist Duane Allman dies in motorcycle accident, 1971
Duane Allman, a slide guitarist and the leader of the Allman Brothers Band, is killed on this day in 1971 when he loses control of his motorcycle and drives into the side of a flatbed truck in Macon, Georgia. He was 24 years old. 
Stock market crashes
Black Tuesday hits Wall Street as investors trade 16,410,030 shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors, and stock tickers ran hours behind because the machinery could not handle the tremendous volume of trading. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world spiraled downward into the Great Depression. 
Thursday, October 30, 2014
John Adams is Born
On this day in 1735, John Adams, the son of a farmer and a descendant of Plymouth Rock pilgrims, is born in Braintree, Massachusetts. He enrolled in Harvard University at16 and went on to teach school and study law before becoming America's second president. 
Friday, October 31, 2014
Houdini is dead, 1926
Harry Houdini, the most celebrated magician and escape artist of the 20th century, dies of peritonitis in a Detroit hospital. Twelve days before, Houdini had been talking to a group of students after a lecture in Montreal when he commented on the strength of his stomach muscles and their ability to withstand hard blows.  
River Phoenix dies
On this day in 1993, the 23-year-old actor River Phoenix, who appeared in such films as Stand by Me and My Own Private Idaho, dies of a drug overdose outside a Hollywood nightclub. At the time of his death, Phoenix was considered one of the most promising actors of his generation and had received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his performance in 1988ís Running on Empty. 
The U.S. Congress admits Nevada as the 36th state
On this day in 1864, anxious to have support of the Republican-dominated Nevada Territory for President Abraham Lincoln's reelection, the U.S. Congress quickly admits Nevada as the 36th state in the Union. 
Halloween is a tradition celebrated on the night of October 31, most notably by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting sweets, fruit, and other gifts.