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October 2016

Tuesday 4th October 2016 Saint Francis Day
Many Christians worldwide celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi on October 4 each year. The feast commemorates the life of St Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment.
Wednesday 5th October 201619:30Green Christian meeting - A time for eco-building?
The Old Priory, Clarence St, Cheltenham, GL50 3LE

Mark Boulton's energy and commitment were pivotal in securing Gloucestershire's first national Eco-Congregation award some years ago - a good example of the difference one individual can make. Mark's talks have always been beautifully illustrated (he is a professional photographer), as well as encouraging lively discussion.
Saturday 8th October 2016 Speak Up week of climate action
Supported by Christian Aid and Climate Action - Speak Up for the love of the people, places and cherished things affected by climate change. Could you join with others and get your church to act and have an event this week?
Sunday 9th October 2016 Speak Up week of climate action
Supported by Christian Aid and Climate Action - Speak Up for the love of the people, places and cherished things affected by climate change. Could you join with others and get your church to act and have an event this week?
Monday 10th October 2016 Windscale fire anniversary
The Windscale fire of 10 October 1957 was the worst nuclear accident in Great Britain's history, ranked in severity at level 5 out of a possible 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale
 Speak Up week of climate action
Supported by Christian Aid and Climate Action - Speak Up for the love of the people, places and cherished things affected by climate change. Could you join with others and get your church to act and have an event this week?
Tuesday 11th October 2016 Speak Up week of climate action
Supported by Christian Aid and Climate Action - Speak Up for the love of the people, places and cherished things affected by climate change. Could you join with others and get your church to act and have an event this week?
Wednesday 12th October 2016 Speak Up week of climate action
Supported by Christian Aid and Climate Action - Speak Up for the love of the people, places and cherished things affected by climate change. Could you join with others and get your church to act and have an event this week?
Thursday 13th October 2016 Speak Up week of climate action
Supported by Christian Aid and Climate Action - Speak Up for the love of the people, places and cherished things affected by climate change. Could you join with others and get your church to act and have an event this week?
Friday 14th October 2016 Speak Up week of climate action
Supported by Christian Aid and Climate Action - Speak Up for the love of the people, places and cherished things affected by climate change. Could you join with others and get your church to act and have an event this week?
Saturday 15th October 2016 Speak Up week of climate action
Supported by Christian Aid and Climate Action - Speak Up for the love of the people, places and cherished things affected by climate change. Could you join with others and get your church to act and have an event this week?
11:30Fly a Kite for the Climate
Robinswood Hill

An event for all the family to celebrate Climate Coalition Speak Up Week of Action. Activities include flying kites or maybe even make one, making paper windmills with a climate change message and a walk to the top of the hill for those who want to.

Richard Graham MP will be there.

The event will end at 1pm with a gathering together to reflect on and celebrate the wonders of our world.

For more information, please email mariageoffwells@yahoo.co.uk
Meet by the visitor centre, off Reservoir Road, GL4 6SX

The event depends on the weather, if in doubt whether it will go ahead please call Mike on 07982245361 on the day.
Sunday 16th October 2016 Anniversary of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis
Friday 21st October 2016 Apple Day
Apple Day has proven itself to be an increasingly popular event. What started on 21st October 1990 as an attempt to spread environmental awareness and a celebration of autumn as a whole, has quickly grown... It is organized by Common Ground, as well as the Women’s Institute, National Trust properties, Wildlife Trusts, and many other local restaurants, clubs, societies, and educational institutes.
Wednesday 26th October 2016 U2 Spy plane incident in 1962
On October 27, 1962, just as the Cuban Missile Crisis was reaching its boiling point, an American U-2 spy plane took off from Alaska en route to a routine reconnaissance mission near the North Pole. Pilot Charles Maultsby was supposed to use celestial navigation to find his way, but halfway through the trip his view of the night sky became hopelessly obscured by the glow of the aurora borealis, or “northern lights.” With no visual markers to guide him, Maultsby soon drifted far off course and inadvertently crossed the border into the Soviet Union.

Because the situation in Cuba still rested on a knife-edge, Maultsby’s accidental detour carried possibly catastrophic consequences. Worried the U-2 could be a nuclear bomber, the Soviets scrambled several MiG fighter jets and sent them on a course to destroy the intruding aircraft. The Air Force responded by dispatching two F-102 fighters armed with nuclear-tipped missiles to shepherd Maultsby back to Alaska. Any confrontation between the two groups of aircraft could have potentially ended in all-out war, but Maultsby managed to glide his U-2—which had long since run out of fuel—out of Soviet airspace before he could be intercepted.
Thursday 27th October 2016 Climax of 1962 Cuban missile crisis
Arkhipov, a senior officer on the Soviet B-59 submarine, refused permission to launch its nuclear torpedo
Friday 28th October 2016 End of 1962 Cuban missile crisis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_Missile_Crisis