Significant October Dates in A.A. History
Oct 1936           - Bill C. a Canadian alkie staying at Bill's house, committed suicide using a
                         gas stove.
Oct 1939           - 1st central committee formed in Cleveland; 1st example A.A. rotation.
Oct 1942           - 1st issue of Cleveland Central Bulletin is published.
Oct 1944           - First non American branch started in Sydney, Australia
                         by Father T. V. Dunlea & Rex.
Oct 1946           -
Grapevine reports new groups registering with The Central Office from
                         July 9 to September 9 :INDIANA--Muncie, Terre Haute and Dunkirk.
Oct 1946           - Public Welfare in Indiana article:
“Some Aspects of A.A.”
Oct 1950           - Readers Digest report: ”Double-Barreled Hope for Alcoholics”
Oct 1951           - Sister Ignatia wrote "Care of Alcoholics - St. Thomas Hospital & A.A.
                          Started Movement Which Swept Country" article in "Hospital Progress"    
                           the journal of Catholic Hospital Association.
Oct 1954           - The "Alcoholic Foundation" renamed the "General Service Board of A.A."
Oct 1958           - Playhouse 90 TV airs "The Days of Wine and Roses".
Oct 1986           - Harper’s Magazine article:
“A Drunkards Progress.”
Oct 1, 1941       - Local news reports 1st AA Group in New Haven, CT.
Oct 1, 1957       - Book "A.A. Comes of Age" published.
Oct 2, 1944       - Marty M. founded National Committee Education Alcoholism,
                        later became National Council on Alcoholism.
Oct 2, 1953       - US News & World Report,
“The Facts About Alcoholism.”
Oct 3, 1945       - AA Grapevine adopted as national publication of AA.
Oct 5-7, 1972    - 2nd World Service meeting held in New York.
Oct 5, 1988       - Lois Burnam Wilson died.
Oct 6, 1941       - 900 dine at Cleveland dinner for Bill D, AA #3.
Oct 8, 1988       - Memorial Service for Lois W at Stepping Stones, NY.
Oct. 9-11, 1969 - 1st World Service meeting held in New York with
                          delegates from 14 countries.
Oct 10, 1943     - 6 of 1st 9 AA's attend clubhouse anniv. in Toledo.
Oct 10, 1970     - Lois reads "Bills Last Message" at annual dinner in NY.
Oct 10, 1988     - Lois is buried next to Bill in Manchester, Vermont.
Oct 13, 1947     - "The Melbourne Group" held its first meeting in Australia.
Oct 14, 1939     - Journal of American Medical Association gives Big Book unfavorable
                         review.
Oct 15, 1904     - Marty M, early AA woman, is born in Chicago.
Oct 17, 1935     - Ebby T, Bills sponsor, moves in with Bill and Lois.
Oct 20, 1928     - Bill wrote promise to Lois in family Bible to quit drinking.
                         By Thanksgiving added second promise.
Oct 21, 1939     -
Cleveland Plain Dealer begins series of articles on AA of by Elrick Davis.
Oct 22, 1963     - E M Jellinek, alcoholism educator and AA friend dies.
Oct 24, 1942     - L.A. Times reports AA groups in 14 California cities.
Oct 24, 1943     - Wilson's start 1st major A.A. tour, returned Jan 19, 1944.
Oct 24, 1973     - Trustee's Archives Committee of AA has its 1st meeting.
Oct 28, 1940     - Indianapolis, Indiana held it first meeting.
Oct 28, 1994     - National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence celebrates
                          50 years.
Oct 30, 1951     -
Lasker Award given to AA by American Public Health Assoc.
                         
Grapevine reports on this event.
Oct 31,1963      -
Dr. Sam Shoemaker passes. Bill W., writes a January 1964 Grapevine
note.