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.
passes. Bill W., writes a January 1964 Grapevine