# What Day of the Week

What day of the week is this date?

You’re probably looking for a day of the week calculator. Chances are you have a date in mind and you want to find out what day of the week it was. You’re in luck! This nifty little website will help you solve your problem. Let’s face it, it’s not easy to find an old calendar just to find out what day of the week a particular day is.

It’s also possible that you might be asking the question: “What day of the week was I born?” Whatever your reason is, you’ll get the days of the week you are looking for.

As an added bonus, this website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events and birthday of popular individuals. This is useful if you’re creating a scrapbook and you want to know some important events that took place about a particular day.

This website is using the Gregorian calendar system as the basis for computing the day of the week. Dates before 1752 in some European countries were recorded as a Julian calendar date such as the one engraved in the above picture of a church tower in Salisbury, a city in England. (Photo credit: Alan Clarke) Just for fun. Try entering the date you see in the above picture and verify the day of the week.

Here are some interesting facts about the Julian and Gregorian calendars. When the Calendar Act was implemented in Britain, on September 2, 1752 the Britons slept using the old Julian calendar and woke up the following morning using the Gregorian calendar but it suddenly became September 14, 1752. They skipped 11 days overnight. Some neighboring countries made the switch to Gregorian calendar a few centuries earlier while others a few centuries later. For example, the Russians only adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1918. The Greeks did not switch to it until 1923 and they have to skip 13 days instead of just 11 days.

Now, let us begin with today’s date. You may also enter a specific day using the form on the top bar. The year is optional and this website will use the current year if it is not given. All date and time computations are based on the server’s current date and time which is Tuesday, November 21, 2017 05:08:50 PM UTC.

## November 21: Day of the Week

November 21, 2017 is the 325th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 40 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

November 2017
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### Zodiac & Birthstone

Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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### November 21 Historical Event(s)

• 1620
Plymouth Colony settlers sign the Mayflower Compact (November 11, O.S.).
• 1861
American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis appoints Judah Benjamin secretary of war.
• 1918
A pogrom takes place in Lwów (now Lviv); over three days, at least 50 Jews and 270 Ukrainian Christians are killed by Poles.
• 1962
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.
• 2009
A mine explosion in Heilongjiang province, northeastern China, kills 108.

### Who were born on November 21?

• 1818
Lewis H. Morgan, American anthropologist (d. 1881)
• 1878
Gustav Radbruch, German law professor (d. 1949)
• 1913
Roy Boulting, British film director (d. 2001)
• 1940
Freddy Beras Goico, Dominican TV host and comedian (d. 2010)
• 1958
David Reivers, American actor

Now try another date like anniversaries, birthdays of someone you know or any other date that is special to you. Don’t forget to share the info to your friends, loved ones or social media followers. Who knows, they might appreciate and thank you for it.