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Thursday October 1, 2020

October 1: Day of the Week

October 1, 2020 is the 275th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 91 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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

October 2020

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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

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October 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 1795
    Belgium is conquered by France.
  • 1880
    First electric lamp factory is opened by Thomas Edison.
  • 1898
    The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
  • 1920
    Sir Percy Cox lands in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq.
  • 1928
    The Soviet Union introduces its First Five-Year Plan.
  • 1957
    First appearance of In God We Trust on U.S. paper currency.
  • 1968
    The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
  • 1978
    Tuvalu gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1982
    Helmut Kohl replaces Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany through a Constructive Vote of No Confidence.
  • 2009
    The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom takes over the judicial functions of the House of Lords.

Who were born on October 1?

  • 1909
    Maurice Bardèche, French fascist (d. 1998)
  • 1930
    Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani politician
  • 1949
    Isaac Bonewits, American author (d. 2010)
  • 1950
    Jeane Manson, American singer and actress
  • 1970
    Alexei Zhamnov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1976
    Denis Gauthier, Canadian hockey player
  • 1981
    Arnau Riera, Spanish footballer
  • 1984
    Matt Cain, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Nazimuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1986
    Justin Westhoff, Australian rules footballer

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