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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 331 BCAlexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.
- 1847German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske.
- 1854The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American system of watch manufacturing.
- 1908Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825.
- 1937The Japanese city Handa is founded in Aichi Prefecture.
- 1946Nazi leaders are sentenced at Nuremberg Trials.
- 1957First appearance of In God We Trust on U.S. paper currency.
- 1960Nigeria gains independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1969Concorde breaks the sound barrier for the first time.
- 1998Vladimir Putin becomes a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
Who were born on October 1?
- 1771Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer (d. 1842)
- 1888Charles Jordan, American magician (d. 1944)
- 1950Elpida, Greek singer (Sokrati, Tora Zo)
- 1953Klaus Wowereit, German politician, Mayor of Berlin
- 1955Morten Gunnar Larsen, Norwegian pianist, playing mainly classic ragtime and early jazz
- 1961Gary Ablett, Australian rules footballer
- 1973John Thomson, American baseball player
- 1974Mats Lindgren, Swedish ice hockey player
- 1978Leticia Cline, American model and TV personality
- 1990Charlie McDonnell, English musician and YouTube personality
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