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Saturday October 2, 2021

October 2: Day of the Week

October 2, 2021 is the 275th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 90 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

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

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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 2 Historical Event(s)

  • 1780
    John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, is hanged as a spy by American forces.
  • 1889
    In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
  • 1924
    The Geneva Protocol is adopted as a means to strengthen the League of Nations.
  • 1928
    The “Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God”, commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá.
  • 1937
    Dominican Republic strongman Rafael Trujillo orders the execution of the Haitian population living within the borderlands; approximately 20,000 are killed over the next five days.
  • 1941
    World War II: In Operation Typhoon, Germany begins an all-out offensive against Moscow.
  • 1968
    A peaceful student demonstration in Mexico City culminates in the Tlatelolco massacre.
  • 1996
    Aeroperú Flight 603, a Boeing 757, crashes into the Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from Lima, Peru, killing 70.
  • 1996
    The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
  • 2005
    Ethan Allen Boating Accident: The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people.

Who were born on October 2?

  • 1833
    William Corby, American Catholic priest (d. 1897)
  • 1869
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Indian independence movement figure (d. 1948)
  • 1873
    Plum Warner, English cricketer (d. 1963)
  • 1914
    Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, and choir master (d. 1998)
  • 1948
    Donna Karan, American fashion designer
  • 1950
    Mike Rutherford, English musician (Genesis)
  • 1954
    Lorraine Bracco, American actress
  • 1969
    Jun Akiyama, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1970
    Maribel Verdú, Spanish actress
  • 1976
    Mandisa, American singer

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