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.
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)
- 1535Jacques Cartier discovers Montreal, Quebec.
- 1814Battle of Rancagua: Spanish Royalists troops under Mariano Osorio defeated rebel Chilean forces of Bernardo O'Higgins and Jose Miguel Carrera.
- 1937Dominican 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.
- 1944World War II: German troops end the Warsaw Uprising.
- 1950Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published
- 1967Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court.
- 1968A peaceful student demonstration in Mexico City culminates in the Tlatelolco massacre.
- 1970A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.
- 1996Aeroperú Flight 603, a Boeing 757, crashes into the Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from Lima, Peru, killing 70.
- 2006Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.
Who were born on October 2?
- 1907Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd, Scottish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
- 1913Karl Miller, German footballer (d. 1967)
- 1928Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologian
- 1948Donna Karan, American fashion designer
- 1949Richard Hell, American musician
- 1960Glenn Anderson, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1976John Thornton, American football player
- 1982Amber Lee Ettinger, American actress
- 1990Dean Bouzanis, Australian footballer
- 1990Samantha Barks, Manx singer and actress
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