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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)

  • 1535
    Jacques Cartier discovers Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1814
    Battle of Rancagua: Spanish Royalists troops under Mariano Osorio defeated rebel Chilean forces of Bernardo O'Higgins and Jose Miguel Carrera.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: German troops end the Warsaw Uprising.
  • 1950
    Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published
  • 1967
    Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court.
  • 1968
    A peaceful student demonstration in Mexico City culminates in the Tlatelolco massacre.
  • 1970
    A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.
  • 1996
    Aeroperú Flight 603, a Boeing 757, crashes into the Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from Lima, Peru, killing 70.
  • 2006
    Five 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?

  • 1907
    Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd, Scottish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1913
    Karl Miller, German footballer (d. 1967)
  • 1928
    Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologian
  • 1948
    Donna Karan, American fashion designer
  • 1949
    Richard Hell, American musician
  • 1960
    Glenn Anderson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1976
    John Thornton, American football player
  • 1982
    Amber Lee Ettinger, American actress
  • 1990
    Dean Bouzanis, Australian footballer
  • 1990
    Samantha Barks, Manx singer and actress

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