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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 1187
    Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule.
  • 1535
    Jacques Cartier discovers Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1780
    John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, is hanged as a spy by American forces.
  • 1919
    U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: German troops end the Warsaw Uprising.
  • 1958
    Guinea declares its independence from France.
  • 1959
    The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television.
  • 2007
    President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

Who were born on October 2?

  • 1452
    King Richard III of England (d. 1485)
  • 1833
    William Corby, American Catholic priest (d. 1897)
  • 1879
    Wallace Stevens, American poet (d. 1955)
  • 1904
    Lal Bahadur Shastri, Prime Minister of India (d. 1966)
  • 1957
    Dave Faulkner (musician), Australian rock musician
  • 1958
    Wayne Toups, Cajun singer-songwriter
  • 1960
    Lothar Schlapp, German footballer
  • 1962
    Aziz M. Osman, Malaysian actor and director
  • 1971
    Tiffany, American singer
  • 1982
    George Pettit, Canadian singer (Alexisonfire)

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