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Saturday October 2, 2021

October 2: Day of the Week

October 2, 2021 was the 275th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 90 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1187
    Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule.
  • 1552
    Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.
  • 1789
    George Washington sends the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.
  • 1941
    World War II: In Operation Typhoon, Germany begins an all-out offensive against Moscow.
  • 1944
    World War II: German troops end the Warsaw Uprising.
  • 1950
    Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published
  • 1959
    The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television.
  • 1968
    A peaceful student demonstration in Mexico City culminates in the Tlatelolco massacre.
  • 1990
    Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 is hijacked; after landing at Guangzhou, it crashes into two airliners on the ground, killing 132 people.
  • 2001
    NATO backs U.S. military strikes following 9/11.

Who were born on October 2?

  • 1470
    Isabella of Naples, Duchess of Milan (d. 1524)
  • 1737
    Francis Hopkinson, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence (d. 1791)
  • 1852
    Sir William Ramsay, Scottish chemist (d. 1916)
  • 1902
    John G. Crommelin, American naval officer and white supremacist figure (d. 1996)
  • 1917
    Christian de Duve, English-born biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1943
    Franklin Rosemont, American artist
  • 1968
    Glen Wesley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1974
    Brian Knight, Umpire in Major League Baseball
  • 1974
    Mark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (d. 2006)
  • 1974
    Michelle Krusiec, American actress

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