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Monday October 21, 2019

October 21: Day of the Week

October 21, 2019 was the 294th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 71 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

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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 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 1520
    Ferdinand Magellan discovers a strait now known as Strait of Magellan.
  • 1774
    First display of the word “Liberty” on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts in defiance of British rule in Colonial America.
  • 1805
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar: A British fleet led by Vice Admiral Lord Nelson defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet off the coast of Spain under Admiral Villeneuve. It signals almost the end of French maritime power and leaves Britain’s navy unchallenged until the 20th century.
  • 1912
    During the First Balkan War, Kardzhali is liberated by Bulgarian forces
  • 1921
    President Warren G. Harding delivers the first speech by a sitting President against lynching in the deep south.
  • 1959
    In New York City, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens to the public.
  • 1979
    Moshe Dayan resigns from the Israeli government because of strong disagreements with Prime Minister Menachem Begin over policy towards the Arabs.
  • 1994
    In Seoul, 32 people are killed when the Seongsu Bridge collapses.
  • 1994
    North Korea nuclear weapons program: North Korea and the United States sign an agreement that requires North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons program and agree to inspections.
  • 2003
    Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in documenting its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz.

Who were born on October 21?

  • 1527
    Louis I, Cardinal of Guise, French cardinal (d. 1578)
  • 1775
    Giuseppe Baini, Italian composer (d. 1844)
  • 1886
    Eugene Burton Ely, American aviation pioneer (d. 1911)
  • 1922
    Liliane Bettencourt, heir to L'Oreal
  • 1938
    Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2001)
  • 1943
    Tariq Ali, Pakistani author and historian
  • 1950
    Ronald McNair, American astronaut (d. 1986)
  • 1953
    Charlotte Caffey, American musician (The Go-Go’s)
  • 1976
    Jeremy Miller, American actor
  • 1982
    Lee Chong Wei, Malaysian badminton player

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