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Monday October 21, 2019

October 21: Day of the Week

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

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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)

  • 1096
    People’s Crusade: The Turkish army annihilates the People’s Army of the West.
  • 1520
    João Álvares Fagundes discovers the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, bestowing them their original name of “Islands of the 11,000 Virgins”.
  • 1816
    The Penang Free School is founded in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, by the Rev Hutchings. It is the oldest English-language school in Southeast Asia.
  • 1895
    The Republic of Formosa collapses as Japanese forces invade.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Aachen: The city of Aachen falls to American forces after three weeks of fighting, making it the first German city to fall to the Allies.
  • 1956
    Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi is captured by the British Army, signalling the ultimate defeat of the Mau Mau Uprising, and essentially ending the British military campaign.
  • 1965
    Comet Ikeya-Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers from the sun.
  • 1979
    Moshe Dayan resigns from the Israeli government because of strong disagreements with Prime Minister Menachem Begin over policy towards the Arabs.
  • 1986
    In Lebanon, pro-Iranian kidnappers claim to have abducted American writer Edward Tracy (he is released in August 1991).
  • 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?

  • 1917
    Dizzy Gillespie, American jazz musician (d. 1993)
  • 1926
    Leonard Rossiter, English Comedian/Actor (d. 1984)
  • 1930
    Ivan Stepanovich Silayev, Last prime minister of the Soviet Union
  • 1938
    Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2001)
  • 1942
    Allan Grice, Australian racing driver
  • 1952
    Trevor Chappell, Australian cricketer
  • 1953
    Keith Green, American musician (d. 1982)
  • 1956
    Carrie Fisher, American actress and writer
  • 1959
    Rose McDowall, Scottish musician
  • 1976
    Jeremy Miller, American actor

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