October 21, 2024 is the 295th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 71 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
October 21 Historical Event(s)
Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.
Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses are sent to the Crimean War.
Opening ceremonies for the World’s Columbian Exposition are held in Chicago, though because construction was behind schedule, the exposition did not open until May 1, 1893.
In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.
The Sakurakai, a secret society in the Imperial Japanese Army, launches an abortive coup d'état attempt.
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.
Women’s suffrage: Women are allowed to vote in France for the first time.
In New York City, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens to the public.
Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.
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?
George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV and Richard III (d. 1478)
Alphonse de Lamartine, French writer (d. 1869)
Edogawa Rampo, Japanese author and critic (d. 1965)
Milton Himmelfarb, American sociographer (d. 2006)
Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2001)
Carrie Fisher, American actress and writer
Louis Koo, Hong Kong actor
Conor O'Shea, Irish rugby player
Mélanie Turgeon, Canadian alpine skier
Ricky Rubio, Spanish basketball player
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