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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.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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
    Ferdinand Magellan discovers a strait now known as Strait of Magellan.
  • 1520
    João Álvares Fagundes discovers the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, bestowing them their original name of “Islands of the 11,000 Virgins”.
  • 1902
    In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.
  • 1931
    The Sakurakai, a secret society in the Imperial Japanese Army, launches an abortive coup d'état attempt.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    A coup d'état in Somalia brings Siad Barre to power.
  • 1978
    Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.
  • 1987
    Jaffna hospital massacre is carried out by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 70 ethnic Tamil patients, doctors and nurses.
  • 1994
    In Seoul, 32 people are killed when the Seongsu Bridge collapses.

Who were born on October 21?

  • 1912
    Alfredo Pián, Argentine racing driver (d. 1990)
  • 1924
    Joyce Randolph, American actress
  • 1929
    Ursula K. Le Guin, American author
  • 1945
    Everett McGill, American actor
  • 1959
    George Bell, Dominican baseball player
  • 1972
    Evhen Tsybulenko, Ukrainian professor of international law
  • 1979
    Gabe Gross, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Ray Ventrone, American football player
  • 1983
    Charlotte Sullivan, Canadian actress
  • 1986
    Chibuzor Chilaka, Nigerian footballer

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