October 21: Day of the Week
October 21, 2021 is the 294th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 71 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1512Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.
- 1520João Álvares Fagundes discovers the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, bestowing them their original name of “Islands of the 11,000 Virgins”.
- 1816The Penang Free School is founded in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, by the Rev Hutchings. It is the oldest English-language school in Southeast Asia.
- 1921George Melford’s silent film, The Sheik, starring Rudolph Valentino, premiers.
- 1944World 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.
- 1945Women’s suffrage: Women are allowed to vote in France for the first time.
- 1967Vietnam War: More than 100,000 war protesters gather in Washington, D.C. A peaceful rally at the Lincoln Memorial is followed by a march to The Pentagon and clashes with soldiers and United States Marshals protecting the facility. Similar demonstrations occurred simultaneously in Japan and Western Europe.
- 1969A coup d'état in Somalia brings Siad Barre to power.
- 1979Moshe Dayan resigns from the Israeli government because of strong disagreements with Prime Minister Menachem Begin over policy towards the Arabs.
- 2003Images 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?
- 1687Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1759)
- 1884Claire Waldoff, German singer and entertainer (d. 1957)
- 1921Sir Malcolm Arnold, British composer (d. 2006)
- 1959Andy Picheta, English film director
- 1959George Bell, Dominican baseball player
- 1966Arne Sandstø, Norwegian footballer
- 1969Mo Lewis, American football player
- 1972Matthew Friedberger, American musician (The Fiery Furnaces)
- 1978Joey Harrington, American football player
- 1983Ninet Tayeb, Israeli singer
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