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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1096People’s Crusade: The Turkish army annihilates the People’s Army of the West.
- 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.
- 1895The Republic of Formosa collapses as Japanese forces invade.
- 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.
- 1956Kenyan 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.
- 1965Comet Ikeya-Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers from the sun.
- 1979Moshe Dayan resigns from the Israeli government because of strong disagreements with Prime Minister Menachem Begin over policy towards the Arabs.
- 1986In Lebanon, pro-Iranian kidnappers claim to have abducted American writer Edward Tracy (he is released in August 1991).
- 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?
- 1917Dizzy Gillespie, American jazz musician (d. 1993)
- 1926Leonard Rossiter, English Comedian/Actor (d. 1984)
- 1930Ivan Stepanovich Silayev, Last prime minister of the Soviet Union
- 1938Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2001)
- 1942Allan Grice, Australian racing driver
- 1952Trevor Chappell, Australian cricketer
- 1953Keith Green, American musician (d. 1982)
- 1956Carrie Fisher, American actress and writer
- 1959Rose McDowall, Scottish musician
- 1976Jeremy Miller, American actor
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