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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
    João Álvares Fagundes discovers the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, bestowing them their original name of “Islands of the 11,000 Virgins”.
  • 1600
    Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats the leaders of rival Japanese clans in the Battle of Sekigahara, which marks the beginning of the Tokugawa shogunate that in effect rules Japan until the mid-nineteenth century.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Battle of Ball’s Bluff – Union forces under Colonel Edward Baker are defeated by Confederate troops in the second major battle of the war. Baker, a close friend of Abraham Lincoln, is killed in the fighting.
  • 1921
    President Warren G. Harding delivers the first speech by a sitting President against lynching in the deep south.
  • 1959
    In New York City, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens to the public.
  • 1966
    Aberfan disaster: A slag heap collapses on the village of Aberfan in Wales, killing 144 people, mostly schoolchildren.
  • 1967
    Vietnam 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.
  • 1969
    A coup d'état in Somalia brings Siad Barre to power.
  • 1971
    A gas explosion kills 22 people at a shopping centre in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, near Glasgow, Scotland.

Who were born on October 21?

  • 1894
    Edogawa Rampo, Japanese author and critic (d. 1965)
  • 1895
    Edna Purviance, American actress (d. 1958)
  • 1926
    Leonard Rossiter, English Comedian/Actor (d. 1984)
  • 1931
    Vivian Pickles, English actress
  • 1946
    Jim Hill, American sportscaster
  • 1948
    Allen Vigneron, American Catholic Archbishop of Detroit
  • 1949
    Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1971)
  • 1967
    Paul Ince, English footballer
  • 1983
    Zack Greinke, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Marvin Mitchell, American football player

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