October 21: Day of the Week
October 21, 2022 is the 294th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 71 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
- 1520Ferdinand Magellan discovers a strait now known as Strait of Magellan.
- 1774First display of the word “Liberty” on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts in defiance of British rule in Colonial America.
- 1861American 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.
- 1867Manifest Destiny: Medicine Lodge Treaty – Near Medicine Lodge, Kansas a landmark treaty is signed by southern Great Plains Indian leaders. The treaty requires Native American Plains tribes to relocate a reservation in western Oklahoma.
- 1931The Sakurakai, a secret society in the Imperial Japanese Army, launches an abortive coup d'état attempt.
- 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.
- 1973John Paul Getty III’s ear is cut off by his kidnappers and sent to a newspaper in Rome; it doesn't arrive until November 8.
- 1977The European Patent Institute is founded.
- 1987Jaffna hospital massacre is carried out by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 70 ethnic Tamil patients, doctors and nurses.
Who were born on October 21?
- 1650Jean Bart, French admiral (d. 1702)
- 1660Georg Ernst Stahl, German scientist (d. 1734)
- 1884Claire Waldoff, German singer and entertainer (d. 1957)
- 1918Milton Himmelfarb, American sociographer (d. 2006)
- 1942Judith Sheindlin, American judge (“Judge Judy”)
- 1948Shaye Cohen, Historian and Professor at Harvard University
- 1959Rose McDowall, Scottish musician
- 1962David Campese, Australian rugby union footballer
- 1976Mélanie Turgeon, Canadian alpine skier
- 1980Kim Kardashian, American socialite, model and reality television star
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