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Thursday October 21, 2021

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.

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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)

  • 1512
    Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.
  • 1520
    João Álvares Fagundes discovers the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, bestowing them their original name of “Islands of the 11,000 Virgins”.
  • 1816
    The Penang Free School is founded in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, by the Rev Hutchings. It is the oldest English-language school in Southeast Asia.
  • 1921
    George Melford’s silent film, The Sheik, starring Rudolph Valentino, premiers.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Women’s suffrage: Women are allowed to vote in France for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Moshe Dayan resigns from the Israeli government because of strong disagreements with Prime Minister Menachem Begin over policy towards the Arabs.
  • 2003
    Images 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?

  • 1687
    Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1759)
  • 1884
    Claire Waldoff, German singer and entertainer (d. 1957)
  • 1921
    Sir Malcolm Arnold, British composer (d. 2006)
  • 1959
    Andy Picheta, English film director
  • 1959
    George Bell, Dominican baseball player
  • 1966
    Arne Sandstø, Norwegian footballer
  • 1969
    Mo Lewis, American football player
  • 1972
    Matthew Friedberger, American musician (The Fiery Furnaces)
  • 1978
    Joey Harrington, American football player
  • 1983
    Ninet Tayeb, Israeli singer

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