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Wednesday October 21, 2020

October 21: Day of the Week

October 21, 2020 is the 295th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 71 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 1392
    Nanboku-chō: Emperor Go-Kameyama abdicates in favor of rival claimant Go-Komatsu.
  • 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”.
  • 1774
    First display of the word “Liberty” on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts in defiance of British rule in Colonial America.
  • 1867
    Manifest 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.
  • 1892
    Opening ceremonies for the World’s Columbian Exposition are held in Chicago, though because construction was behind schedule, the exposition did not open until May 1, 1893.
  • 1902
    In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.
  • 1959
    In New York City, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens to the public.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    Jaffna 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?

  • 1907
    Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (d. 1985)
  • 1921
    Sena Jurinac, Bosnian operatic soprano (d. 2011)
  • 1929
    Ursula K. Le Guin, American author
  • 1942
    Lou Lamoriello, New Jersey Devils General Manager
  • 1943
    Tariq Ali, Pakistani author and historian
  • 1954
    Brian Tobin, Canadian premier of Newfoundland
  • 1968
    Alexandros Alexandris, Greek footballer
  • 1979
    Gabe Gross, American baseball player
  • 1980
    Kim Kardashian, American socialite, model and reality television star
  • 1986
    Natalee Holloway, American missing person (missing since 2005)

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