October 4: Day of the Week
October 4, 2021 is the 277th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 88 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.
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 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1582Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.
- 1636The Swedish Army defeats the armies of Saxony and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Wittstock.
- 1777Battle of Germantown: Troops under George Washington are repelled by British troops under Sir William Howe.
- 1779The Fort Wilson Riot takes place.
- 1795Napoleon Bonaparte first rises to national prominence with a “Whiff of Grapeshot”, using cannon to suppress armed counter-revolutionary rioters threatening the French Legislature (National Convention).
- 1957Sputnik 1 is launched by the Soviet Union.
- 1963Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba and Haiti.
- 1983Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 mph (1,019 km/h), driving Thrust 2 at the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.
- 2001NATO confirms invocation of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty.
- 2004SpaceShipOne‘’wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight, by being the first private craft to fly into space.
Who were born on October 4?
- 1890Dr. Alan L. Hart, American transsexual, radiologist, and novelist (d. 1962)
- 1903John Vincent Atanasoff, American computer pioneer (d. 1995)
- 1923Charlton Heston, American actor (d. 2008)
- 1940Vic Hadfield, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1942Bernice Johnson Reagon, American musician (Sweet Honey in the Rock)
- 1963A. C. Green, American basketball player
- 1968Tim Wise, American writer and activist
- 1971Darren Middleton, Australian guitarist
- 1976Mauro Camoranesi, Argentine-Italian footballer
- 1979Adam Voges, Australian cricketer
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