October 4: Day of the Week
October 4, 2021 was the 277th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 88 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1511Formation of the Holy League of Ferdinand II of Aragon, the Papal States and the Republic of Venice against France.
- 1582Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.
- 1725Foundation of Rosario in Argentina.
- 1779The Fort Wilson Riot takes place.
- 1927Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.
- 1958Fifth Republic of France is established.
- 1966Basutoland becomes independent from the United Kingdom and is renamed Lesotho.
- 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.
- 1997The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million in cash which had been taken.
- 2004SpaceShipOne‘’wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight, by being the first private craft to fly into space.
Who were born on October 4?
- 1562Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (d. 1647)
- 1868Marcelo T. de Alvear, Argentine politician (d. 1942)
- 1877Razor Smith, English cricketer (d. 1946)
- 1940Silvio Marzolini, Argentine footballer
- 1942Karl W. Richter, American aviator (d. 1967)
- 1948Linda McMahon, CEO of WWE
- 1962Jon Secada, Cuban singer and songwriter
- 1979Bjorn Phau, German tennis player
- 1981Justin Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1985Thorsten Wiedemann, German rugby player
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