October 7: Day of the Week
October 7, 2021 is the 280th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 85 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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 7 Historical Event(s)
- 1582Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
- 1776Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.
- 1780American Revolutionary War: Battle of Kings Mountain American Patriot militia defeat Loyalist irregulars led by British colonel Patrick Ferguson in South Carolina.
- 1828The city of Patras, Greece, is liberated by the French expeditionary force in the Peloponnese under General Maison.
- 1862Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) opens as the first hospital in the Canadian province of British Columbia
- 1864American Civil War: USS Wachusett captures the Ship CSS Confederate raider while in port in Bahia, Brazil.
- 1949The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.
- 1958The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury.
- 1976Hua Guofeng becomes Mao Zedong’s successor as chairman of Communist Party of China.
- 2004King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates, replaced by his son Norodom Sihamoni a week later.
Who were born on October 7?
- 1841King Nicholas I of Montenegro (d. 1921)
- 1885Claud Ashton Jones, United States Navy rear admiral and Medal of Honor winner (d. 1948)
- 1909Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (d. 1983)
- 1937Maria Szyszkowska, Polish politician
- 1950Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzanian politician
- 1954Kenneth Atchley, American composer
- 1960Viktor Lazlo, Belgian singer
- 1964Sam Brown, English singer-songwriter
- 1967Luke Haines, English musician (The Auteurs, Black Box Recorder)
- 1980Tim Cresswell, Hong Kong footballer
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