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Thursday October 7, 2021

October 7: Day of the Week

October 7, 2021 was the 280th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 85 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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 7 Historical Event(s)

  • 1542
    Explorer Cabrillo discovers Santa Catalina Island off the California coast.
  • 1826
    The Granite Railway begins operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S.
  • 1828
    The city of Patras, Greece, is liberated by the French expeditionary force in the Peloponnese under General Maison.
  • 1840
    Willem II becomes King of the Netherlands.
  • 1924
    Andreas Michalakopoulos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for a short period of time.
  • 1929
    Photios II becomes Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
  • 1942
    World War II: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.
  • 1993
    The Great Flood of 1993 ends at St. Louis, Missouri, 103 days after it began, as the Mississippi River falls below flood stage.
  • 1998
    Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming.
  • 2006
    Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya is shot and killed outside her home in Moscow.

Who were born on October 7?

  • 1866
    Wlodimir Ledochowski, Polish-Austrian director of the Society of Jesus (d. 1942)
  • 1879
    Joe Hill, American Labor Activist and Poet (d. 1915)
  • 1895
    Maurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (d. 1980)
  • 1914
    Sarah Churchill, British actress (d. 1982)
  • 1951
    David J. Halberstam, American radio executive
  • 1952
    Jacques Richard, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2002)
  • 1952
    Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister and former President of the Russian Federation
  • 1953
    Tico Torres, musician (Bon Jovi)
  • 1959
    Dylan Baker, American character actor
  • 1969
    Bobbie Brown, American actress, model

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