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Thursday October 7, 2021

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 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)

  • 1571
    The Battle of Lepanto is fought, and the Holy League (Spain and Italy) destroys the Turkish fleet.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1691
    The English royal charter for the Province of Massachusetts Bay is issued.
  • 1763
    George III of Great Britain issues British Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing aboriginal lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlements.
  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Kings Mountain American Patriot militia defeat Loyalist irregulars led by British colonel Patrick Ferguson in South Carolina.
  • 1949
    The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.
  • 1958
    The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury.
  • 1960
    Nigeria joins the United Nations.
  • 1976
    Hua Guofeng becomes Mao Zedong’s successor as chairman of Communist Party of China.
  • 2004
    King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates, replaced by his son Norodom Sihamoni a week later.

Who were born on October 7?

  • 1841
    King Nicholas I of Montenegro (d. 1921)
  • 1888
    Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1965)
  • 1919
    Sir Zelman Cowen, Australian academic and Governor-General
  • 1947
    Chris Bambridge, former Australian football referee
  • 1957
    Michael W. Smith, American singer
  • 1979
    Shawn Ashmore, Canadian actor
  • 1982
    Li Yundi, Chinese classical pianist
  • 1984
    Toma Ikuta, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1986
    Bree Olson, American pornographic actress
  • 1987
    Sam Querrey, American tennis player

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