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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 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.

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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)

  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1776
    Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.
  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Kings Mountain American Patriot militia defeat Loyalist irregulars led by British colonel Patrick Ferguson in South Carolina.
  • 1828
    The city of Patras, Greece, is liberated by the French expeditionary force in the Peloponnese under General Maison.
  • 1862
    Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) opens as the first hospital in the Canadian province of British Columbia
  • 1864
    American Civil War: USS Wachusett captures the Ship CSS Confederate raider while in port in Bahia, Brazil.
  • 1949
    The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.
  • 1958
    The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury.
  • 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)
  • 1885
    Claud Ashton Jones, United States Navy rear admiral and Medal of Honor winner (d. 1948)
  • 1909
    Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1937
    Maria Szyszkowska, Polish politician
  • 1950
    Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzanian politician
  • 1954
    Kenneth Atchley, American composer
  • 1960
    Viktor Lazlo, Belgian singer
  • 1964
    Sam Brown, English singer-songwriter
  • 1967
    Luke Haines, English musician (The Auteurs, Black Box Recorder)
  • 1980
    Tim Cresswell, Hong Kong footballer

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