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Saturday October 9, 2021

October 9: Day of the Week

October 9, 2021 was the 282nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 83 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

October 2021

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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 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 1238
    James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia.
  • 1604
    Supernova 1604, the most recent supernova to be observed in the Milky Way.
  • 1701
    The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
  • 1845
    The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1907
    Las Cruces, New Mexico is incorporated.
  • 1914
    World War I: Siege of Antwerp – Antwerp, Belgium falls to German troops.
  • 1934
    Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France.
  • 1936
    Generators at Boulder Dam (later renamed to Hoover Dam) begin to generate electricity from the Colorado River and transmit it 266 miles to Los Angeles, California.
  • 1942
    Statute of Westminster 1931 formalises Australian autonomy.
  • 1991
    Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

Who were born on October 9?

  • 1871
    Didak Buntić, Croatian monk and scholar (d. 1922)
  • 1915
    Clifford M. Hardin, 17th United States Secretary of Agriculture (d. 2010)
  • 1935
    Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, member of the British Royal Family
  • 1941
    Trent Lott, American politician
  • 1947
    William E. McAnulty, Jr., American lawyer (d. 2007)
  • 1970
    Kenny Anderson, American basketball player
  • 1970
    Park Sang-min, South Korean actor
  • 1972
    Audie England, American actress
  • 1979
    Alex Greenwald, American musician (Phantom Planet)
  • 1993
    Scotty McCreery, American singer

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