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Saturday October 9, 2021

October 9: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 1264
    The Kingdom of Castile conquers the city of Jerez that was under Muslim occupation since 711.
  • 1446
    The hangul alphabet is published in Korea.
  • 1635
    Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land.
  • 1806
    Prussia declares war on France.
  • 1820
    Guayaquil declares independence from Spain.
  • 1913
    Steamship SS Volturno catches fire in the mid-Atlantic.
  • 1962
    Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.
  • 1967
    A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.
  • 1992
    A 13 kilogram (est.) fragment of the Peekskill meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family’s 1980 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2001
    Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.

Who were born on October 9?

  • 1328
    King Peter I of Cyprus (d. 1369)
  • 1796
    Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English Egyptologist (d. 1878)
  • 1835
    Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (d. 1921)
  • 1873
    Charles Walgreen, American entrepreneur (d. 1939)
  • 1900
    Alastair Sim, Scottish actor (d. 1976)
  • 1921
    Michel Boisrond, French film director (d. 2002)
  • 1950
    Brian Downing, American baseball player
  • 1973
    Steven Burns, American actor and musician
  • 1978
    Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife)
  • 1979
    Brandon Routh, American actor

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