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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 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.

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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.
  • 1740
    Dutch colonists and various slave groups begin massacring ethnic Chinese in Batavia, eventually killing 10,000 and leading to a two-year-long war throughout Java.
  • 1799
    Sinking of HMS Lutine, with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000.
  • 1914
    World War I: Siege of Antwerp – Antwerp, Belgium falls to German troops.
  • 1945
    Parade in NYC for Fleet Admiral Nimitz and 13 USN/USMC Medal of Honor recipients
  • 1962
    Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.
  • 1966
    Vietnam War: Binh Tai massacre
  • 1967
    A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.
  • 1981
    Abolition of capital punishment in France.
  • 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

Who were born on October 9?

  • 1911
    Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • 1914
    Edward Andrews, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1915
    Clifford M. Hardin, 17th United States Secretary of Agriculture (d. 2010)
  • 1918
    E. Howard Hunt, American Watergate figure (d. 2007)
  • 1939
    O. V. Wright, American soul singer (d. 1980)
  • 1954
    John O'Hurley, American actor and game show host
  • 1966
    Christopher Östlund, Swedish publisher and entrepreneur
  • 1971
    Simon Atlee, British photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1973
    Terry Balsamo, American guitarist (Evanescence)
  • 1983
    Jang Mi-Ran, South Korean weightlifter

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