About October 1

October 1, 2021 is the 274th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 91 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Libra is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 123 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 1

  • 331 BC
    Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.
  • 1787
    Russians under Alexander Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.
  • 1811
    The first steamboat to sail the Mississippi River arrives in New Orléans, Louisiana.
  • 1814
    Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw Europe’s political map after the defeat of Napoléon the previous spring.
  • 1843
    The News of the World tabloid begins publication in London.
  • 1887
    Balochistan is conquered by the British Empire.
  • 1903
    Baseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.
  • 1908
    Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825.
  • 1918
    World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence, also known as “Lawrence of Arabia” capture Damascus.
  • 1937
    The Japanese city Handa is founded in Aichi Prefecture.
  • 1942
    First flight of the Bell XP-59 “Aircomet”.
  • 1942
    USS Grouper torpedoes Lisbon Maru not knowing she is carrying British PoWs from Hong Kong
  • 1960
    Nigeria gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1961
    East and West Cameroon merge to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.
  • 1962
    First broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
  • 1964
    Japanese Shinkansen (“bullet trains”) begin high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka.
  • 1968
    The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
  • 1971
    Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, United States.
  • 1989
    Denmark introduces the world’s first legal modern same-sex civil union called “registered partnership”.
  • 2009
    The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom takes over the judicial functions of the House of Lords.

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