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

  • 1795
    Belgium is conquered by France.
  • 1800
    Spain cedes Louisiana to France via the Treaty of San Ildefonso.
  • 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.
  • 1827
    Russo-Persian War: The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.
  • 1880
    John Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Band.
  • 1887
    Balochistan is conquered by the British Empire.
  • 1936
    Francisco Franco is named head of the Nationalist government of Spain.
  • 1937
    The Japanese city Handa is founded in Aichi Prefecture.
  • 1938
    Germany annexes the Sudetenland.
  • 1942
    USS Grouper torpedoes Lisbon Maru not knowing she is carrying British PoWs from Hong Kong
  • 1946
    Nazi leaders are sentenced at Nuremberg Trials.
  • 1947
    The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
  • 1960
    Nigeria gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1961
    East and West Cameroon merge to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.
  • 1966
    West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatalities and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
  • 1968
    The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
  • 1979
    The United States returns sovereignty of the Panama canal to Panama.
  • 1982
    Helmut Kohl replaces Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany through a Constructive Vote of No Confidence.
  • 1991
    New Zealand’s Resource Management Act 1991 comes into force.

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