About October 1

October 1, 2020 is the 275th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 91 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 134 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 1

  • 959
    Edgar the Peaceable becomes king of all England.
  • 1811
    The first steamboat to sail the Mississippi River arrives in New Orléans, Louisiana.
  • 1880
    First electric lamp factory is opened by Thomas Edison.
  • 1880
    John Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Band.
  • 1891
    In the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens its doors.
  • 1903
    Baseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.
  • 1928
    The Soviet Union introduces its First Five-Year Plan.
  • 1942
    USS Grouper torpedoes Lisbon Maru not knowing she is carrying British PoWs from Hong Kong
  • 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).
  • 1969
    Concorde breaks the sound barrier for the first time.
  • 1971
    Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, United States.
  • 1975
    Thrilla in Manila: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    The Israeli air force bombs PLO Headquarters in Tunis.
  • 1989
    Denmark introduces the world’s first legal modern same-sex civil union called “registered partnership”.
  • 1991
    New Zealand’s Resource Management Act 1991 comes into force.
  • 1994
    Palau gains independence from the United Nations (trusteeship administered by the United States of America).

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