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

  • 959
    Edgar the Peaceable becomes king of all England.
  • 1553
    Coronation of Queen Mary I of England
  • 1814
    Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw Europe’s political map after the defeat of Napoléon the previous spring.
  • 1854
    The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American system of watch manufacturing.
  • 1880
    John Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Band.
  • 1890
    Yosemite National Park is established by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1891
    In the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens its doors.
  • 1905
    František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.
  • 1942
    USS Grouper torpedoes Lisbon Maru not knowing she is carrying British PoWs from Hong Kong
  • 1946
    Nazi leaders are sentenced at Nuremberg Trials.
  • 1957
    First appearance of In God We Trust on U.S. paper currency.
  • 1958
    NASA is created to replace NACA.
  • 1965
    General Suharto rises to power after a coup that alleged to the Communist Party of Indonesia. In response, Suharto and his army massacre over a million Indonesians suspected of being communists. The killings of 7 army officers happened in the early hours of 1 October 1965.
  • 1971
    The first brain-scan using x-ray computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) is performed at Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, London.
  • 1975
    The Seychelles gain internal self-government. The Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands and take the name Tuvalu.
  • 1978
    The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded.
  • 1978
    Tuvalu gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1979
    The United States returns sovereignty of the Panama canal to Panama.
  • 1982
    Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).
  • 2009
    The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom takes over the judicial functions of the House of Lords.

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