About October 1

October 1, 2022 is the 274th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 91 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 113 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.
  • 959
    Edgar the Peaceable becomes king of all England.
  • 1829
    South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; it will later separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
  • 1847
    German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske.
  • 1887
    Balochistan is conquered by the British Empire.
  • 1891
    In the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens its doors.
  • 1931
    The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens.
  • 1936
    Francisco Franco is named head of the Nationalist government of Spain.
  • 1937
    The Japanese city Handa is founded in Aichi Prefecture.
  • 1940
    The Pennsylvania Turnpike, often considered the first superhighway in the United States, opens to traffic.
  • 1946
    Nazi leaders are sentenced at Nuremberg Trials.
  • 1947
    The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
  • 1957
    First appearance of In God We Trust on U.S. paper currency.
  • 1958
    NASA is created to replace NACA.
  • 1960
    Nigeria gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    Tuvalu gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1982
    Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).
  • 1994
    Palau gains independence from the United Nations (trusteeship administered by the United States of America).
  • 2009
    The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom takes over the judicial functions of the House of Lords.

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