What are the important events that happened on October 1? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
October 1: Facts & Myths About This Day
October 1 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.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 18, 2020 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,691,840 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaheptacontapentagon’ day.
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Libra is the zodiac 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.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,841 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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October 1 Historical Events
Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre.
Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw Europe’s political map after the defeat of Napoléon the previous spring.
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.
Baseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.
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.
Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).
Denmark introduces the world’s first legal modern same-sex civil union called “registered partnership”.
New Zealand’s Resource Management Act 1991 comes into force.
The Siege of Dubrovnik begins
Palau gains independence from the United Nations (trusteeship administered by the United States of America).
Who were born on October 1?
Henry Clay Work, American composer (d. 1884)
Otto Robert Frisch, Austrian-born physicist (d. 1979)
Maurice Bardèche, French fascist (d. 1998)
Sivaji Ganesan, Indian Tamil actor (d. 2001)
Geoffrey Whitehead, English actor
Elpida, Greek singer (Sokrati, Tora Zo)
Youssou N'Dour, Senegalese singer
Rob Collard, British racing driver
Jung Joon-ho, South Korean actor and singer
John Thomson, American baseball player
Who died on October 1?
Blessed Edward James, Catholic martyr
Rose Greenhow, American Confederate spy (b. 1817)
Abdur Rahman Khan, Afghan amir
Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1827)
Curtis LeMay, American Air Force general (b. 1906)
Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor (b. 1923)
Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (b. 1928)
Richard Avedon, American photographer (b. 1923)
Al Oerter, American track and field athlete (b. 1936)
Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey and golf player (b. 1931)
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