What happened this day in history October 1

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

  • 1189
    Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre.
  • 1814
    Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw Europe’s political map after the defeat of Napoléon the previous spring.
  • 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.
  • 1903
    Baseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).
  • 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.
  • 1991
    The Siege of Dubrovnik begins
  • 1994
    Palau gains independence from the United Nations (trusteeship administered by the United States of America).

Who were born on October 1?

  • 1832
    Henry Clay Work, American composer (d. 1884)
  • 1904
    Otto Robert Frisch, Austrian-born physicist (d. 1979)
  • 1909
    Maurice Bardèche, French fascist (d. 1998)
  • 1928
    Sivaji Ganesan, Indian Tamil actor (d. 2001)
  • 1939
    Geoffrey Whitehead, English actor
  • 1950
    Elpida, Greek singer (Sokrati, Tora Zo)
  • 1959
    Youssou N'Dour, Senegalese singer
  • 1968
    Rob Collard, British racing driver
  • 1970
    Jung Joon-ho, South Korean actor and singer
  • 1973
    John Thomson, American baseball player

Who died on October 1?

  • 1588
    Blessed Edward James, Catholic martyr
  • 1864
    Rose Greenhow, American Confederate spy (b. 1817)
  • 1901
    Abdur Rahman Khan, Afghan amir
  • 1913
    Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1827)
  • 1990
    Curtis LeMay, American Air Force general (b. 1906)
  • 1997
    Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor (b. 1923)
  • 1998
    Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (b. 1928)
  • 2004
    Richard Avedon, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2007
    Al Oerter, American track and field athlete (b. 1936)
  • 2011
    Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey and golf player (b. 1931)

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