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, 444,864 hours 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

  • 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.
  • 1887
    Balochistan is conquered by the British Empire.
  • 1920
    Sir Percy Cox lands in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq.
  • 1943
    World War II: Naples falls to Allied soldiers.
  • 1962
    First broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
  • 1964
    Japanese Shinkansen (“bullet trains”) begin high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka.
  • 1975
    The Seychelles gain internal self-government. The Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands and take the name Tuvalu.
  • 1979
    The United States returns sovereignty of the Panama canal to Panama.
  • 1982
    EPCOT Center opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
  • 1991
    The Siege of Dubrovnik begins

Who were born on October 1?

  • 1847
    Annie Besant, British theosophist and feminist (d. 1933)
  • 1893
    Cliff Friend, American songwriter (d. 1974)
  • 1899
    Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)
  • 1914
    Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and Librarian of Congress (d. 2004)
  • 1920
    Walter Matthau, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1927
    Tom Bosley, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1942
    Robert Lelièvre, French singer, songwriter and guitar player
  • 1969
    Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz musician
  • 1971
    Gigi Lai, Hong Kong actress
  • 1985
    Revazi Zintiridis, Greek judoka

Who died on October 1?

  • 1040
    Alan III, Duke of Brittany (poisoned) (b. 997)
  • 1838
    Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist (b. 1768)
  • 1864
    Rose Greenhow, American Confederate spy (b. 1817)
  • 1885
    John Light Atlee, American physician and surgeon (b. 1799)
  • 1901
    Abdur Rahman Khan, Afghan amir
  • 1955
    Charles Christie, American film studio owner (b. 1880)
  • 1985
    E. B. White, American author (b. 1899)
  • 2007
    Al Oerter, American track and field athlete (b. 1936)
  • 2008
    John Biddle, American yachting cinematographer and lecturer (b. 1925)
  • 2009
    Cintio Vitier, Cuban poet and essayist (b. 1921)

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