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
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.
Balochistan is conquered by the British Empire.
Sir Percy Cox lands in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq.
World War II: Naples falls to Allied soldiers.
First broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Japanese Shinkansen (“bullet trains”) begin high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka.
The Seychelles gain internal self-government. The Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands and take the name Tuvalu.
The United States returns sovereignty of the Panama canal to Panama.
EPCOT Center opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
The Siege of Dubrovnik begins
Who were born on October 1?
Annie Besant, British theosophist and feminist (d. 1933)
Cliff Friend, American songwriter (d. 1974)
Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)
Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and Librarian of Congress (d. 2004)
Walter Matthau, American actor (d. 2000)
Tom Bosley, American actor (d. 2010)
Robert Lelièvre, French singer, songwriter and guitar player
Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz musician
Gigi Lai, Hong Kong actress
Revazi Zintiridis, Greek judoka
Who died on October 1?
Alan III, Duke of Brittany (poisoned) (b. 997)
Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist (b. 1768)
Rose Greenhow, American Confederate spy (b. 1817)
John Light Atlee, American physician and surgeon (b. 1799)
Abdur Rahman Khan, Afghan amir
Charles Christie, American film studio owner (b. 1880)
E. B. White, American author (b. 1899)
Al Oerter, American track and field athlete (b. 1936)
John Biddle, American yachting cinematographer and lecturer (b. 1925)
Cintio Vitier, Cuban poet and essayist (b. 1921)
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