What happened this day in history October 15, 1997

What are the important events that happened on October 15, 1997? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 15, 1997: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 15, 1997 is the 288th day of the year 1997 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 77 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 2, 1997 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 243,576 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 ‘dihectaoctacontaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $78.96. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Ox is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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October 15, 1997 Historical Events

  • 1997
    The Cassini probe launches from Cape Canaveral on its way to Saturn.
  • 1997
    The first supersonic land speed record is set by Andy Green in ThrustSSC (United Kingdom), exactly 50 years and 1 day after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in the Earth’s atmosphere.

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