What happened this day in history October 15, 2001

What are the important events that happened on October 15, 2001? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 15, 2001: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 15, 2001 is the 288th day of the year 2001 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 77 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 2, 2001 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,003,104,000 seconds 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 Dime every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $588.90. (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.

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

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October 15, 2001 Historical Events

  • 2001
    NASA’s Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter’s moon Io.

Who died on October 15, 2001?

  • 2001
    Zhang Xueliang, Chinese head of state (b. 1901)

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