What happened this day in history October 21, 1956

What are the important events that happened on October 21, 1956? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 21, 1956: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 21, 1956 is the 295th day of the year 1956 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 71 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 8, 1956 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaenneacontapentagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $5,450.50. (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.

Monkey 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 21, 1956 Historical Events

  • 1956
    Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi is captured by the British Army, signalling the ultimate defeat of the Mau Mau Uprising, and essentially ending the British military campaign.

Who were born on October 21, 1956?

  • 1956
    Carrie Fisher, American actress and writer

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