October 10: Day of the Week
October 10, 2019 is the 283rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 82 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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October 10 Historical Event(s)
- 1780The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000-30,000 in the Caribbean.
- 1845In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipman students and seven professors.
- 1868Carlos Céspedes issues the Grito de Yara from his plantation, La Demajagua, proclaiming Cuba’s independence
- 1911The Kowloon-Canton Railway (split into MTR East Rail Line and Guangshen Railway now) commences service between Kowloon and Canton.
- 1913President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike thus ending construction on the Panama Canal.
- 1935A coup d'état by the royalist leadership of the Greek Armed Forces takes place in Athens. It overthrows the government of Panagis Tsaldaris and establishes a regency under Georgios Kondylis, effectively ending the Second Hellenic Republic.
- 1942The Soviet Union establishes diplomatic relations with Australia.
- 1970In Montreal, Quebec, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
- 1973Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.
- 2010The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved as a country.
Who were born on October 10?
- 1895Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (d. 1935)
- 1908Johnny Green, American songwriter, arranger and conductor (d. 1989)
- 1942Radu Vasile, Romanian Prime Minister
- 1943Frederick Barthelme, American author
- 1960Simon Townshend, British rock guitarist
- 1969Brett Favre, American football player
- 1972Jun Lana, Filipino playwright and screenwriter
- 1975Azlan McLennan, Australian artist
- 1975Ramón Morales, Mexican footballer
- 1986Nathan Jawai, Australian basketball player
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