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Saturday October 10, 2020

October 10: Day of the Week

October 10, 2020 is the 284th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 82 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1845
    In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipman students and seven professors.
  • 1868
    Carlos Céspedes issues the Grito de Yara from his plantation, La Demajagua, proclaiming Cuba’s independence
  • 1911
    The Wuchang Uprising leads to the demise of Qing Dynasty, the last Imperial court in China, and the founding of the Republic of China.
  • 1933
    United Airlines Chesterton Crash: A United Airlines Boeing 247 is destroyed by sabotage, the first such proven case in the history of commercial aviation.
  • 1963
    France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
  • 1970
    In 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.
  • 1975
    Papua New Guinea joins the United Nations.
  • 1998
    A Lignes Aériennes Congolaises Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 41 people.
  • 2008
    The 10 October 2008 Orakzai bombing kills 110 and injures 200 more.

Who were born on October 10?

  • 1909
    Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director (d. 2010)
  • 1938
    Moriyama Daido, Japanese photographer
  • 1943
    Frederick Barthelme, American author
  • 1946
    Mildred Grieveson (aka: Anne Mather, Caroline Fleming, Cardine Fleming), English writer
  • 1969
    Dilsa Demirbag Sten, Swedish author and journalist
  • 1970
    Mohammed Mourhit, Belgian athlete
  • 1973
    Semmy Schilt, Dutch kickboxer
  • 1980
    Sherine, Egyptian singer
  • 1982
    Amon Buchanan, Australian rules footballer
  • 1991
    Manuel Giandonato, Italian footballer

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