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Sunday October 10, 2021

October 10: Day of the Week

October 10, 2021 was the 283rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 82 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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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)

  • 19
    Roman general Germanicus suddenly dies in Antioch under mysterious circumstances. Roman historian Tactius records that Germanicus was poisoned by Syrian Governor Gnaeus Calpurnius Piso under orders from Roman Emperor Tiberius.
  • 1780
    The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000-30,000 in the Caribbean.
  • 1845
    In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipman students and seven professors.
  • 1860
    The original cornerstone of the University of the South is laid in Sewanee, Tennessee.
  • 1911
    The Kowloon-Canton Railway (split into MTR East Rail Line and Guangshen Railway now) commences service between Kowloon and Canton.
  • 1920
    The Carinthian Plebiscite determines that the larger part of Carinthia should remain part of Austria.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    The Soviet Union establishes diplomatic relations with Australia.
  • 1973
    Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.
  • 1975
    Papua New Guinea joins the United Nations.

Who were born on October 10?

  • 1684
    Antoine Watteau, French painter (d. 1721)
  • 1700
    Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (d. 1759)
  • 1834
    Aleksis Kivi, Finnish author (d. 1872)
  • 1900
    Helen Hayes, American actress (d. 1993)
  • 1914
    Tommy Fine, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1966
    Bai Ling, Chinese American actress
  • 1968
    Bart Brentjens, Dutch mountain biker
  • 1968
    Marinos Ouzounidis, Greek footballer and football manager
  • 1969
    Brett Favre, American football player
  • 1973
    Mario López, American actor

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