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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1582Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
- 1631A Saxon army takes over Prague.
- 1845In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipman students and seven professors.
- 1928Chiang Kai-Shek becomes Chairman of the Republic of China.
- 1970Fiji becomes independent.
- 1971Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
- 1972The 1972 Chicago commuter rail crash, killing 48, occurs due to foggy conditions. The accident’s response pushes for changes in Chicago commuter rail, such as brightly colored ends on the cars.
- 1975Papua New Guinea joins the United Nations.
- 1980A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurs in the Algerian town of El Asnam. 3.500 die and 300,000 are left homeless.
- 2009Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders.
Who were born on October 10?
- 1567Infanta Caterina Micaela of Spain (d. 1597)
- 1923Nicholas Parsons, English actor
- 1924James Clavell, Australian author (d. 1994)
- 1926Richard Jaeckel, American actor (d. 1997)
- 1950Nora Roberts, American novelist
- 1970Dean Kiely, Irish footballer
- 1971Ian Bennett, English footballer
- 1980Sherine, Egyptian singer
- 1982Amon Buchanan, Australian rules footballer
- 1985Marina Diamandis, Welsh singer/songwriter
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