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Thursday October 10, 2019

October 10: Day of the Week

October 10, 2019 was the 283rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 82 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

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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)

  • 732
    Battle of Tours: Near Poitiers, France, the leader of the Franks, Charles Martel and his men, defeat a large army of Moors, stopping the Muslims from spreading into Western Europe. The governor of Cordoba, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, is killed during the battle.
  • 1575
    Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeat the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
  • 1631
    A Saxon army takes over Prague.
  • 1845
    In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipman students and seven professors.
  • 1913
    President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike thus ending construction on the Panama Canal.
  • 1957
    The Windscale fire in Cumbria, U.K. is the world’s first major nuclear accident.
  • 1967
    The Outer Space Treaty, signed on January 27 by more than sixty nations, comes into force.
  • 1970
    Fiji becomes independent.
  • 1972
    The 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.
  • 1985
    United States Navy F-14 fighter jets intercept an Egyptian plane carrying the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijackers and force it to land at a NATO base in Sigonella, Sicily where they are arrested.

Who were born on October 10?

  • 1830
    Queen Isabella II of Spain (d. 1904)
  • 1923
    Murray Walker, British motorsport commentator
  • 1966
    Derrick McKey, American basketball player
  • 1966
    Tony Adams, English footballer
  • 1969
    Francis Escudero, Filipino senator
  • 1970
    Dean Kiely, Irish footballer
  • 1970
    Matthew Pinsent, English rower
  • 1973
    Mario López, American actor
  • 1973
    Zach Thornton, American soccer player
  • 1978
    Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, American actress

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