October 10: Day of the Week
October 10, 2018 was the 283rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 82 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 732Battle 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.
- 1580After a three-day siege, the English Army beheads over 600 Irish and Papal soldiers and civilians at Dún an Óir, Ireland.
- 1631A Saxon army takes over Prague.
- 1920The Carinthian Plebiscite determines that the larger part of Carinthia should remain part of Austria.
- 1957The Windscale fire in Cumbria, U.K. is the world’s first major nuclear accident.
- 1964The opening ceremony at The 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, is broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite.
- 1970Fiji becomes independent.
- 1971Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
- 1975Papua New Guinea joins the United Nations.
- 2010The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved as a country.
Who were born on October 10?
- 1837Robert Gould Shaw, American Army officer (d. 1863)
- 1884Ida Wüst, German actress (d. 1958)
- 1895Wolfram von Richthofen, German field marshal (d. 1945)
- 1924Ludmilla Tchérina, French ballet dancer and actress (d. 2004)
- 1939Joseph Pitts, American politician
- 1946Peter Mahovlich, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1976Bob Burnquist, Brazilian-born skateboarder
- 1978Scott Dobie, Scottish footballer
- 1979Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player
- 1989Aimee Teegarden, American actress
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