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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1575Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeat the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
- 1631A Saxon army takes over Prague.
- 1943Double Tenth Incident in Japanese controlled Singapore
- 1945The Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang signed a principle agreement in Chongqing about the future of post-war China. Later, the pact is commonly referred to as the Double-Ten Agreement.
- 1970In 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.
- 1985United 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.
- 1998A Lignes Aériennes Congolaises Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 41 people.
- 2006The Greek city of Volos floods in one of the prefecture’s worst recorded floods.
- 2008The 10 October 2008 Orakzai bombing kills 110 and injures 200 more.
- 2009Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders.
Who were born on October 10?
- 1700Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (d. 1759)
- 1919Willard Estey, Canadian justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (d. 2002)
- 1946John Prine, American singer
- 1959Bradley Whitford, American actor
- 1968Marinos Ouzounidis, Greek footballer and football manager
- 1969Wendi McLendon-Covey, American actress
- 1975Ramón Morales, Mexican footballer
- 1980Sherine, Egyptian singer
- 1982Hideki Mutoh, Japanese racing driver
- 1991Manuel Giandonato, Italian footballer
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