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)
- 19Roman 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.
- 1911The Kowloon-Canton Railway (split into MTR East Rail Line and Guangshen Railway now) commences service between Kowloon and Canton.
- 1938The Munich Agreement cedes the Sudetenland to Nazi Germany.
- 1944Holocaust: 800 Gypsy children are murdered at Auschwitz concentration camp.
- 1957U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant.
- 1970Fiji becomes independent.
- 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.
- 2009Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders.
Who were born on October 10?
- 1794William Whiting Boardman, American politician (d. 1871)
- 1861Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer, Nobel laureate (d. 1930)
- 1908Johnny Green, American songwriter, arranger and conductor (d. 1989)
- 1910Julius Shulman, American architectural photographer (d. 2009)
- 1914Tommy Fine, American baseball player (d. 2005)
- 1929Herb Levinson, American actor
- 1964Crystal Waters, U.S. singer
- 1966Bai Ling, Chinese American actress
- 1970Matthew Pinsent, English rower
- 1979Ahn Chil Hyun (Kangta), lead singer of the former South Korean group H.O.T.
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