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Saturday October 10, 2020

October 10: Day of the Week

October 10, 2020 is the 284th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 82 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 19
    Roman 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.
  • 1575
    Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeat the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1860
    The original cornerstone of the University of the South is laid in Sewanee, Tennessee.
  • 1944
    Holocaust: 800 Gypsy children are murdered at Auschwitz concentration camp.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.
  • 1998
    A Lignes Aériennes Congolaises Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 41 people.

Who were born on October 10?

  • 1895
    Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (d. 1935)
  • 1930
    Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (d. 1970)
  • 1936
    Gerhard Ertl, German surface chemist, Nobel laureate, 2007.
  • 1942
    Radu Vasile, Romanian Prime Minister
  • 1943
    Frederick Barthelme, American author
  • 1948
    Séverine, French singer
  • 1961
    Henrik Jørgensen, Danish marathon runner
  • 1979
    Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player
  • 1981
    Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Mexican footballer
  • 1987
    Ryan Mathews, American football player

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