October 10: Day of the Week
October 10, 2022 is the 283rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 82 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 680Battle of Karbala: Hussain bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, is decapitated by forces under Caliph Yazid I. This is commemorated by Muslims as Aashurah.
- 1575Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeat the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
- 1860The original cornerstone of the University of the South is laid in Sewanee, Tennessee.
- 1913President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike thus ending construction on the Panama Canal.
- 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.
- 1957The Windscale fire in Cumbria, U.K. is the world’s first major nuclear accident.
- 1973Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.
- 1980A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurs in the Algerian town of El Asnam. 3.500 die and 300,000 are left homeless.
- 2009Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders.
- 2010The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved as a country.
Who were born on October 10?
- 1914Tommy Fine, American baseball player (d. 2005)
- 1924Ludmilla Tchérina, French ballet dancer and actress (d. 2004)
- 1935Abu Jihad, Founder of the Palestinian group Fatah (d. 1988)
- 1936Gerhard Ertl, German surface chemist, Nobel laureate, 2007.
- 1946Charles Dance, English actor
- 1967Jonathan Littell, French-American writer
- 1969Francis Escudero, Filipino senator
- 1970Mohammed Mourhit, Belgian athlete
- 1971Ian Bennett, English footballer
- 1984Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer
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