October 10: Day of the Week
October 10, 2021 is the 283rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 82 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
- 1631A Saxon army takes over Prague.
- 1845In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipman students and seven professors.
- 1911The Wuchang Uprising leads to the demise of Qing Dynasty, the last Imperial court in China, and the founding of the Republic of China.
- 1933United Airlines Chesterton Crash: A United Airlines Boeing 247 is destroyed by sabotage, the first such proven case in the history of commercial aviation.
- 1957The Windscale fire in Cumbria, U.K. is the world’s first major nuclear accident.
- 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.
- 1964The opening ceremony at The 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, is broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite.
- 2008The 10 October 2008 Orakzai bombing kills 110 and injures 200 more.
- 2010The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved as a country.
Who were born on October 10?
- 1830Queen Isabella II of Spain (d. 1904)
- 1837Robert Gould Shaw, American Army officer (d. 1863)
- 1870Louise Mack, Australian writer (d. 1935)
- 1901Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor (d. 1966)
- 1943Frederick Barthelme, American author
- 1946Naoto Kan, Japanese politician
- 1965Rebecca Pidgeon, American actress
- 1979Wu Chun, Brunei born Taiwanese actor and singer
- 1980Blaž Emeršič, Slovenian ice hockey player
- 1983Nikos Spyropoulos, Greek footballer
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