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Saturday October 10, 2020

October 10: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 680
    Battle 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.
  • 1575
    Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeat the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
  • 1911
    The Wuchang Uprising leads to the demise of Qing Dynasty, the last Imperial court in China, and the founding of the Republic of China.
  • 1935
    A coup d'état by the royalist leadership of the Greek Armed Forces takes place in Athens. It overthrows the government of Panagis Tsaldaris and establishes a regency under Georgios Kondylis, effectively ending the Second Hellenic Republic.
  • 1944
    Holocaust: 800 Gypsy children are murdered at Auschwitz concentration camp.
  • 1945
    The 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.
  • 1971
    Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
  • 1973
    Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.
  • 1985
    United 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.
  • 1997
    An Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74.

Who were born on October 10?

  • 1794
    William Whiting Boardman, American politician (d. 1871)
  • 1903
    Vernon Duke, American composer and songwriter (d. 1969)
  • 1924
    James Clavell, Australian author (d. 1994)
  • 1935
    André Bureau, French Canadian communications executive
  • 1963
    Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer
  • 1967
    Gavin Newsom, American politician
  • 1968
    Bart Brentjens, Dutch mountain biker
  • 1983
    Nikos Spyropoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1987
    Ryan Mathews, American football player
  • 1989
    Aimee Teegarden, American actress

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