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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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1580
    After a three-day siege, the English Army beheads over 600 Irish and Papal soldiers and civilians at Dún an Óir, Ireland.
  • 1780
    The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000-30,000 in the Caribbean.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    U.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.
  • 1963
    France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
  • 1971
    Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
  • 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.

Who were born on October 10?

  • 1678
    John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, Scottish soldier (d. 1743)
  • 1895
    Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (d. 1935)
  • 1908
    Johnny Green, American songwriter, arranger and conductor (d. 1989)
  • 1923
    Nicholas Parsons, English actor
  • 1969
    Dilsa Demirbag Sten, Swedish author and journalist
  • 1971
    Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist
  • 1974
    Julio Ricardo Cruz, Argentinian footballer
  • 1976
    Pat Burrell, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Shane Doan, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985
    Dominique Cornu, Belgian professional cyclist

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