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.
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)
- 1582Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
- 1845In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipman students and seven professors.
- 1868Carlos Céspedes issues the Grito de Yara from his plantation, La Demajagua, proclaiming Cuba’s independence
- 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.
- 1963France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
- 1970In Montreal, Quebec, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
- 1975Papua New Guinea joins the United Nations.
- 1998A Lignes Aériennes Congolaises Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 41 people.
- 2008The 10 October 2008 Orakzai bombing kills 110 and injures 200 more.
Who were born on October 10?
- 1909Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director (d. 2010)
- 1938Moriyama Daido, Japanese photographer
- 1943Frederick Barthelme, American author
- 1946Mildred Grieveson (aka: Anne Mather, Caroline Fleming, Cardine Fleming), English writer
- 1969Dilsa Demirbag Sten, Swedish author and journalist
- 1970Mohammed Mourhit, Belgian athlete
- 1973Semmy Schilt, Dutch kickboxer
- 1980Sherine, Egyptian singer
- 1982Amon Buchanan, Australian rules footballer
- 1991Manuel Giandonato, Italian footballer
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