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Tuesday October 15, 2019

October 15: Day of the Week

October 15, 2019 was the 288th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 77 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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 15 Historical Event(s)

  • 1582
    Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.
  • 1793
    Queen Marie-Antoinette of France is tried and convicted in a swift, pre-determined trial in the Palais de Justice, Paris, and condemned to death the following day.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Battle of Glasgow is fought, resulting in the surrender of Glasgow, Missouri, and its Union garrison, to the Confederacy.
  • 1878
    The Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.
  • 1880
    Mexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.
  • 1932
    Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The Catholic Worker Movement stages an anti-war rally in Manhattan including a public burning of a draft card; the first such act to result in arrest under a new amendment to the Selective Service Act.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War; The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam is held in Washington DC and across the US. Over 2 million demonstrate nationally; about 250,000 in the nation’s capitol.
  • 1971
    The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.
  • 2003
    China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.

Who were born on October 15?

  • 1608
    Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist (d. 1647)
  • 1858
    John L. Sullivan, American boxer (d. 1918)
  • 1921
    Angelica Rozeanu, Romanian table-tennis player (d. 2006)
  • 1924
    Warren Miller, American director
  • 1926
    Michel Foucault, French philosopher (d. 1984)
  • 1959
    Emeril Lagasse, American chef
  • 1959
    Sarah, Duchess of York
  • 1977
    Patricio Urrutia, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1983
    Bruno Senna, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1984
    Johan Voskamp, Dutch footballer

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