October 15: Day of the Week
October 15, 2019 is the 288th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 77 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1793Queen 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.
- 1863American Civil War: The H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship, sinks during a test, killing its inventor, Horace L. Hunley.
- 1878The Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.
- 1904The Russian Baltic Fleet leaves Reval, Estonia for Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War.
- 1910Airship America launched from New Jersey in the first attempt to cross the Atlantic by a powered aircraft.
- 1939The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed La Guardia Airport) is dedicated.
- 1956Fortran, the first modern computer language, is shared with the coding community for the first time.
- 1970Thirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses.
- 1979Black Monday in Malta. The Building of the Times of Malta, the residence of the opposition leader Eddie Fenech Adami and several Nationalist Party clubs are ransacked and destroyed by supporters of the Malta Labour Party.
- 2003China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
Who were born on October 15?
- 1840Honoré Mercier, politician and premier of Quebec (d. 1894)
- 1916Al Killian, American jazz trumpet player and occasional bandleader (d. 2007)
- 1940Peter Doherty, Australian immunologist, Nobel laureate
- 1945Jim Palmer, American baseball player
- 1972Fred Hoiberg, American basketball player
- 1975Glen Little, English footballer
- 1977Patricio Urrutia, Ecuadorian footballer
- 1978Devon Gummersall, American actor
- 1979Blue Adams, American Football Player
- 1987Chantal Strand, Canadian actress, singer and voice actress
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