October 15: Day of the Week
October 15, 2020 is the 289th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 77 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1783The Montgolfier brothers’ hot air balloon marks the first human ascent, by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, (tethered balloon).
- 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.
- 1888The “From Hell” letter sent by Jack the Ripper is received by investigators.
- 1894The Dreyfus affair: Alfred Dreyfus is arrested for spying.
- 1928The airship, Graf Zeppelin completes its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States.
- 1939The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed La Guardia Airport) is dedicated.
- 1940The President of Catalonia, Lluís Companys, is executed by the Spanish dictatorship of Francisco Franco, making him the only European president to have been executed.
- 2003The Staten Island Ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi runs into a pier at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, killing 11 people and injuring 43.
Who were born on October 15?
- 1865Albert Heijn, Dutch businessman (d. 1945)
- 1882Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (d. 1941)
- 1906Hiram Leong Fong, American politician (d. 2004)
- 1968Didier Deschamps, French footballer
- 1969Dominic West, British actor
- 1974Bianca Rinaldi, Brazilian actress
- 1976Manuel Dallan, Italian rugby player
- 1981Abram Elam, American football player
- 1982Charline Labonté, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1990Ji Yoon, South Korean singer (4minute)
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