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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1529The Siege of Vienna ends as the Austrians rout the invading Turks, turning the tide against almost a century of unchecked conquest throughout eastern and central Europe by the Ottoman Empire.
- 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.
- 1904The Russian Baltic Fleet leaves Reval, Estonia for Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War.
- 1945World War II: The former premier of Vichy France Pierre Laval is shot by a firing squad for treason.
- 1969Vietnam 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.
- 1989Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.
- 1990Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.
- 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.
- 2008The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 733.08 points, or 7.87%, the second worst day in the Dow’s history based on a percentage drop.
Who were born on October 15?
- 1608Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist (d. 1647)
- 1882Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (d. 1941)
- 1906Hiram Leong Fong, American politician (d. 2004)
- 1926Jean Peters, American actress (d. 2000)
- 1951A.F.Th. van der Heijden, Dutch writer
- 1953Tito Jackson, American musician
- 1954Princess Friederike of Hanover, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg
- 1971Andy Cole, British footballer
- 1972Fred Hoiberg, American basketball player
- 1985Marcos Martínez, Spanish racing driver
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