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Tuesday October 15, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: The H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship, sinks during a test, killing its inventor, Horace L. Hunley.
  • 1878
    The Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.
  • 1904
    The Russian Baltic Fleet leaves Reval, Estonia for Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War.
  • 1910
    Airship America launched from New Jersey in the first attempt to cross the Atlantic by a powered aircraft.
  • 1939
    The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed La Guardia Airport) is dedicated.
  • 1956
    Fortran, the first modern computer language, is shared with the coding community for the first time.
  • 1970
    Thirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses.
  • 1979
    Black 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.
  • 2003
    China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.

Who were born on October 15?

  • 1840
    Honoré Mercier, politician and premier of Quebec (d. 1894)
  • 1916
    Al Killian, American jazz trumpet player and occasional bandleader (d. 2007)
  • 1940
    Peter Doherty, Australian immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1945
    Jim Palmer, American baseball player
  • 1972
    Fred Hoiberg, American basketball player
  • 1975
    Glen Little, English footballer
  • 1977
    Patricio Urrutia, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1978
    Devon Gummersall, American actor
  • 1979
    Blue Adams, American Football Player
  • 1987
    Chantal Strand, Canadian actress, singer and voice actress

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