October 15: Day of the Week
October 15, 2018 was the 288th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 77 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1888The “From Hell” letter sent by Jack the Ripper is received by investigators.
- 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.
- 1934The Soviet Republic of China collapses when Chiang Kai-shek’s National Revolutionary Army successfully encircles Ruijin, forcing the fleeing Communists to begin the Long March.
- 1956Fortran, the first modern computer language, is shared with the coding community for the first time.
- 1965Vietnam 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.
- 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.
- 1987The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.
- 1997The Cassini probe launches from Cape Canaveral on its way to Saturn.
- 2007Seventeen activists in New Zealand are arrested in the country’s first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids.
Who were born on October 15?
- 70 BCVirgil, Roman poet (d. 19 BC)
- 1836James Tissot, French artist (d. 1902)
- 1908John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian-born US economist (d. 2006)
- 1909Robert Trout, American reporter (d. 2000)
- 1927Bill Henry, American baseball player
- 1935Barry McGuire, American singer
- 1944David Trimble, Irish politician, Nobel laureate
- 1957Stacy Peralta, American director
- 1959Todd Solondz, American film director
- 1986Carlo Janka, Swiss alpine ski racer
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