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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)

  • 1582
    Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.
  • 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.
  • 1894
    The Dreyfus affair: Alfred Dreyfus is arrested for spying.
  • 1928
    The airship, Graf Zeppelin completes its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States.
  • 1939
    The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed La Guardia Airport) is dedicated.
  • 1951
    Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes conducts the very last step of the first synthesis of norethisterone, the progestin that would later be used in one of the first two oral contraceptives.
  • 1953
    British nuclear test Totem 1 detonated at Emu Field, South Australia.
  • 1969
    Vietnam 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.
  • 1971
    The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.
  • 1989
    Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.

Who were born on October 15?

  • 1818
    Alexander Dreyschock, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1869)
  • 1874
    Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, (d. 1899)
  • 1917
    Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., American historian and political commentator (d. 2007)
  • 1920
    Mario Puzo, American novelist (d. 1999)
  • 1935
    Barry McGuire, American singer
  • 1944
    Haim Saban, Egyptian-born American media proprietor
  • 1946
    John Getz, American actor
  • 1974
    Bianca Rinaldi, Brazilian actress
  • 1975
    Glen Little, English footballer
  • 1985
    Walter Alberto López, Uruguayan footballer

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