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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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.
  • 1764
    Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
  • 1878
    The Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.
  • 1910
    Airship America launched from New Jersey in the first attempt to cross the Atlantic by a powered aircraft.
  • 1934
    The 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.
  • 1940
    The President of Catalonia, Lluís Companys, is executed by the Spanish dictatorship of Francisco Franco, making him the only European president to have been executed.
  • 1970
    Thirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses.
  • 1987
    The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.
  • 2001
    NASA’s Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter’s moon Io.
  • 2011
    Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, Florida Opens. This is the world’s largest Legoland theme park

Who were born on October 15?

  • 1836
    James Tissot, French artist (d. 1902)
  • 1924
    Mark Lenard, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1935
    Barry McGuire, American singer
  • 1954
    Princess Friederike of Hanover, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg
  • 1969
    Paige Davis, American television personality and actress
  • 1977
    Erin McKeown, American musician
  • 1980
    Siiri Nordin, Finnish singer (Killer)
  • 1981
    Keyshia Cole, American R&B singer
  • 1988
    Mesut Özil, German footballer
  • 1992
    Vincent Martella, American actor

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