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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
- 1864American Civil War: The Battle of Glasgow is fought, resulting in the surrender of Glasgow, Missouri, and its Union garrison, to the Confederacy.
- 1880Mexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.
- 1894The Dreyfus affair: Alfred Dreyfus is arrested for spying.
- 1904The Russian Baltic Fleet leaves Reval, Estonia for Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War.
- 1917World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for the German Empire.
- 1939The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed La Guardia Airport) is dedicated.
- 1953British nuclear test Totem 1 detonated at Emu Field, South Australia.
- 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.
- 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.
Who were born on October 15?
- 1844Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (d. 1900)
- 1865Albert Heijn, Dutch businessman (d. 1945)
- 1893King Carol II of Romania, (d. 1953)
- 1900Mervyn LeRoy, American film director (d. 1987)
- 1905C. P. Snow, British writer (d. 1980)
- 1916Al Killian, American jazz trumpet player and occasional bandleader (d. 2007)
- 1942Penny Marshall, American actress and film director
- 1959Alex Paterson, English musician, co-founder of ambient group The Orb
- 1964Roberto Vittori, Italian astronaut
- 1999Bailee Madison, American child actress
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