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.
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)
- 1582Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.
- 1863American Civil War: The H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship, sinks during a test, killing its inventor, Horace L. Hunley.
- 1894The Dreyfus affair: Alfred Dreyfus is arrested for spying.
- 1928The airship, Graf Zeppelin completes its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States.
- 1939The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed La Guardia Airport) is dedicated.
- 1951Mexican 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.
- 1953British nuclear test Totem 1 detonated at Emu Field, South Australia.
- 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.
- 1971The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.
- 1989Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.
Who were born on October 15?
- 1818Alexander Dreyschock, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1869)
- 1874Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, (d. 1899)
- 1917Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., American historian and political commentator (d. 2007)
- 1920Mario Puzo, American novelist (d. 1999)
- 1935Barry McGuire, American singer
- 1944Haim Saban, Egyptian-born American media proprietor
- 1946John Getz, American actor
- 1974Bianca Rinaldi, Brazilian actress
- 1975Glen Little, English footballer
- 1985Walter Alberto López, Uruguayan footballer
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