October 17: Day of the Week
October 17, 2020 is the 291st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 75 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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 17 Historical Event(s)
- 1604Kepler’s Star: German astronomer Johannes Kepler observes a supernova in the constellation Ophiuchus.
- 1771Premiere in Milan of the opera Ascanio in Alba, composed by Wolfgang Mozart, age 15.
- 1806Former leader of the Haitian Revolution, Emperor Jacques I of Haiti is assassinated after an oppressive rule.
- 1814London Beer Flood occurs in London, killing nine.
- 1912Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia declare war on the Ottoman Empire, joining Montenegro in the First Balkan War.
- 1945A massive number of people, headed by CGT and Evita, gather in the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina to demand Juan Peron’s release. It calls “el día de la lealtad peronista” (peronista loyalty day)
- 1945Archbishop Damaskinos of Athens becomes Prime Minister of Greece between the pull-out of the German occupation force in 1944 and the return of King Georgios II to Greece.
- 1956The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Sellafield,in Cumbria, England.
- 2003The pinnacle is fitted on the roof of Taipei 101, a 101-floor skyscraper in Taipei, allowing it to surpass the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur by 56 m and become the World’s tallest highrise.
- 2010Mary MacKillop is canonized (in Rome) and becomes the first saint of Australia.
Who were born on October 17?
- 1921George Mackay Brown, Scottish Poet (d.1996)
- 1930Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)
- 1931Ernst Hinterberger, Austrian writer
- 1938Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (d. 2007)
- 1942Gary Puckett, American musician
- 1947Michael McKean, American actor
- 1950Philippe Barbarin, French cardinal
- 1951Shari Ulrich, Canadian musician-songwriter, member of Pied Pumkin and UHF
- 1966Mark Gatiss, English actor and writer
- 1969Ernie Els, South African golfer
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