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Monday October 17, 2022

October 17: Day of the Week

October 17, 2022 is the 290th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 75 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

October 2022
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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 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 539 BC
    Cyrus the Great marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost 70 years of exile. Cyrus allows the Jews to return to Yehud Medinata and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem.
  • 1091
    London Tornado of 1091: A tornado thought to be of strength T8/F4 strikes the heart of London.
  • 1771
    Premiere in Milan of the opera Ascanio in Alba, composed by Wolfgang Mozart, age 15.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: British General John Burgoyne surrenders his army at Saratoga, New York.
  • 1907
    Guglielmo Marconi’s company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.
  • 1941
    For the first time in World War II, a German submarine attacks an American ship.
  • 1943
    Burma Railway (Burma-Thailand Railway) is completed.
  • 1956
    The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Sellafield,in Cumbria, England.
  • 2000
    Train crash at Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack.
  • 2001
    Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi became the first Israeli minister to be assassinated in a terrorist attack.

Who were born on October 17?

  • 1577
    Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (d. 1621)
  • 1903
    Nathanael West, American writer (d. 1940)
  • 1921
    Maria Gorokhovskaya, Soviet gymnast (d. 2001)
  • 1926
    Beverly Garland, American actress (d. 2008)
  • 1937
    Paxton Whitehead, English actor
  • 1946
    Ronni Chasen, American film publicist (d. 2010)
  • 1951
    Roger Pontare, Swedish singer
  • 1960
    Rob Marshall, American director
  • 1977
    Alimi Ballard, American actor
  • 1978
    Erin Karpluk, Canadian television actress

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