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Thursday October 17, 2019

October 17: Day of the Week

October 17, 2019 was the 290th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 75 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 1346
    Battle of Neville’s Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England near Durham, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years.
  • 1448
    Second Battle of Kosovo, where the mainly Hungarian army led by John Hunyadi is defeated by an Ottoman army led by Sultan Murad II.
  • 1662
    Charles II of England sells Dunkirk to France for 40,000 pounds.
  • 1905
    The October Manifesto issued by Tsar Nicholas II of Russia
  • 1945
    Archbishop 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.
  • 1961
    Scores of Algerian protesters (some claim up to 400) are massacred by the Paris police at the instigation of Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Prefecture of Police.
  • 1964
    Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies opens the artificial Lake Burley Griffin in the middle of the capital Canberra.
  • 1965
    The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair closes after a two year run. More than 51 million people had attended the two-year event.
  • 1970
    Montreal, Quebec: Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte murdered by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
  • 2000
    Train crash at Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack.

Who were born on October 17?

  • 1577
    Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (d. 1621)
  • 1921
    Maria Gorokhovskaya, Soviet gymnast (d. 2001)
  • 1923
    Charles McClendon, American football coach (d. 2001)
  • 1930
    Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)
  • 1959
    Richard Roeper, American film critic
  • 1966
    Danny Ferry, American basketball player
  • 1974
    John Rocker, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Bryan Bertino, American film director and screenwriter
  • 1979
    Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish race car driver
  • 1987
    Bea Alonzo, Filipina actress

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