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Friday October 2, 2020

October 2: Day of the Week

October 2, 2020 was the 276th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 90 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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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 2 Historical Event(s)

  • 1552
    Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.
  • 1780
    John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, is hanged as a spy by American forces.
  • 1835
    The Texas Revolution begins with the Battle of Gonzales: Mexican soldiers attempt to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas, but encounter stiff resistance from a hastily assembled militia.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Saltville – Union forces attack Saltville, Virginia, but are defeated by Confederate troops.
  • 1889
    In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
  • 1937
    Dominican Republic strongman Rafael Trujillo orders the execution of the Haitian population living within the borderlands; approximately 20,000 are killed over the next five days.
  • 1950
    Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published
  • 1992
    The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 1996
    The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
  • 2005
    Ethan Allen Boating Accident: The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people.

Who were born on October 2?

  • 1852
    Sir William Ramsay, Scottish chemist (d. 1916)
  • 1934
    Earl Wilson, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1948
    Trevor Brooking, English footballer
  • 1950
    Ian McNeice, English actor
  • 1962
    Jeff Bennett, American voice actor
  • 1964
    Sam Bockarie, Sierra Leone Civil War figure (d. 2003)
  • 1967
    Lew Temple, American actor
  • 1972
    Aaron McKie, American basketball player
  • 1973
    Verka Serduchka, Ukrainian entertainer
  • 1974
    Michelle Krusiec, American actress

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