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Friday October 2, 2020

October 2: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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)

  • 1187
    Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule.
  • 1535
    Jacques Cartier discovers Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1789
    George Washington sends the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.
  • 1924
    The Geneva Protocol is adopted as a means to strengthen the League of Nations.
  • 1925
    John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system.
  • 1944
    World War II: German troops end the Warsaw Uprising.
  • 1950
    Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published
  • 1967
    Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court.
  • 1996
    Aeroperú Flight 603, a Boeing 757, crashes into the Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from Lima, Peru, killing 70.
  • 2006
    Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.

Who were born on October 2?

  • 1470
    Isabella of Naples, Duchess of Milan (d. 1524)
  • 1895
    Ruth Cheney Streeter, American military officer, first director of the United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve (d. 1990)
  • 1921
    Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 2000)
  • 1933
    Dave Somerville, co-founder and original lead singer of vocal group The Diamonds
  • 1935
    Omar Sivori, Argentine football player (d. 2005)
  • 1962
    Sigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic drummer (The Sugarcubes)
  • 1967
    Lew Temple, American actor
  • 1970
    Kelly Ripa, American actress
  • 1973
    Efren Ramirez, American actor
  • 1976
    Mandisa, American singer

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