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Wednesday October 2, 2019

October 2: Day of the Week

October 2, 2019 was the 275th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 90 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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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)

  • 1535
    Jacques Cartier discovers Montreal, Quebec.
  • 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.
  • 1928
    The “Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God”, commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá.
  • 1950
    Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published
  • 1958
    Guinea declares its independence from France.
  • 1970
    A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.
  • 1990
    Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 is hijacked; after landing at Guangzhou, it crashes into two airliners on the ground, killing 132 people.
  • 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?

  • 1901
    Alice Prin, French singer and artist (d. 1953)
  • 1913
    Karl Miller, German footballer (d. 1967)
  • 1914
    Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, and choir master (d. 1998)
  • 1926
    Jan Morris, English writer
  • 1945
    Don McLean, American songwriter
  • 1951
    Romina Power, Italian singer
  • 1957
    Kate St John, English musician, vocalist, composer, record producer, and arranger
  • 1957
    Wade Dooley, English rugby union player
  • 1972
    Aaron McKie, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Luke Wilkshire, Australian footballer

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