October 2: Day of the Week
October 2, 2019 is the 275th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 90 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1263The battle of Largs is fought between Norwegians and Scots.
- 1789George Washington sends the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.
- 1835The 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.
- 1919U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed.
- 1941World War II: In Operation Typhoon, Germany begins an all-out offensive against Moscow.
- 1950Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published
- 1968A peaceful student demonstration in Mexico City culminates in the Tlatelolco massacre.
- 1970A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.
- 2001Swissair liquidates and the airline is replaced by SWISS.
- 2007President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.
Who were born on October 2?
- 1798King Charles Albert of Sardinia (d. 1849)
- 1901Alice Prin, French singer and artist (d. 1953)
- 1921Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 2000)
- 1935Peter Frankl, classical pianist
- 1948Avery Brooks, American actor
- 1960Glenn Anderson, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1974Michelle Krusiec, American actress
- 1975Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jump athlete
- 1985Brandon Jackson, American football player
- 1987Phil Kessel, American ice hockey player
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