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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 1780
    John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, is hanged as a spy by American forces.
  • 1814
    Battle of Rancagua: Spanish Royalists troops under Mariano Osorio defeated rebel Chilean forces of Bernardo O'Higgins and Jose Miguel Carrera.
  • 1928
    The “Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God”, commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá.
  • 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
  • 1959
    The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television.
  • 1967
    Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court.
  • 1968
    A peaceful student demonstration in Mexico City culminates in the Tlatelolco massacre.
  • 1996
    The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
  • 2001
    NATO backs U.S. military strikes following 9/11.

Who were born on October 2?

  • 1873
    Stephen Warfield Gambrill, American politician (d. 1924)
  • 1902
    John G. Crommelin, American naval officer and white supremacist figure (d. 1996)
  • 1926
    Jan Morris, English writer
  • 1946
    Jo-El Sonnier, American singer-songwriter and accordionist
  • 1951
    Sting, English musician and actor
  • 1958
    Wayne Toups, Cajun singer-songwriter
  • 1968
    Kelly Willis, American country music singer-songwriter
  • 1979
    Arta Dobroshi, Kosovar actress
  • 1986
    Camilla Belle, American actress
  • 1990
    Dean Bouzanis, Australian footballer

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