October 2: Day of the Week
October 2, 2018 was the 275th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 90 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1535Jacques Cartier discovers Montreal, Quebec.
- 1814Battle of Rancagua: Spanish Royalists troops under Mariano Osorio defeated rebel Chilean forces of Bernardo O'Higgins and Jose Miguel Carrera.
- 1889In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
- 1919U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed.
- 1925John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system.
- 1928The “Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God”, commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá.
- 1937Dominican 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.
- 1950Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published
- 1959The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television.
- 1970A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.
Who were born on October 2?
- 1895Ruth Cheney Streeter, American military officer, first director of the United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve (d. 1990)
- 1928Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologian
- 1929Howard Roberts, American Jazz musician (d. 1992)
- 1948Trevor Brooking, English footballer
- 1951Sting, English musician and actor
- 1952Jan Svejnar, Czech politician
- 1962James Hunter, English singer
- 1962Jeff Bennett, American voice actor
- 1964Sam Bockarie, Sierra Leone Civil War figure (d. 2003)
- 1969Damon Gough, English singer
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