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Wednesday October 2, 2019

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 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)

  • 1263
    The battle of Largs is fought between Norwegians and Scots.
  • 1535
    Jacques Cartier discovers Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1780
    John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, is hanged as a spy by American forces.
  • 1889
    In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    Guinea declares its independence from France.
  • 1967
    Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court.
  • 1996
    The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
  • 2001
    Swissair liquidates and the airline is replaced by SWISS.

Who were born on October 2?

  • 1722
    Leopold Widhalm, Austrian luthier (d. 1776)
  • 1833
    William Corby, American Catholic priest (d. 1897)
  • 1882
    Boris Shaposhnikov, Russian military commander (d. 1945)
  • 1933
    Dave Somerville, co-founder and original lead singer of vocal group The Diamonds
  • 1946
    Sonthi Boonyaratglin, Thai military officer
  • 1971
    James Root, American guitarist (Slipknot)
  • 1976
    Anita Kulcsár, Hungarian handball player (d. 2005)
  • 1987
    Joel Reinders, American football offensive tackle player
  • 1990
    Dean Bouzanis, Australian footballer
  • 1990
    Samantha Barks, Manx singer and actress

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