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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
- 1780John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, is hanged as a spy by American forces.
- 1789George Washington sends the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.
- 1814Battle of Rancagua: Spanish Royalists troops under Mariano Osorio defeated rebel Chilean forces of Bernardo O'Higgins and Jose Miguel Carrera.
- 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.
- 1944World War II: German troops end the Warsaw Uprising.
- 1958Guinea declares its independence from France.
- 1992The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil.
- 2005Ethan Allen Boating Accident: The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people.
- 2006Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.
Who were born on October 2?
- 1644François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (d. 1724)
- 1832Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist (d. 1917)
- 1914Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, and choir master (d. 1998)
- 1930Dave Barrett, Premier of British Columbia
- 1949Annie Leibovitz, American photographer
- 1952Wahed Wafa, Afghan singer
- 1960Dereck Whittenburg, American college basketball player and coach
- 1960Django Bates, jazz musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist and band leader
- 1974Kevin Van De Wege, American Politician
- 1974Mark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (d. 2006)
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