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Tuesday October 2, 2018

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.

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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)

  • 1535
    Jacques Cartier discovers Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1814
    Battle of Rancagua: Spanish Royalists troops under Mariano Osorio defeated rebel Chilean forces of Bernardo O'Higgins and Jose Miguel Carrera.
  • 1889
    In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
  • 1919
    U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed.
  • 1925
    John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.

Who were born on October 2?

  • 1895
    Ruth Cheney Streeter, American military officer, first director of the United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve (d. 1990)
  • 1928
    Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologian
  • 1929
    Howard Roberts, American Jazz musician (d. 1992)
  • 1948
    Trevor Brooking, English footballer
  • 1951
    Sting, English musician and actor
  • 1952
    Jan Svejnar, Czech politician
  • 1962
    James Hunter, English singer
  • 1962
    Jeff Bennett, American voice actor
  • 1964
    Sam Bockarie, Sierra Leone Civil War figure (d. 2003)
  • 1969
    Damon Gough, English singer

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