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Wednesday October 2, 2019

October 2: Day of the Week

October 2, 2019 was the 275th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 90 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 1552
    Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.
  • 1889
    In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
  • 1941
    World War II: In Operation Typhoon, Germany begins an all-out offensive against Moscow.
  • 1950
    Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published
  • 1959
    The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television.
  • 1968
    A peaceful student demonstration in Mexico City culminates in the Tlatelolco massacre.
  • 1996
    Aeroperú Flight 603, a Boeing 757, crashes into the Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from Lima, Peru, killing 70.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks.

Who were born on October 2?

  • 1538
    Saint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal (d. 1584)
  • 1952
    Jan Svejnar, Czech politician
  • 1957
    Kate St John, English musician, vocalist, composer, record producer, and arranger
  • 1960
    Glenn Anderson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1962
    James Hunter, English singer
  • 1967
    Frankie Fredericks, Namibian athlete
  • 1968
    Jeff Martin, Canadian singer/songwriter (The Tea Party)
  • 1970
    Kelly Ripa, American actress
  • 1971
    James Root, American guitarist (Slipknot)
  • 1976
    Mandisa, American singer

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