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.
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)
- 1814Battle of Rancagua: Spanish Royalists troops under Mariano Osorio defeated rebel Chilean forces of Bernardo O'Higgins and Jose Miguel Carrera.
- 1864American Civil War: Battle of Saltville – Union forces attack Saltville, Virginia, but are defeated by Confederate troops.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1958Guinea declares its independence from France.
- 1992The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil.
- 1996Aeroperú Flight 603, a Boeing 757, crashes into the Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from Lima, Peru, killing 70.
- 1996The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
- 2002The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks.
Who were born on October 2?
- 1873Plum Warner, English cricketer (d. 1963)
- 1893Leroy Shield, American film score and radio composer (Our Gang, Laurel and Hardy) (d. 1962)
- 1928Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologian
- 1929Howard Roberts, American Jazz musician (d. 1992)
- 1940Pantelis Voulgaris, Greek film director and screenwriter
- 1968Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player
- 1970Kelly Ripa, American actress
- 1970Maribel Verdú, Spanish actress
- 1979Maja Ivarsson, Swedish singer (The Sounds)
- 1990Samantha Barks, Manx singer and actress
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