October 4: Day of the Week
October 4, 2020 is the 278th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 88 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1853Crimean War: The Ottoman Empire declares war on Russia.
- 1876Texas A&M University opens as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, becoming the first public institution of higher education in Texas.
- 1883First meeting of the Boys’ Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.
- 1918An explosion kills more than 100 and destroys the T.A. Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant in Sayreville, New Jersey. Fires and explosions continue for three days forcing massive evacuations and spreading ordnance over a wide area, pieces of which were still being found as of 2007.
- 1927Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.
- 1940Meeting between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini at the Brenner Pass.
- 1941Norman Rockwell’s Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
- 1958Fifth Republic of France is established.
- 2001NATO confirms invocation of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty.
- 2001Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.
Who were born on October 4?
- 1931Sir Terence Conran, English designer, restaurateur, retailer and writer
- 1942Johanna Sigurdardottir, Prime Minister of Iceland
- 1943Dietmar Mürdter, German footballer
- 1946Chuck Hagel, American politician
- 1947Julien Clerc, French singer
- 1955Jorge Valdano, Argentine footballer
- 1968Richard Hancox, English footballer
- 1975Cristiano Lucarelli, Italian football player
- 1983Dan Clarke, British racing driver
- 1983Kurt Suzuki, American baseball player
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