October 4: Day of the Week
October 4, 2018 was the 277th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 88 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1227Assassination of Caliph al-Adil.
- 1511Formation of the Holy League of Ferdinand II of Aragon, the Papal States and the Republic of Venice against France.
- 1795Napoleon Bonaparte first rises to national prominence with a “Whiff of Grapeshot”, using cannon to suppress armed counter-revolutionary rioters threatening the French Legislature (National Convention).
- 1957Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
- 1965Becoming the first Pope to ever visit the United States of America and the Western hemisphere, Pope Paul VI arrives in New York.
- 1966Basutoland becomes independent from the United Kingdom and is renamed Lesotho.
- 1976Official launch of the Intercity 125 High Speed Train (HST).
- 1985Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, United States.
- 1992El Al Flight 1862: an El Al Boeing 747-258F crashes into two apartment buildings in Amsterdam, killing 43 including 39 on the ground.
- 2003Maxim restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel: 21 Israelis, Jews and Arabs, are killed, and 51 others wounded.
Who were born on October 4?
- 1881Walther von Brauchitsch, German statesman (d. 1948)
- 1884Subramaniya Siva, Indian revolutionary figure (d. 1925)
- 1903Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician, historian and genealogist (d. 1993)
- 1910Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player (d. 2002)
- 1916Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2009)
- 1958Anneka Rice, British television presenter
- 1962Jon Secada, Cuban singer and songwriter
- 1975Daniella Deutscher, American actress
- 1979Bjorn Phau, German tennis player
- 1982Tony Gwynn Jr., American baseball player
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