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Sunday October 4, 2020

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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 4 Historical Event(s)

  • 1693
    Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.
  • 1883
    First meeting of the Boys’ Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 1918
    An 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.
  • 1957
    Space Race: Launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
  • 1957
    Sputnik 1 is launched by the Soviet Union.
  • 1966
    Basutoland becomes independent from the United Kingdom and is renamed Lesotho.
  • 1983
    Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 mph (1,019 km/h), driving Thrust 2 at the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.
  • 1997
    The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million in cash which had been taken.
  • 2001
    NATO confirms invocation of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty.
  • 2010
    The Ajka plant accident in western Hungary releases about a million cubic metres (35 million cubic feet) of liquid alumina sludge. Nine people are killed and 122 injured, and the Marcal and Danube rivers are severly contaminated.

Who were born on October 4?

  • 1861
    Frederic Remington, American painter (d. 1909)
  • 1861
    Walter Rauschenbusch, Christian Theologian and Baptist Minister (d. 1918)
  • 1903
    John Vincent Atanasoff, American computer pioneer (d. 1995)
  • 1916
    Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2009)
  • 1917
    Violeta Parra, Chilean folklorist and visual artist (d. 1967)
  • 1929
    Scotty Beckett, American child actor (d. 1968)
  • 1936
    Charlie Hurley, Irish footballer
  • 1942
    Johanna Sigurdardottir, Prime Minister of Iceland
  • 1943
    Margaret Pemberton, English writer
  • 1979
    Rachael Leigh Cook, American actress

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