October 4: Day of the Week
October 4, 2019 is the 277th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 88 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1511Formation of the Holy League of Ferdinand II of Aragon, the Papal States and the Republic of Venice against France.
- 1725Foundation of Rosario in Argentina.
- 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).
- 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.
- 1957Leave It To Beaver premieres on CBS.
- 1957Sputnik 1 is launched by the Soviet Union.
- 1960Eastern Air Lines Flight 375, a Lockheed L-188 Electra, crashes after a bird strike on takeoff from Boston’s Logan International Airport, killing 62 of 72 on board.
- 1967Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
- 1976Official launch of the Intercity 125 High Speed Train (HST).
- 1985Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, United States.
Who were born on October 4?
- 1886Luis Alberni, Spanish actor (d. 1962)
- 1931Basil D'Oliveira CBE, South African born cricketer
- 1934Dimosthenis Sofianos, Greek journalist
- 1940Alberto Vilar, Cuban-American investor and philanthropist
- 1945Clifton Davis, American actor
- 1959Tony Meo, English snooker player
- 1962Jon Secada, Cuban singer and songwriter
- 1965Olaf Backasch, German footballer
- 1978Kyle Lohse, American baseball player
- 1979Bjorn Phau, German tennis player
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