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Monday October 5, 2020

October 5: Day of the Week

October 5, 2020 is the 279th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 87 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 1793
    French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
  • 1895
    The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
  • 1936
    The Jarrow March sets off for London.
  • 1966
    Near Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor.
  • 1968
    Police baton civil rights demonstrators in Derry, Northern Ireland – considered to mark the beginning of The Troubles.
  • 1973
    Signature of the European Patent Convention.
  • 1982
    Chicago Tylenol murders: Johnson & Johnson initiates a nationwide product recall in the United States for all products in its Tylenol brand after several bottles in Chicago are found to have been laced with cyanide, resulting in seven deaths.
  • 1988
    The Brazilian Constitution is ratified by Constituent Assembly.
  • 1991
    An Indonesian military transport crashes after takeoff from Jakarta killing 137.
  • 2000
    Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.

Who were born on October 5?

  • 1792
    Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1844)
  • 1820
    David Wilber, American politician (d. 1890)
  • 1829
    Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States (d. 1886)
  • 1848
    Guido von List, German writer (d. 1919)
  • 1892
    Remington Kellogg, American naturalist (d. 1969)
  • 1923
    Stig Dagerman, Swedish writer (d. 1954)
  • 1937
    Barry Switzer, American football coach
  • 1941
    Eduardo Duhalde, President of Argentina
  • 1960
    Careca, Brazilian footballer
  • 1962
    Thomas Herbst, German footballer

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