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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)

  • 1550
    Foundation of Concepción, city in Chile.
  • 1793
    French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
  • 1813
    Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British.
  • 1877
    Chief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles.
  • 1944
    Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
  • 1953
    The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
  • 1955
    Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California.
  • 1968
    Police baton civil rights demonstrators in Derry, Northern Ireland – considered to mark the beginning of The Troubles.
  • 1974
    Guildford pub bombings: bombs planted by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill four British soldiers and one civilian.
  • 1988
    The Chilean opposition coalition Concertación (center-left) defeats Augusto Pinochet in his re-election attempt and a general election is called the following year.

Who were born on October 5?

  • 1901
    John Alton, American cinematographer (d. 1996)
  • 1908
    Joshua Logan, American film director and writer (d. 1988)
  • 1917
    Allen Ludden, American television game show host (d. 1981)
  • 1933
    Diane Cilento, Australian actress
  • 1937
    Barry Switzer, American football coach
  • 1966
    Jan Verhaas, Dutch snooker referee
  • 1966
    Sean M. Carroll, American cosmologist
  • 1975
    Bobo Baldé, Guinean footballer
  • 1976
    J. J. Yeley, American race car driver
  • 1987
    Javier Villa, Spanish racing driver

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