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Thursday October 5, 2017

October 5: Day of the Week

October 5, 2017 was the 278th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 87 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.

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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)

  • 610
    Coronation of Byzantine Emperor Heraclius
  • 1143
    King Alfonso VII of León recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
  • 1903
    Sir Samuel Griffith is appointed the first Chief Justice of Australia and Sir Edmund Barton and Richard O'Connor are appointed as foundation justices.
  • 1905
    Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908.
  • 1930
    British Airship R101 crashes in France en-route to India on its maiden voyage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • 1991
    An Indonesian military transport crashes after takeoff from Jakarta killing 137.

Who were born on October 5?

  • 1712
    Francesco Guardi, Italian painter (d. 1793)
  • 1878
    Louise Dresser, American actress (d. 1965)
  • 1912
    Fritz Fischer, Nazi war criminal (d. 2003)
  • 1922
    José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver
  • 1923
    Stig Dagerman, Swedish writer (d. 1954)
  • 1966
    Sean M. Carroll, American cosmologist
  • 1971
    Samuel Vincent, Canadian voice actor
  • 1975
    Kate Winslet, English actress
  • 1979
    Joe Lipari, American writer, comedian & filmmaker
  • 1987
    Park So Yeon, South Korean Singer (T-ara)

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