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Saturday October 5, 2019

October 5: Day of the Week

October 5, 2019 was the 278th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 87 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 1143
    King Alfonso VII of León recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
  • 1665
    The University of Kiel is founded.
  • 1789
    French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris.
  • 1905
    Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908.
  • 1914
    World War I: first aerial combat resulting in an intentional fatality.
  • 1915
    Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
  • 1947
    The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
  • 1973
    Signature of the European Patent Convention.
  • 1988
    The Brazilian Constitution is ratified by Constituent Assembly.
  • 1991
    An Indonesian military transport crashes after takeoff from Jakarta killing 137.

Who were born on October 5?

  • 1520
    Alessandro Farnese, Italian cardinal (d. 1589)
  • 1712
    Francesco Guardi, Italian painter (d. 1793)
  • 1879
    Francis Peyton Rous, American pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1970)
  • 1917
    Allen Ludden, American television game show host (d. 1981)
  • 1939
    Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress
  • 1976
    Royston Tan, Singaporean screenwriter & director
  • 1983
    Jesse Eisenberg, American actor
  • 1983
    Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1984
    Tiana Benjamin, British actress
  • 1987
    Tim Ream, American soccer player

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