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Saturday October 5, 2019

October 5: Day of the Week

October 5, 2019 is the 278th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 87 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1450
    Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria.
  • 1813
    Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British.
  • 1936
    The Jarrow March sets off for London.
  • 1943
    98 American POW’s executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island.
  • 1953
    The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    Israeli secret nuclear weapons are revealed. The British newspaper The Sunday Times runs Mordechai Vanunu’s story on its front page under the headline: “Revealed — the secrets of Israel’s nuclear arsenal”.
  • 2001
    Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Who were born on October 5?

  • 1912
    Fritz Fischer, Nazi war criminal (d. 2003)
  • 1929
    Fred Feast, English actor (d. 1999)
  • 1930
    Anne Haddy, Australian actress (d. 1999)
  • 1932
    Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (d. 2006)
  • 1937
    Barry Switzer, American football coach
  • 1946
    Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1949
    B. W. Stevenson, American singer (d. 1988)
  • 1971
    South Park Mexican, American rapper
  • 1983
    Jesse Eisenberg, American actor
  • 1987
    Javier Villa, Spanish racing driver

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