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Monday October 5, 2020

October 5: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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)

  • 869
    The Fourth Council of Constantinople is convened to decide about what to do about Patriarch Photius of Constantinople.
  • 1450
    Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria.
  • 1550
    Foundation of Concepción, city in Chile.
  • 1857
    The City of Anaheim is founded.
  • 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.
  • 1914
    World War I: first aerial combat resulting in an intentional fatality.
  • 1962
    Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, is released.
  • 1970
    The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
  • 1990
    After one hundred and fifty years The Herald broadsheet newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper.
  • 1991
    The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.

Who were born on October 5?

  • 1848
    Guido von List, German writer (d. 1919)
  • 1879
    Francis Peyton Rous, American pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1970)
  • 1909
    Tony Malinosky, American baseball player (d. 2011)
  • 1929
    Richard F. Gordon, Jr., American astronaut
  • 1939
    Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1940
    Thom Christopher, American actor
  • 1958
    Neil DeGrasse Tyson, American Astrophysicist
  • 1962
    Michael Andretti, American race car driver
  • 1978
    Morgan Webb, Canadian-born television presenter
  • 1980
    James Toseland, British motorcycle racer

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