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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1143King Alfonso VII of León recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
- 1450Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria.
- 1550Foundation of Concepción, city in Chile.
- 1793French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
- 1813Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British.
- 1857The City of Anaheim is founded.
- 1910In a revolution in Portugal the monarchy is overthrown and a republic is declared .
- 1944Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
- 1970The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
- 1986Israeli 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”.
Who were born on October 5?
- 1887René Cassin, French jurist and Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
- 1898Nachum Gutman, Israeli painter (d. 1980)
- 1902Larry Fine, American actor and comedian (d. 1975)
- 1921Bill Willis, American football player (d. 2007)
- 1939Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress
- 1943Ben Cardin, American politician, junior senator of Maryland
- 1945Geoff Leigh, English musician (Henry Cow)
- 1971Mauricio Pellegrino, Argentine former footballer
- 1981Kelvin Tan Wei Lian, Singaporean singer
- 1988Bahar Kızıl, German Singer (Monrose)
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