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Monday October 5, 2020

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.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

October 2020

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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.
  • 1450
    Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria.
  • 1550
    Foundation of Concepción, city in Chile.
  • 1793
    French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
  • 1813
    Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British.
  • 1857
    The City of Anaheim is founded.
  • 1910
    In a revolution in Portugal the monarchy is overthrown and a republic is declared .
  • 1944
    Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
  • 1970
    The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
  • 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”.

Who were born on October 5?

  • 1887
    René Cassin, French jurist and Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
  • 1898
    Nachum Gutman, Israeli painter (d. 1980)
  • 1902
    Larry Fine, American actor and comedian (d. 1975)
  • 1921
    Bill Willis, American football player (d. 2007)
  • 1939
    Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress
  • 1943
    Ben Cardin, American politician, junior senator of Maryland
  • 1945
    Geoff Leigh, English musician (Henry Cow)
  • 1971
    Mauricio Pellegrino, Argentine former footballer
  • 1981
    Kelvin Tan Wei Lian, Singaporean singer
  • 1988
    Bahar Kızıl, German Singer (Monrose)

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