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Friday October 5, 2018

October 5: Day of the Week

October 5, 2018 is the 278th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 87 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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

October 2018

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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)

  • 610
    Coronation of Byzantine Emperor Heraclius
  • 1793
    French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
  • 1910
    In a revolution in Portugal the monarchy is overthrown and a republic is declared .
  • 1915
    Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
  • 1944
    Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
  • 1944
    Suffrage is extended to women in France.
  • 1948
    The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 110,000.
  • 1966
    Near Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor.
  • 1970
    Montreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group, triggering the October Crisis.
  • 2001
    Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Who were born on October 5?

  • 1824
    Henry Chadwick, English-born American baseball writer and statistician (d. 1908)
  • 1926
    Willi Unsoeld, American climber (d. 1979)
  • 1946
    Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1947
    Brian Johnson, English singer (AC/DC)
  • 1950
    Jeff Conaway, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1961
    Sharon Cheslow, American musician, composer and artist
  • 1964
    Warren E. Miller, Maryland politician
  • 1976
    Royston Tan, Singaporean screenwriter & director
  • 1978
    Morgan Webb, Canadian-born television presenter
  • 1988
    Benny Howell, English cricketer

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