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Wednesday October 7, 2020

October 7: Day of the Week

October 7, 2020 was the 281st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 85 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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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 7 Historical Event(s)

  • 1513
    Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
  • 1542
    Explorer Cabrillo discovers Santa Catalina Island off the California coast.
  • 1776
    Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.
  • 1826
    The Granite Railway begins operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S.
  • 1828
    The city of Patras, Greece, is liberated by the French expeditionary force in the Peloponnese under General Maison.
  • 1879
    Germany and Austria-Hungary sign the “Twofold Covenant” and create the Dual Alliance.
  • 1942
    World War II: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.
  • 1960
    Nigeria joins the United Nations.
  • 1982
    Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
  • 1991
    Bombing of Banski dvori in Zagreb.

Who were born on October 7?

  • 1897
    Elijah Muhammad, American Black Muslim leader (d. 1975)
  • 1934
    Ulrike Meinhof, German journalist and political activist (d. 1976)
  • 1943
    Joy Behar, American television personality
  • 1957
    Michael W. Smith, American singer
  • 1959
    Simon Cowell, English recording executive
  • 1964
    Sam Brown, English singer-songwriter
  • 1973
    Priest Holmes, American Football Running Back
  • 1978
    Zaheer Khan, Indian cricketer
  • 1980
    Edison Chen, Canadian actor
  • 1982
    Robby Ginepri, American tennis player

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