October 7: Day of the Week
October 7, 2020 is the 281st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 85 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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 7 Historical Event(s)
- 1477Uppsala University is inaugurated after receiving its corporate rights from Pope Sixtus IV in February the same year.
- 1691The English royal charter for the Province of Massachusetts Bay is issued.
- 1776Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.
- 1800French corsair Robert Surcouf, commander of the 18-gun ship La Confiance, captures the British 38-gun Kent inspiring the traditional French song Le Trente-et-un du mois d'août.
- 1864American Civil War: USS Wachusett captures the Ship CSS Confederate raider while in port in Bahia, Brazil.
- 1919KLM, the flag carrier of the Netherlands, is founded. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.
- 1942World War II: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.
- 1958President of Pakistan Iskander Mirza, with the support of General Ayub Khan and the army, suspends the 1956 constitution, imposes martial law, and cancels the elections scheduled for January 1959.
- 1971Oman joins the United Nations.
- 1985The Achille Lauro is hijacked by Palestine Liberation Organization.
Who were born on October 7?
- 1914Alfred Drake, American actor (d. 1992)
- 1936Charles Dutoit, Swiss conductor
- 1946Bernard Lavilliers, French singer
- 1964Dan Savage, American sex-columnist and author
- 1965Genji Hashimoto, Japanese racing driver
- 1972Ben Younger, American screenwriter and film director
- 1977Meighan Desmond, New Zealand actress
- 1979Aaron Ashmore, Canadian actor
- 1983Flying Lotus, American electronic music producer
- 1986Lee Nguyen, American soccer player
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