October 7: Day of the Week
October 7, 2019 is the 280th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 85 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1513Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
- 1840Willem II becomes King of the Netherlands.
- 1912The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.
- 1919KLM, the flag carrier of the Netherlands, is founded. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.
- 1944World War II: Uprising at Birkenau concentration camp, Jewish prisoners burn down the crematoria.
- 1960Nigeria joins the United Nations.
- 1971Oman joins the United Nations.
- 1977The adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution.
- 1998Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming.
- 2001The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan begins with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.
Who were born on October 7?
- 1746William Billings, American composer (d. 1800)
- 1879Joe Hill, American Labor Activist and Poet (d. 1915)
- 1900Heinrich Himmler, German Nazi official (d. 1945)
- 1922William Zinsser, American writer
- 1943Oliver North, American former military officer
- 1952Graham Yallop, Australian cricketer
- 1964Dan Savage, American sex-columnist and author
- 1966Marco Beltrami, Italian-American film composer
- 1969Malia Hosaka, Hawaiian professional wrestler
- 1987Jeremy Brockie, New Zealand footballer
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