October 7: Day of the Week
October 7, 2018 was the 280th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 85 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
- 1542Explorer Cabrillo discovers Santa Catalina Island off the California coast.
- 1582Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
- 1780American Revolutionary War: Battle of Kings Mountain American Patriot militia defeat Loyalist irregulars led by British colonel Patrick Ferguson in South Carolina.
- 1868Cornell University holds opening day ceremonies; initial student enrollment is 412, the highest at any American university to that date.
- 1924Andreas Michalakopoulos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for a short period of time.
- 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.
- 1982Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
- 1985The Achille Lauro is hijacked by Palestine Liberation Organization.
- 2006Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya is shot and killed outside her home in Moscow.
Who were born on October 7?
- 1849James Whitcomb Riley, American poet (d. 1916)
- 1866Wlodimir Ledochowski, Polish-Austrian director of the Society of Jesus (d. 1942)
- 1879Joe Hill, American Labor Activist and Poet (d. 1915)
- 1895Maurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (d. 1980)
- 1913Simon Carmiggelt, Dutch journalist and writer (d. 1987)
- 1923Jean-Paul Riopelle, Québécois member of Les Automatistes (d. 2002)
- 1957Michael W. Smith, American singer
- 1975Damian Kulash, American musician (OK Go)
- 1981Doni Schroader, American avant garde composer,pop musician
- 1984Salman Butt, Pakistani cricketer
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