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)
- 1542Explorer Cabrillo discovers Santa Catalina Island off the California coast.
- 1780American Revolutionary War: Battle of Kings Mountain American Patriot militia defeat Loyalist irregulars led by British colonel Patrick Ferguson in South Carolina.
- 1916Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.
- 1940World War II: the McCollum memo proposes bringing the United States into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.
- 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.
- 1949The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.
- 1985The Mameyes landslide kills close to 300 in the worst landslide in North American history.
- 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.
- 2004King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates, replaced by his son Norodom Sihamoni a week later.
- 2006Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya is shot and killed outside her home in Moscow.
Who were born on October 7?
- 1836Henri Elzéar Taschereau, Canadian jurist and Chief justice of Canada (d. 1911)
- 1923Jean-Paul Riopelle, Québécois member of Les Automatistes (d. 2002)
- 1927Al Martino, American singer and actor (d. 2009)
- 1931Desmond Tutu, South African archbishop and Nobel Laureate
- 1939Clive James, Australian television presenter and writer
- 1944Donald Tsang, current Chief executive of Hong Kong
- 1944Judee Sill, American musician (d. 1979)
- 1976Gilberto Silva, Brazilian footballer
- 1979Aaron Ashmore, Canadian actor
- 1982Li Yundi, Chinese classical pianist
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