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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
- 1571The Battle of Lepanto is fought, and the Holy League (Spain and Italy) destroys the Turkish fleet.
- 1870Franco-Prussian War – Siege of Paris: Leon Gambetta flees Paris in a balloon.
- 1879Germany and Austria-Hungary sign the “Twofold Covenant” and create the Dual Alliance.
- 1924Andreas Michalakopoulos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for a short period of time.
- 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.
- 1944World War II: Uprising at Birkenau concentration camp, Jewish prisoners burn down the crematoria.
- 1958The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury.
- 1985The Mameyes landslide kills close to 300 in the worst landslide in North American history.
- 2004King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates, replaced by his son Norodom Sihamoni a week later.
Who were born on October 7?
- 1841King Nicholas I of Montenegro (d. 1921)
- 1885Claud Ashton Jones, United States Navy rear admiral and Medal of Honor winner (d. 1948)
- 1897Elijah Muhammad, American Black Muslim leader (d. 1975)
- 1910Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (d. 1986)
- 1912Fernando Belaúnde Terry, President of Peru (d. 2002)
- 1923Irma Grese, Supervisor at Nazi concentration camps (d. 1945)
- 1949Dave Hope, American musician (Kansas)
- 1967Toni Braxton, American singer
- 1983Scottie Upshall, Canadian Hockey Player
- 1986Gunnar Nielsen, Faroese footballer
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