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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
- 1826The Granite Railway begins operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S.
- 1916Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.
- 1919KLM, the flag carrier of the Netherlands, is founded. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1958The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury.
- 1993The Great Flood of 1993 ends at St. Louis, Missouri, 103 days after it began, as the Mississippi River falls below flood stage.
Who were born on October 7?
- 1885Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
- 1914Alfred Drake, American actor (d. 1992)
- 1914Sarah Churchill, British actress (d. 1982)
- 1931Cotton Fitzsimmons, American basketball coach (d. 2004)
- 1943Joy Behar, American television personality
- 1961Matthew Roloff, American reality star
- 1964Dan Savage, American sex-columnist and author
- 1971Daniel Boucher, Québécois musician
- 1976Santiago Solari, Argentinian footballer
- 1982Jermain Defoe, English footballer
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