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Wednesday October 7, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1542
    Explorer Cabrillo discovers Santa Catalina Island off the California coast.
  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Kings Mountain American Patriot militia defeat Loyalist irregulars led by British colonel Patrick Ferguson in South Carolina.
  • 1916
    Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.
  • 1940
    World War II: the McCollum memo proposes bringing the United States into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.
  • 1942
    World War II: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.
  • 1949
    The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.
  • 1985
    The Mameyes landslide kills close to 300 in the worst landslide in North American history.
  • 1998
    Matthew 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.
  • 2004
    King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates, replaced by his son Norodom Sihamoni a week later.
  • 2006
    Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya is shot and killed outside her home in Moscow.

Who were born on October 7?

  • 1836
    Henri Elzéar Taschereau, Canadian jurist and Chief justice of Canada (d. 1911)
  • 1923
    Jean-Paul Riopelle, Québécois member of Les Automatistes (d. 2002)
  • 1927
    Al Martino, American singer and actor (d. 2009)
  • 1931
    Desmond Tutu, South African archbishop and Nobel Laureate
  • 1939
    Clive James, Australian television presenter and writer
  • 1944
    Donald Tsang, current Chief executive of Hong Kong
  • 1944
    Judee Sill, American musician (d. 1979)
  • 1976
    Gilberto Silva, Brazilian footballer
  • 1979
    Aaron Ashmore, Canadian actor
  • 1982
    Li Yundi, Chinese classical pianist

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