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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1571The Battle of Lepanto is fought, and the Holy League (Spain and Italy) destroys the Turkish fleet.
- 1828The city of Patras, Greece, is liberated by the French expeditionary force in the Peloponnese under General Maison.
- 1862Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) opens as the first hospital in the Canadian province of British Columbia
- 1916Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.
- 1960Nigeria joins the United Nations.
- 1963John F. Kennedy signs the ratification of the Partial Test Ban Treaty.
- 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.
- 1991Bombing of Banski dvori in Zagreb.
- 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.
Who were born on October 7?
- 1898Joe Giard, American baseball player (d. 1956)
- 1914Alfred Drake, American actor (d. 1992)
- 1935Thomas Keneally, Australian author
- 1939Bill Snyder, American football coach
- 1955Ralph Johnson, American computer scientist
- 1961Tony Sparano, American football coach
- 1973Priest Holmes, American Football Running Back
- 1976Gilberto Silva, Brazilian footballer
- 1978Alesha Dixon, British pop singer (Mis-Teeq)
- 1980Edison Chen, Canadian actor
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