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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: The Americans defeat the British in the Second Battle of Saratoga, also known as the Battle of Bemis Heights.
  • 1828
    The city of Patras, Greece, is liberated by the French expeditionary force in the Peloponnese under General Maison.
  • 1868
    Cornell University holds opening day ceremonies; initial student enrollment is 412, the highest at any American university to that date.
  • 1944
    World War II: Uprising at Birkenau concentration camp, Jewish prisoners burn down the crematoria.
  • 1959
    U.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 transmits the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon.
  • 1960
    Nigeria joins the United Nations.
  • 1976
    Hua Guofeng becomes Mao Zedong’s successor as chairman of Communist Party of China.
  • 1985
    The Mameyes landslide kills close to 300 in the worst landslide in North American history.
  • 2004
    King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates, replaced by his son Norodom Sihamoni a week later.

Who were born on October 7?

  • 1748
    King Charles XIII of Sweden (d. 1818)
  • 1895
    Maurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (d. 1980)
  • 1909
    Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1917
    June Allyson, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1920
    Jack Rowley, English footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1922
    Grady Hatton, American baseball player
  • 1929
    Graeme Ferguson, Canadian filmmaker and executive
  • 1939
    Clive James, Australian television presenter and writer
  • 1968
    Thom Yorke, English singer (Radiohead)
  • 1974
    Alexander Polinsky, American actor

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