October 7: Day of the Week
October 7, 2020 was the 281st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 85 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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)
- 1513Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
- 1542Explorer Cabrillo discovers Santa Catalina Island off the California coast.
- 1776Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.
- 1826The Granite Railway begins operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S.
- 1828The city of Patras, Greece, is liberated by the French expeditionary force in the Peloponnese under General Maison.
- 1879Germany and Austria-Hungary sign the “Twofold Covenant” and create the Dual Alliance.
- 1942World War II: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.
- 1960Nigeria joins the United Nations.
- 1982Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
- 1991Bombing of Banski dvori in Zagreb.
Who were born on October 7?
- 1897Elijah Muhammad, American Black Muslim leader (d. 1975)
- 1934Ulrike Meinhof, German journalist and political activist (d. 1976)
- 1943Joy Behar, American television personality
- 1957Michael W. Smith, American singer
- 1959Simon Cowell, English recording executive
- 1964Sam Brown, English singer-songwriter
- 1973Priest Holmes, American Football Running Back
- 1978Zaheer Khan, Indian cricketer
- 1980Edison Chen, Canadian actor
- 1982Robby Ginepri, American tennis player
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