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Thursday October 8, 2020

October 8: Day of the Week

October 8, 2020 is the 282nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 84 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1573
    End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, the first Dutch victory in Eighty Years War.
  • 1813
    The Treaty of Ried is signed between Bayern and Austria.
  • 1856
    The Second Opium War between several western powers and China begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River.
  • 1860
    Telegraph line between Los Angeles and San Francisco opens.
  • 1941
    World War II: In their invasion of the Soviet Union, Germany reaches the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.
  • 1952
    The Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.
  • 1956
    New York Yankees’s Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series; one of only 20 perfect games in MLB history.
  • 1962
    Algeria joins the United Nations.
  • 1973
    Greek military junta of 1967–1974: Junta strongman George Papadopoulos appoints Spyros Markezinis as Prime Minister of Greece with the task to lead Greece to parliamentary rule.
  • 2001
    U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.

Who were born on October 8?

  • 1883
    Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1970)
  • 1890
    Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)
  • 1910
    Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party (d. 2000)
  • 1910
    Paulette Dubost, French actress (d. 2011)
  • 1910
    Ray Lewis, Canadian runner (d. 2003)
  • 1913
    Robert Gilruth, American aviation and space pioneer (d. 2000)
  • 1917
    Billy Conn, American boxer (d. 1993)
  • 1943
    Chevy Chase, American comedian and actor
  • 1955
    Bill Elliott, American racing driver
  • 1979
    Gregori Chad Petree, American musician (Shiny Toy Guns)

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