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Tuesday October 8, 2019

October 8: Day of the Week

October 8, 2019 was the 281st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 84 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 314
    Roman Emperor Licinius is defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and loses his European territories.
  • 1075
    Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned King of Croatia.
  • 1573
    End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, the first Dutch victory in Eighty Years War.
  • 1600
    San Marino adopts its written constitution.
  • 1860
    Telegraph line between Los Angeles and San Francisco opens.
  • 1871
    Four major fires break out on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Peshtigo, Wisconsin, Holland, Michigan, and Manistee, Michigan including the Great Chicago Fire, and the much deadlier Peshtigo Fire.
  • 1895
    Eulmi incident- Queen Min of Joseon, the last empress of Korea, is assassinated and her corpse burnt by the Japanese in Gyeongbok Palace.
  • 1928
    Joseph Szigeti gives the first performance of Alfredo Casella’s Violin Concerto.
  • 1974
    Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it is the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.
  • 1982
    Poland bans Solidarity and all trade unions.

Who were born on October 8?

  • 1713
    Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi and Talmudist (d. 1793)
  • 1847
    Rose Scott, Australian social reformer (d. 1925)
  • 1888
    Ernst Kretschmer, German psychiatrist (d. 1964)
  • 1890
    Edward Rickenbacker, American fighter pilot and airline executive (d. 1973)
  • 1928
    Neil Harvey, Australian cricketer
  • 1948
    Claude Jade, French actress (d. 2006)
  • 1948
    Pedro López, Colombian serial killer
  • 1948
    Sarah Purcell, American television host
  • 1970
    Anne-Marie Duff, English actress
  • 1986
    Michele Sepe, Italian rugby player

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