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Tuesday October 8, 2019

October 8: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 1200
    Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England.
  • 1480
    Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which results in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and the eventual disintegration of the Horde.
  • 1645
    Jeanne Mance opened the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, the first lay hospital in North America.
  • 1829
    Rail transport: Stephenson’s The Rocket wins The Rainhill Trials.
  • 1904
    Edmonton, Alberta was incorporated as a city.
  • 1918
    World War I: In the Argonne Forest in France, United States Corporal Alvin C. York kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132.
  • 1932
    The Indian Air Force is established.
  • 1939
    World War II: Germany annexes Western Poland.
  • 1978
    Australia’s Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.
  • 2001
    A twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118.

Who were born on October 8?

  • 1870
    Louis Vierne, French organist (d. 1937)
  • 1917
    Danny Murtaugh, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1930
    Tōru Takemitsu, Japanese composer (d. 1996)
  • 1948
    Claude Jade, French actress (d. 2006)
  • 1956
    Jeff Lahti, American baseball player
  • 1966
    Camille Coduri, British actress
  • 1966
    Felipe Camiroaga, Chilean television presenter
  • 1968
    Leeroy Thornhill, British musician (The Prodigy)
  • 1970
    Matt Damon, American actor
  • 1978
    Mick O'Driscoll, Irish rugby player

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