Tuesday October 8, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

October 8: Day of the Week

October 8, 2024 is the 282nd day of the year 2024 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 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.

October 8 Historical Event(s)

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Roman Emperor Licinius is defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and loses his European territories.
1573
End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, the first Dutch victory in Eighty Years War.
1645
Jeanne Mance opened the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, the first lay hospital in North America.
1821
The government of general José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.
1912
First Balkan War begins: Montenegro declares war against Turkey.
1967
Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
1968
Vietnam War: Operation Sealords – United States and South Vietnamese forces launch a new operation in the Mekong Delta.
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.
1978
Australia’s Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.
1990
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: In Jerusalem, Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock mosque on the Temple Mount.

Who were born on October 8?

1789
John Ruggles, American politician (d. 1874)
1913
Robert Gilruth, American aviation and space pioneer (d. 2000)
1935
Albert Roux, French chef
1943
R. L. Stine, American author
1944
Dale Dye, American actor and marine
1948
Claude Jade, French actress (d. 2006)
1951
Jack O'Connell, American politician
1964
CeCe Winans, American singer
1980
Mike Mizanin, American wrestler
1981
Kalil Wilson, American vocalist

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