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Monday October 8, 2018

October 8: Day of the Week

October 8, 2018 was the 281st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 84 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

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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)

  • 1075
    Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned King of Croatia.
  • 1573
    End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, the first Dutch victory in Eighty Years War.
  • 1821
    The government of general José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.
  • 1860
    Telegraph line between Los Angeles and San Francisco opens.
  • 1932
    The Indian Air Force is established.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: In Paris, a Communist delegation rejects US President Richard Nixon’s October 7 peace proposal as “a maneuver to deceive world opinion”.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Croatia votes to sever constitutional relations with Yugoslavia, making the country fully independent
  • 2005
    2005 Kashmir earthquake: Thousands of people are killed by a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in parts of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.

Who were born on October 8?

  • 1834
    Walter Kittredge, American musician (d. 1905)
  • 1890
    Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)
  • 1910
    Kirk Alyn, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1948
    Claude Jade, French actress (d. 2006)
  • 1954
    Huub Rothengatter, Dutch racing driver
  • 1960
    Ralf Minge, German footballer
  • 1969
    Jeremy Davies, American actor
  • 1981
    Ruby, Egyptian singer
  • 1984
    Domenik Hixon, American Football player
  • 1985
    Bruno Mars, American singer-songwriter

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