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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1904
    Prince Albert, Saskatchewan was incorporated as a city.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War begins: Montenegro declares war against Turkey.
  • 1952
    The Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.
  • 1967
    Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
  • 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
    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?

  • 1884
    Walther von Reichenau, German military officer (d. 1942)
  • 1921
    Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino Supreme Court jurist (d. 2010)
  • 1928
    Bill Maynard, British actor
  • 1928
    Neil Harvey, Australian cricketer
  • 1932
    Ray Reardon, Welsh snooker player
  • 1938
    Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne Gretzky
  • 1960
    Reed Hastings, American businessman and entrepreneur
  • 1966
    Karyn Parsons, American actress
  • 1970
    Soon-Yi Previn, Korean American actress
  • 1987
    Taylor Price, American football player

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