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Friday October 9, 2020

October 9: Day of the Week

October 9, 2020 is the 283rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

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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 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 1740
    Dutch colonists and various slave groups begin massacring ethnic Chinese in Batavia, eventually killing 10,000 and leading to a two-year-long war throughout Java.
  • 1806
    Prussia declares war on France.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.
  • 1824
    Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Battle of Santa Rosa Island – Union troops repel a Confederate attempt to capture Fort Pickens.
  • 1888
    The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public.
  • 1940
    World War II: Battle of Britain – During a night-time air raid by the German Luftwaffe, St. Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London, England is hit by a bomb.
  • 1962
    Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.
  • 1983
    Rangoon bombing: attempted assassination of South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan during an official visit to Rangoon, Burma. Chun survives but the blast kills 17 of his entourage, including four cabinet ministers, and injures 17 others. Four Burmese officials also die in the blast.
  • 1991
    Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

Who were born on October 9?

  • 1328
    King Peter I of Cyprus (d. 1369)
  • 1757
    King Charles X of France (d. 1836)
  • 1906
    Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician (d. 2001)
  • 1908
    Werner von Haeften, German officer and Hitler assassination conspirator (d. 1944)
  • 1920
    Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976)
  • 1922
    Fyvush Finkel, American actor
  • 1940
    Joe Pepitone, American baseball player
  • 1944
    John Entwistle, British musician (The Who) (d. 2002)
  • 1957
    Don Garber, American sports commissioner
  • 1962
    Jorge Burruchaga, Argentinian footballer

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