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.
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)
- 1740Dutch 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.
- 1806Prussia declares war on France.
- 1812War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.
- 1824Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.
- 1861American Civil War: Battle of Santa Rosa Island – Union troops repel a Confederate attempt to capture Fort Pickens.
- 1888The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public.
- 1940World 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.
- 1962Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.
- 1983Rangoon 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.
- 1991Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
Who were born on October 9?
- 1328King Peter I of Cyprus (d. 1369)
- 1757King Charles X of France (d. 1836)
- 1906Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician (d. 2001)
- 1908Werner von Haeften, German officer and Hitler assassination conspirator (d. 1944)
- 1920Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976)
- 1922Fyvush Finkel, American actor
- 1940Joe Pepitone, American baseball player
- 1944John Entwistle, British musician (The Who) (d. 2002)
- 1957Don Garber, American sports commissioner
- 1962Jorge Burruchaga, Argentinian footballer
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