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Tuesday October 9, 2018

October 9: Day of the Week

October 9, 2018 was the 282nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 83 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    The last day of the October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces withdraw back across the Matanikau River after destroying most of the Imperial Japanese Army’s 4th Infantry Regiment.
  • 1970
    The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia.
  • 1981
    Abolition of capital punishment in France.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    The last flight of the SR-71.
  • 2006
    North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.

Who were born on October 9?

  • 1922
    Léon Dion, Quebec political scientist (d. 1997)
  • 1944
    Nona Hendryx, American singer (Labelle)
  • 1952
    Sharon Osbourne, English music manager and wife of Ozzy Osbourne
  • 1955
    Linwood Boomer, Canadian writer
  • 1958
    Al Jourgensen, American musician (Ministry)
  • 1959
    Michael Cobley, English-born Scottish writer
  • 1970
    Steve Jablonsky, American music composer
  • 1971
    Simon Atlee, British photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1972
    Sarah Vandenbergh, Australian actor
  • 1982
    António Mendonça, Angolan footballer

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