Wednesday October 9, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

October 9: Day of the Week

October 9, 2024 is the 283rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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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.

October 9 Historical Event(s)

1771
The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland.
1845
The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church.
1861
American Civil War: Battle of Santa Rosa Island – Union troops repel a Confederate attempt to capture Fort Pickens.
1873
A meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.
1874
General Postal Union is created as a result of the Treaty of Berne.
1907
Las Cruces, New Mexico is incorporated.
1919
Black Sox scandal: The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series.
1950
Goyang Geumjeong Cave Massacre started.
1963
In northeast Italy, over 2,000 people are killed when a large landslide behind the Vajont Dam causes a giant wave of water to overtop it.
1966
Vietnam War: Dien Nien-Phuoc Binh massacre

Who were born on October 9?

1201
Robert de Sorbon, French theologian and founder of the Sorbonne (d. 1274)
1859
Alfred Dreyfus, French military officer (d. 1935)
1873
Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (d. 1944)
1922
Léon Dion, Quebec political scientist (d. 1997)
1941
Chucho Valdés, Cuban musician
1943
Mike Peters, American cartoonist
1957
Don Garber, American sports commissioner
1962
Ōnokuni Yasushi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 62nd Yokozuna
1966
David Cameron, British Prime Minister
1993
Scotty McCreery, American singer

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