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Monday October 9, 2023

October 9: Day of the Week

October 9, 2023 is the 282nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

October 2023

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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)

  • 1558
    Mérida is founded in Venezuela.
  • 1635
    Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land.
  • 1701
    The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.
  • 1907
    Las Cruces, New Mexico is incorporated.
  • 1950
    Goyang Geumjeong Cave Massacre started.
  • 1962
    Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.
  • 1995
    An Amtrak Sunset Limited train is derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona.
  • 2001
    Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.
  • 2009
    First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA’s Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.

Who were born on October 9?

  • 1852
    Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
  • 1871
    Georges Gauthier, French-Canadian Catholic bishop (d. 1940)
  • 1906
    Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician (d. 2001)
  • 1918
    Lila Kedrova, Russian actress (d. 2000)
  • 1923
    Donald Sinden, English actor
  • 1934
    Abdullah Ibrahim, South African pianist and composer
  • 1937
    Brian Blessed, English actor
  • 1960
    Kenny Garrett, American jazz saxophonist
  • 1992
    Tyler James Williams, American actor
  • 1993
    Sarah Lahbati, Filipina television actress

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