October 9: Day of the Week
October 9, 2019 is the 282nd day of the year 2019 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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1804Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is founded.
- 1873A meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.
- 1911An accidental bomb explosion in Hankou, Wuhan, China leads to the ultimate fall of the Qing Empire
- 1934Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France.
- 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.
- 1966Vietnam War: Binh Tai massacre
- 1969In Chicago, the United States National Guard is called in for crowd control as demonstrations continue in connection with the trial of the “Chicago Eight” that began on September 24.
- 1970The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia.
- 1989An official news agency in the Soviet Union reports the landing of a UFO in Voronezh.
- 1995An Amtrak Sunset Limited train is derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona.
Who were born on October 9?
- 1890Aimee Semple McPherson, American evangelist (d. 1944)
- 1922Léon Dion, Quebec political scientist (d. 1997)
- 1931Homer Smith, American football coach (d. 2011)
- 1950Jody Williams, American teacher and aid worker, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
- 1953Tony Shalhoub, American actor
- 1969Christine Hough, Canadian figure skater
- 1970Savannah, American pornographic actress (d. 1994)
- 1976Nick Swardson, American actor
- 1979Brandon Routh, American actor
- 1982Shi Jun, Chinese footballer
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