October 9: Day of the Week
October 9, 2021 is the 282nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1558Mérida is founded in Venezuela.
- 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.
- 1861American Civil War: Battle of Santa Rosa Island – Union troops repel a Confederate attempt to capture Fort Pickens.
- 1874General Postal Union is created as a result of the Treaty of Berne.
- 1934Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France.
- 1963In 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.
- 1981Abolition of capital punishment in France.
- 1989An official news agency in the Soviet Union reports the landing of a UFO in Voronezh.
- 2001Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.
- 2006North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.
Who were born on October 9?
- 1757King Charles X of France (d. 1836)
- 1902Freddie Young, British cinematographer (d. 1998)
- 1967Eddie Guerrero, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
- 1969Christine Hough, Canadian figure skater
- 1970Jason Butler Harner, American actor
- 1970Park Sang-min, South Korean actor
- 1971Jason Jones, American filmmaker
- 1973Fabio Lione, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
- 1973Steven Burns, American actor and musician
- 1983Jang Mi-Ran, South Korean weightlifter
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