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.
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.
- 1635Founder 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.
- 1701The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
- 1812War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.
- 1907Las Cruces, New Mexico is incorporated.
- 1950Goyang Geumjeong Cave Massacre started.
- 1962Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.
- 1995An Amtrak Sunset Limited train is derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona.
- 2001Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.
- 2009First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA’s Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.
Who were born on October 9?
- 1852Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
- 1871Georges Gauthier, French-Canadian Catholic bishop (d. 1940)
- 1906Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician (d. 2001)
- 1918Lila Kedrova, Russian actress (d. 2000)
- 1923Donald Sinden, English actor
- 1934Abdullah Ibrahim, South African pianist and composer
- 1937Brian Blessed, English actor
- 1960Kenny Garrett, American jazz saxophonist
- 1992Tyler James Williams, American actor
- 1993Sarah Lahbati, Filipina television actress
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