October 9: Day of the Week
October 9, 2020 is the 283rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1238James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia.
- 1514Marriage of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor.
- 1708Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya.
- 1804Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is founded.
- 1936Generators at Boulder Dam (later renamed to Hoover Dam) begin to generate electricity from the Colorado River and transmit it 266 miles to Los Angeles, California.
- 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.
- 1941A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.
- 1966Vietnam War: Dien Nien-Phuoc Binh massacre
- 1967A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.
- 2001Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.
Who were born on October 9?
- 1907Quintin Hogg, British politician (d. 2001)
- 1915Clifford M. Hardin, 17th United States Secretary of Agriculture (d. 2010)
- 1920Yusef Lateef, American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator
- 1941Karam ud Din, Pakistani Navy officer (d. 2008)
- 1941Trent Lott, American politician
- 1943Jimmy Montgomery, English footballer
- 1953Tony Shalhoub, American actor
- 1955Linwood Boomer, Canadian writer
- 1970Jason Butler Harner, American actor
- 1978Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife)
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