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Friday October 9, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1238
    James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia.
  • 1514
    Marriage of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor.
  • 1708
    Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya.
  • 1804
    Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is founded.
  • 1936
    Generators 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.
  • 1940
    World 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.
  • 1941
    A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.
  • 1966
    Vietnam War: Dien Nien-Phuoc Binh massacre
  • 1967
    A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.
  • 2001
    Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.

Who were born on October 9?

  • 1907
    Quintin Hogg, British politician (d. 2001)
  • 1915
    Clifford M. Hardin, 17th United States Secretary of Agriculture (d. 2010)
  • 1920
    Yusef Lateef, American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator
  • 1941
    Karam ud Din, Pakistani Navy officer (d. 2008)
  • 1941
    Trent Lott, American politician
  • 1943
    Jimmy Montgomery, English footballer
  • 1953
    Tony Shalhoub, American actor
  • 1955
    Linwood Boomer, Canadian writer
  • 1970
    Jason Butler Harner, American actor
  • 1978
    Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife)

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