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Wednesday October 9, 2019

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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.
  • 1264
    The Kingdom of Castile conquers the city of Jerez that was under Muslim occupation since 711.
  • 1740
    Dutch 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.
  • 1845
    The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1911
    An accidental bomb explosion in Hankou, Wuhan, China leads to the ultimate fall of the Qing Empire
  • 1913
    Steamship SS Volturno catches fire in the mid-Atlantic.
  • 1941
    A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.
  • 1942
    Statute of Westminster 1931 formalises Australian autonomy.
  • 1966
    Vietnam War: Dien Nien-Phuoc Binh massacre
  • 1970
    The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia.

Who were born on October 9?

  • 1581
    Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, French mathematician (d. 1638)
  • 1879
    Max von Laue, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)
  • 1892
    Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (d. 1941)
  • 1909
    Donald Coggan, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 2000)
  • 1920
    Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976)
  • 1943
    Mike Peters, American cartoonist
  • 1945
    Taiguara, Brazilian musician (d. 1996)
  • 1971
    Michael Manna, American professional wrestler
  • 1973
    Fabio Lione, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
  • 1973
    Terry Balsamo, American guitarist (Evanescence)

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