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Friday October 9, 2020

October 9: Day of the Week

October 9, 2020 was the 283rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 83 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1264
    The Kingdom of Castile conquers the city of Jerez that was under Muslim occupation since 711.
  • 1514
    Marriage of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor.
  • 1604
    Supernova 1604, the most recent supernova to be observed in the Milky Way.
  • 1635
    Founder 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.
  • 1701
    The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
  • 1831
    Capo d'Istria, the first head of state of independent Greece is assassinated.
  • 1911
    An accidental bomb explosion in Hankou, Wuhan, China leads to the ultimate fall of the Qing Empire
  • 1942
    Statute of Westminster 1931 formalises Australian autonomy.
  • 1983
    Rangoon bombing: attempted assassination of South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan during an official visit to Rangoon, Burma. Chun survives but the blast kills 17 of his entourage, including four cabinet ministers, and injures 17 others. Four Burmese officials also die in the blast.
  • 2001
    Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.

Who were born on October 9?

  • 1328
    King Peter I of Cyprus (d. 1369)
  • 1886
    Rube Marquard, American baseball player (d. 1980)
  • 1928
    Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer
  • 1938
    Heinz Fischer, Austrian politician
  • 1940
    Gordon Humphrey, American politician
  • 1940
    John Lennon, British musician and songwriter (The Beatles) (d. 1980)
  • 1954
    John O'Hurley, American actor and game show host
  • 1960
    Kenny Garrett, American jazz saxophonist
  • 1972
    Sarah Vandenbergh, Australian actor
  • 1981
    Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor

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