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Friday October 16, 2020

October 16: Day of the Week

October 16, 2020 is the 290th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 76 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 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 456
    Magister militum Ricimer defeats Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 1590
    Carlo Gesualdo, composer, Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza, murders his wife, Donna Maria d'Avalos, and her lover Fabrizio Carafa, the Duke of Andria at the Palazzo San Severo in Naples.
  • 1780
    Royalton, Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont are the last major raids of the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1793
    The Battle of Wattignies ends in a French victory.
  • 1841
    Queen’s University is founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1846
    William TG Morton first demonstrated ether anesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Ether Dome.
  • 1859
    John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
  • 1945
    The Food and Agriculture Organization is founded in Quebec City, Canada.
  • 1975
    Rahima Banu, a two-year old girl from the village of Kuralia in Bangladesh, is the last known person to be infected with naturally occurring smallpox.
  • 1993
    Anti-Nazi riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after police stop protesters approaching the British National Party headquarters.

Who were born on October 16?

  • 1795
    William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (d. 1876)
  • 1841
    Hirobumi Ito, Japanese politician (d. 1909)
  • 1923
    Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter (d. 1980)
  • 1936
    Akira Machida, Japanese judge
  • 1943
    Fred Turner, Canadian bass player (Bachman–Turner Overdrive)
  • 1962
    Flea, Australian-born American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • 1970
    Mehmet Scholl, German footballer
  • 1971
    Chad Gray, American singer
  • 1975
    Ernesto Noel Aquino, Honduran footballer
  • 1980
    Jeremy Jackson, American actor

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