October 16: Day of the Week
October 16, 2019 is the 289th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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 16 Historical Event(s)
- 1813The Sixth Coalition attacks Napoleon Bonaparte in the Battle of Leipzig.
- 1834Much of the ancient structure of the Palace of Westminster in London burns to the ground.
- 1843Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers.
- 1869The Cardiff Giant, one of the most famous American hoaxes, is “discovered”.
- 1923The Walt Disney Company is founded by Walt Disney and his brother, Roy Disney.
- 1949The diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and the German Democratic Republic are established.
- 1970In response to the October Crisis terrorist kidnapping, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada invokes the War Measures Act.
- 1978Wanda Rutkiewicz is the first Pole and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
- 1986Reinhold Messner becomes the first person to summit all 14 Eight-thousanders.
- 1998Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.
Who were born on October 16?
- 1751Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Queen of Prussia (d. 1805)
- 1905Ernst Kuzorra, German footballer (d. 1990)
- 1928Mary Daly, American feminist philosopher and theologian (d. 2010)
- 1947David Zucker, American film director
- 1956John Chavis, American football coach
- 1959Marc Collins-Rector, American businessman and sex offender
- 1971Chad Gray, American singer
- 1977John Mayer, American musician
- 1978Ethan Luck, American musician (The O.C. Supertones, Demon Hunter, Relient K)
- 1984Melissa Lauren, French pornographic actress
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