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Wednesday October 16, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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.
  • 1841
    Queen’s University is founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1859
    John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
  • 1934
    Chinese Communists begin the Long March; it ended a year and four days later, by which time Mao Zedong had regained his title as party chairman.
  • 1939
    World War II: First attack on British territory by the German Luftwaffe.
  • 1940
    Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto is established.
  • 1951
    The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
  • 1964
    The People’s Republic of China detonates its first nuclear weapon.
  • 1975
    The Australian Coalition opposition parties using their senate majority, vote to defer the decision to grant supply of funds for the Whitlam Government’s annual budget, sparking the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis.
  • 1978
    Wanda Rutkiewicz is the first Pole and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Who were born on October 16?

  • 1535
    Niwa Nagahide, Japanese warlord (d. 1585)
  • 1795
    William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (d. 1876)
  • 1804
    Benjamin Russell, American artist (d. 1885)
  • 1815
    Francis Lubbock, American politician (d. 1905)
  • 1840
    Kuroda Kiyotaka, Japanese politician (d. 1900)
  • 1923
    Linda Darnell, American film actress (d. 1965)
  • 1939
    Joe Dolan, Irish singer (d. 2007)
  • 1972
    Darius Kasparaitis, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1972
    Kordell Stewart, American football player
  • 1980
    Sue Bird, American basketball player

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