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Tuesday October 16, 2018

October 16: Day of the Week

October 16, 2018 was the 289th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 76 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

October 2018

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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)

  • 1793
    The Battle of Wattignies ends in a French victory.
  • 1813
    The Sixth Coalition attacks Napoleon Bonaparte in the Battle of Leipzig.
  • 1906
    The Captain of Köpenick fools the city hall of Köpenick and several soldiers by impersonating a Prussian officer.
  • 1916
    In Brooklyn, New York, Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in the United States.
  • 1940
    Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto is established.
  • 1970
    In response to the October Crisis terrorist kidnapping, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada invokes the War Measures Act.
  • 1978
    Pope John Paul II is elected after the October 1978 Papal conclave.
  • 1986
    Reinhold Messner becomes the first person to summit all 14 Eight-thousanders.
  • 1993
    Anti-Nazi riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after police stop protesters approaching the British National Party headquarters.
  • 1998
    Former 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?

  • 1806
    William Pitt Fessenden, 26th United States Secretary of the Treasury (1864–65) (d. 1869)
  • 1861
    J. B. Bury, Irish historian (d. 1927)
  • 1876
    Jimmy Sinclair, South African cricketer, rugby union and soccer player (d. 1913)
  • 1953
    Paulo Roberto Falcão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1958
    Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Greek singer
  • 1968
    Randall Batinkoff, American actor
  • 1972
    Tomas Lindberg, Swedish musician (At the Gates)
  • 1980
    Timana Tahu, Australian Rugby League player
  • 1982
    Vincy Chan, Hong Kong singer
  • 1986
    Craig Pickering, British sprinter

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