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.
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)
- 456Magister militum Ricimer defeats Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the Western Roman Empire.
- 1590Carlo 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.
- 1780Royalton, Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont are the last major raids of the American Revolutionary War.
- 1793The Battle of Wattignies ends in a French victory.
- 1841Queen’s University is founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
- 1846William TG Morton first demonstrated ether anesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Ether Dome.
- 1859John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
- 1945The Food and Agriculture Organization is founded in Quebec City, Canada.
- 1975Rahima 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.
- 1993Anti-Nazi riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after police stop protesters approaching the British National Party headquarters.
Who were born on October 16?
- 1795William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (d. 1876)
- 1841Hirobumi Ito, Japanese politician (d. 1909)
- 1923Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter (d. 1980)
- 1936Akira Machida, Japanese judge
- 1943Fred Turner, Canadian bass player (Bachman–Turner Overdrive)
- 1962Flea, Australian-born American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
- 1970Mehmet Scholl, German footballer
- 1971Chad Gray, American singer
- 1975Ernesto Noel Aquino, Honduran footballer
- 1980Jeremy Jackson, American actor
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