Wednesday October 16, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

October 16: Day of the Week

October 16, 2024 is the 290th day of the year 2024 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.

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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.

October 16 Historical Event(s)

1869
Girton College, Cambridge is founded, becoming England’s first residential college for women.
1906
The Captain of Köpenick fools the city hall of Köpenick and several soldiers by impersonating a Prussian officer.
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.
1949
Nikolaos Zachariadis, leader of the Communist Party of Greece, announces a “temporary cease-fire”, effectively ending the Greek Civil War.
1949
The diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and the German Democratic Republic are established.
1962
Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States, and Cuba and the USSR, begins.
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.
1996
Eighty-four people are killed and more than 180 injured as 47,000 football fans attempt to squeeze into the 36,000-seat Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.
2002
Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, is officially inaugurated.

Who were born on October 16?

1758
Noah Webster, American lexicographer (d. 1843)
1888
Paul Popenoe, American activist (d. 1979)
1890
Paul Strand, American photographer (d. 1975)
1903
Cecile de Brunhoff, French storyteller (d. 2003)
1947
Bob Weir, American musician (Grateful Dead)
1952
Boogie Mosson, American musician (P Funk)
1958
Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Greek singer
1962
Nico Lazaridis, German footballer
1965
Steve Lamacq, British journalist and disc jockey
1969
Roy Hargrove, American jazz trumpeter

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