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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 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.

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October 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 1813
    The Sixth Coalition attacks Napoleon Bonaparte in the Battle of Leipzig.
  • 1834
    Much of the ancient structure of the Palace of Westminster in London burns to the ground.
  • 1843
    Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers.
  • 1869
    The Cardiff Giant, one of the most famous American hoaxes, is “discovered”.
  • 1923
    The Walt Disney Company is founded by Walt Disney and his brother, Roy Disney.
  • 1949
    The diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and the German Democratic Republic are established.
  • 1970
    In response to the October Crisis terrorist kidnapping, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada invokes the War Measures Act.
  • 1978
    Wanda Rutkiewicz is the first Pole and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
  • 1986
    Reinhold Messner becomes the first person to summit all 14 Eight-thousanders.
  • 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?

  • 1751
    Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Queen of Prussia (d. 1805)
  • 1905
    Ernst Kuzorra, German footballer (d. 1990)
  • 1928
    Mary Daly, American feminist philosopher and theologian (d. 2010)
  • 1947
    David Zucker, American film director
  • 1956
    John Chavis, American football coach
  • 1959
    Marc Collins-Rector, American businessman and sex offender
  • 1971
    Chad Gray, American singer
  • 1977
    John Mayer, American musician
  • 1978
    Ethan Luck, American musician (The O.C. Supertones, Demon Hunter, Relient K)
  • 1984
    Melissa Lauren, French pornographic actress

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