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.

October 2024

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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)

Girton College, Cambridge is founded, becoming England’s first residential college for women.
The Captain of Köpenick fools the city hall of Köpenick and several soldiers by impersonating a Prussian officer.
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.
Nikolaos Zachariadis, leader of the Communist Party of Greece, announces a “temporary cease-fire”, effectively ending the Greek Civil War.
The diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and the German Democratic Republic are established.
Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States, and Cuba and the USSR, begins.
Reinhold Messner becomes the first person to summit all 14 Eight-thousanders.
Anti-Nazi riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after police stop protesters approaching the British National Party headquarters.
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.
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?

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

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