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Friday October 16, 2020

October 16: Day of the Week

October 16, 2020 was the 290th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 76 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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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)

  • 1384
    Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although she is a woman.
  • 1781
    George Washington captures Yorktown, Virginia after the Siege of Yorktown.
  • 1869
    Girton College, Cambridge is founded, becoming England’s first residential college for women.
  • 1939
    World War II: First attack on British territory by the German Luftwaffe.
  • 1940
    Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto is established.
  • 1946
    Nuremberg Trials: Execution of the convicted Nazi leaders of the Main Trial.
  • 1949
    Nikolaos Zachariadis, leader of the Communist Party of Greece, announces a “temporary cease-fire”, effectively ending the Greek Civil War.
  • 1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States, and Cuba and the USSR, begins.
  • 1968
    United States athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos are kicked off the US team for participating in the 1968 Olympics Black Power salute.
  • 1978
    Pope John Paul II is elected after the October 1978 Papal conclave.

Who were born on October 16?

  • 1754
    Morgan Lewis, Governor of New York (1804–07) (d. 1844)
  • 1804
    Benjamin Russell, American artist (d. 1885)
  • 1888
    Paul Popenoe, American activist (d. 1979)
  • 1900
    Goose Goslin, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1934
    Peter Ashdown, British racing driver
  • 1962
    Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian baritone
  • 1972
    Kordell Stewart, American football player
  • 1982
    Frédéric Michalak, French rugby player
  • 1982
    Pippa Black, Australian actress
  • 1982
    Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indian Film Actor

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