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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 1841Queen’s University is founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
- 1859John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
- 1934Chinese 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.
- 1939World War II: First attack on British territory by the German Luftwaffe.
- 1940Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto is established.
- 1951The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
- 1964The People’s Republic of China detonates its first nuclear weapon.
- 1975The Australian Coalition opposition parties using their senate majority, vote to defer the decision to grant supply of funds for the Whitlam Government’s annual budget, sparking the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis.
- 1978Wanda Rutkiewicz is the first Pole and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Who were born on October 16?
- 1535Niwa Nagahide, Japanese warlord (d. 1585)
- 1795William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (d. 1876)
- 1804Benjamin Russell, American artist (d. 1885)
- 1815Francis Lubbock, American politician (d. 1905)
- 1840Kuroda Kiyotaka, Japanese politician (d. 1900)
- 1923Linda Darnell, American film actress (d. 1965)
- 1939Joe Dolan, Irish singer (d. 2007)
- 1972Darius Kasparaitis, Russian ice hockey player
- 1972Kordell Stewart, American football player
- 1980Sue Bird, American basketball player
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