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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1841
    Queen’s University is founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    World War II: First attack on British territory by the German Luftwaffe.
  • 1940
    Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto is established.
  • 1945
    The Food and Agriculture Organization is founded in Quebec City, Canada.
  • 1951
    The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
  • 1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States, and Cuba and the USSR, begins.
  • 1973
    Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 1975
    Rahima Banu, a two-year old girl from the village of Kuralia in Bangladesh, is the last known person to be infected with naturally occurring smallpox.
  • 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?

  • 1396
    William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English soldier (d. 1450)
  • 1483
    Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (d. 1542)
  • 1841
    Hirobumi Ito, Japanese politician (d. 1909)
  • 1883
    Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (d. 1973)
  • 1953
    Al Sobotka, American sports facility operations manager
  • 1959
    Gary Kemp, British musician and actor
  • 1962
    Ken Chinn, American musician (SNFU)
  • 1975
    Jacques Kallis, South African cricketer
  • 1981
    Gregory Sedoc, Dutch athlete
  • 1984
    Melissa Lauren, French pornographic actress

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