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Sunday October 18, 2020

October 18: Day of the Week

October 18, 2020 was the 292nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 74 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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 18 Historical Event(s)

  • 1009
    The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacks the Church’s foundations down to bedrock.
  • 1356
    Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroys the town of Basel, Switzerland.
  • 1386
    Opening of the University of Heidelberg.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: The Burning of Falmouth (now Portland, Maine) prompts the Continental Congress to establish the Continental Navy.
  • 1797
    Treaty of Campo Formio is signed between France and Austria
  • 1851
    Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London.
  • 1921
    The Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic is formed as part of the RSFSR.
  • 1929
    The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council overrules the Supreme Court of Canada in Edwards v. Canada when it declares that women are considered “Persons” under Canadian law.
  • 1945
    The USSR’s nuclear program receives plans for the United States plutonium bomb from Klaus Fuchs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • 1991
    The Supreme Council of Azerbaijan adopts a declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.

Who were born on October 18?

  • 1595
    Edward Winslow, Plymouth Colony founder (d. 1655)
  • 1902
    Miriam Hopkins, American actress (d. 1972)
  • 1925
    Ramiz Alia, Albanian politician {d. 2011}
  • 1932
    Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuanian politician
  • 1947
    Laura Nyro, American singer and songwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1959
    Kirby Chambliss, American aerobatic pilot
  • 1962
    Vincent Spano, American actor
  • 1966
    Slavi Trifonov, Bulgarian showman
  • 1970
    José Padilla, American convicted terrorist
  • 1977
    Ryan Nelsen, New Zealand footballer

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