October 18: Day of the Week
October 18, 2019 is the 291st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 74 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1081The Normans defeat the Byzantine Empire in the Battle of Dyrrhachium.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: The Burning of Falmouth (now Portland, Maine) prompts the Continental Congress to establish the Continental Navy.
- 1779American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah is lifted.
- 1851Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London.
- 1898United States takes possession of Puerto Rico.
- 1929The 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.
- 1944Soviet Union begins liberation of Czechoslovakia.
- 1954Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio.
- 1968The U.S. Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a “black power” salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.
- 1991The Supreme Council of Azerbaijan adopts a declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
Who were born on October 18?
- 1741Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (d. 1803)
- 1914Raymond Lambert, Swiss mountaineer (d. 1997)
- 1919Anita O'Day, American singer (d. 2006)
- 1945Chris Shays, American politician
- 1947Paul Chuckle, British comedian
- 1948Ntozake Shange, American author
- 1950Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (d. 2006)
- 1958Kjell Samuelsson, Swedish ice hockey player
- 1959Kirby Chambliss, American aerobatic pilot
- 1970José Padilla, American convicted terrorist
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