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Friday October 18, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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.
  • 1016
    The Danes defeat the Saxons in the Battle of Ashingdon.
  • 1210
    Pope Innocent III excommunicates German leader Otto IV.
  • 1356
    Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroys the town of Basel, Switzerland.
  • 1748
    Signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ends the War of the Austrian Succession.
  • 1851
    Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London.
  • 1945
    The USSR’s nuclear program receives plans for the United States plutonium bomb from Klaus Fuchs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • 1954
    Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio.
  • 1991
    The Supreme Council of Azerbaijan adopts a declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 2011
    Gilad Shalit is released.

Who were born on October 18?

  • 1706
    Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (d. 1785)
  • 1897
    Isabel Briggs Myers, American psychological theorist (d. 1980)
  • 1902
    Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • 1931
    Ien Dales, Dutch politician and mayor (d. 1994)
  • 1947
    Paul Chuckle, British comedian
  • 1949
    Gary Richrath, American musician (REO Speedwagon)
  • 1950
    Om Puri, Indian actor
  • 1956
    Jim Talent, American politician
  • 1961
    Rick Moody, American author
  • 1969
    Volker Neumüller, German music talent manager

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