October 18: Day of the Week
October 18, 2020 is the 292nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 74 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1599Michael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia, defeats the Army of Andrew Bathory in the Battle of Şelimbăr, leading to the first recorded unification of the Romanian people.
- 1775African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: The Burning of Falmouth (now Portland, Maine) prompts the Continental Congress to establish the Continental Navy.
- 1797Treaty of Campo Formio is signed between France and Austria
- 1851Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London.
- 1914The Schoenstatt Movement is founded in Germany.
- 1964The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair closes for its first season after a six-month run.
- 2003Bolivian Gas War: President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, is forced to resign and leave Bolivia.
- 2007Karachi bombings: A suicide attack on a motorcade carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto kills 139 and wounds 450 more. Bhutto herself is not injured.
- 2011Gilad Shalit is released.
Who were born on October 18?
- 1854Billy Murdoch, Australian cricketer (d. 1911)
- 1868Ernst Didring, Swedish author (d. 1931)
- 1894H. L. Davis, American author (d. 1960)
- 1932Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuanian politician
- 1933Forrest Gregg, American football player
- 1934Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (d. 2007)
- 1945Yıldo, Turkish footballer
- 1949Joe Egan, British musician (Stealers Wheel)
- 1951Mike Antonovich, American ice hockey player and executive
- 1964Charles Stross, British author
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