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Monday October 18, 2021

October 18: Day of the Week

October 18, 2021 is the 291st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 74 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1016
    The Danes defeat the Saxons in the Battle of Ashingdon.
  • 1648
    Boston Shoemakers form first U.S. labor organization.
  • 1775
    African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.
  • 1867
    United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day.
  • 1898
    United States takes possession of Puerto Rico.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: Peter I of Serbia issues a declaration “To the Serbian People”, as Serbia joins the war.
  • 1922
    The British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation) is founded by a consortium, to establish a nationwide network of radio transmitters to provide a national broadcasting service.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    The 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.
  • 1991
    The Supreme Council of Azerbaijan adopts a declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.

Who were born on October 18?

  • 1785
    Thomas Love Peacock, English satirist (d. 1866)
  • 1909
    Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher and legal theorist (d. 2004)
  • 1919
    Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canadian politician (d. 2000)
  • 1938
    Dawn Wells, American actress
  • 1954
    Liz Burch, Australian actress
  • 1958
    Corinne Bohrer, American actress
  • 1960
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian actor
  • 1974
    Candy Lo, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1982
    Michael Dingsdag, Dutch footballer
  • 1989
    Joy Lauren, American actress

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