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)
- 1009The 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.
- 1775African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.
- 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.
- 1914The Schoenstatt Movement is founded in Germany.
- 1921The Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic is formed as part of the RSFSR.
- 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.
- 1945Argentine military officer and politician Juan Perón marries actress Eva Perón.
- 1967The Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet.
- 2003Bolivian Gas War: President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, is forced to resign and leave Bolivia.
Who were born on October 18?
- 1668John George IV, Elector of Saxony (d. 1694)
- 1865Arie de Jong, Dutch linguist (d. 1957)
- 1898Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer and actress (d. 1981)
- 1934Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (d. 2007)
- 1938Dawn Wells, American actress
- 1947Job Cohen, Dutch politician
- 1968Michael Stich, German tennis player
- 1972Alex Tagliani, Quebec racing driver
- 1982Thierry Amiel, French singer
- 1986Wilma Elles, German actress
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