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.
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.
- 1356Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroys the town of Basel, Switzerland.
- 1748Signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ends the War of the Austrian Succession.
- 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.
- 1921The Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic is formed as part of the RSFSR.
- 1922The British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation) is founded by a consortium, to establish a nationwide network of radio transmitters to provide a national broadcasting service.
- 1945A group of the Venezuelan Armed Forces, led by Mario Vargas, Marcos Pérez Jiménez and Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, stages a coup d'état against then president Isaías Medina Angarita, who is overthrown by the end of the day.
- 1964The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair closes for its first season after a six-month run.
- 1977German Autumn: a set of events revolving around the kidnapping of Hanns-Martin Schleyer and the hijacking of a Lufthansa flight by the Red Army Faction (RAF) comes to an end when Schleyer is murdered and various RAF members allegedly commit suicide.
Who were born on October 18?
- 1865Logan Pearsall Smith, American essayist and critic (d. 1946)
- 1897Isabel Briggs Myers, American psychological theorist (d. 1980)
- 1902Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
- 1914Raymond Lambert, Swiss mountaineer (d. 1997)
- 1926Klaus Kinski, German actor (d. 1991)
- 1949Joe Egan, British musician (Stealers Wheel)
- 1950Om Puri, Indian actor
- 1960Erin Moran, American actress
- 1970Mike Starink, Dutch television presenter and stage actor
- 1987Freja Beha Erichsen, Danish model
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