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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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.
  • 1775
    African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.
  • 1779
    American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah is lifted.
  • 1851
    Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London.
  • 1914
    The Schoenstatt Movement is founded in Germany.
  • 1921
    The Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic is formed as part of the RSFSR.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Argentine military officer and politician Juan Perón marries actress Eva Perón.
  • 1967
    The Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet.
  • 2003
    Bolivian Gas War: President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, is forced to resign and leave Bolivia.

Who were born on October 18?

  • 1668
    John George IV, Elector of Saxony (d. 1694)
  • 1865
    Arie de Jong, Dutch linguist (d. 1957)
  • 1898
    Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer and actress (d. 1981)
  • 1934
    Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (d. 2007)
  • 1938
    Dawn Wells, American actress
  • 1947
    Job Cohen, Dutch politician
  • 1968
    Michael Stich, German tennis player
  • 1972
    Alex Tagliani, Quebec racing driver
  • 1982
    Thierry Amiel, French singer
  • 1986
    Wilma Elles, German actress

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