Friday October 18, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

October 18: Day of the Week

October 18, 2024 is the 292nd day of the year 2024 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.

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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.

October 18 Historical Event(s)

1386
Opening of the University of Heidelberg.
1748
Signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ends the War of the Austrian Succession.
1779
American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah is lifted.
1797
Treaty of Campo Formio is signed between France and Austria
1860
The Second Opium War finally ends at the Convention of Peking with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an unequal treaty.
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.
1945
The USSR’s nuclear program receives plans for the United States plutonium bomb from Klaus Fuchs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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?

1928
Keith Jackson, American football commentator
1938
Dawn Wells, American actress
1940
Cynthia Weil, American songwriter
1950
Om Puri, Indian actor
1953
Loes Luca, Dutch actress, singer and comedian
1959
Steve Swayne, American academic
1965
Curtis Stigers, American jazz vocalist and saxophonist
1970
Doug Mirabelli, American baseball player
1978
Wesley Jonathan, American actor
1991
Roly Bonevacia, Dutch footballer

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