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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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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)

  • 1081
    The Normans defeat the Byzantine Empire in the Battle of Dyrrhachium.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: The Burning of Falmouth (now Portland, Maine) prompts the Continental Congress to establish the Continental Navy.
  • 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.
  • 1898
    United States takes possession of Puerto Rico.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    Soviet Union begins liberation of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1954
    Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio.
  • 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?

  • 1741
    Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (d. 1803)
  • 1914
    Raymond Lambert, Swiss mountaineer (d. 1997)
  • 1919
    Anita O'Day, American singer (d. 2006)
  • 1945
    Chris Shays, American politician
  • 1947
    Paul Chuckle, British comedian
  • 1948
    Ntozake Shange, American author
  • 1950
    Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (d. 2006)
  • 1958
    Kjell Samuelsson, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1959
    Kirby Chambliss, American aerobatic pilot
  • 1970
    José Padilla, American convicted terrorist

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