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Sunday October 18, 2020

October 18: Day of the Week

October 18, 2020 is the 292nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 74 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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.
  • 1648
    Boston Shoemakers form first U.S. labor organization.
  • 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.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: Peter I of Serbia issues a declaration “To the Serbian People”, as Serbia joins the war.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on October 18?

  • 1127
    Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1192)
  • 1785
    Thomas Love Peacock, English satirist (d. 1866)
  • 1868
    Ernst Didring, Swedish author (d. 1931)
  • 1894
    H. L. Davis, American author (d. 1960)
  • 1902
    Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • 1939
    Lee Harvey Oswald, American alleged assassin of John F. Kennedy (d. 1963)
  • 1946
    James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter
  • 1947
    Job Cohen, Dutch politician
  • 1952
    Patrick Morrow, Canadian mountaineer
  • 1954
    Liz Burch, Australian actress

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