October 18: Day of the Week
October 18, 2021 is the 291st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 74 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 320Pappus of Alexandria, Greek philosopher, observes an eclipse of the sun and writes a commentary on The Great Astronomer (Almagest).
- 1081The Normans defeat the Byzantine Empire in the Battle of Dyrrhachium.
- 1648Boston Shoemakers form first U.S. labor organization.
- 1748Signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ends the War of the Austrian Succession.
- 1775African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.
- 1867United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day.
- 1914The Schoenstatt Movement is founded in Germany.
- 1945Argentine military officer and politician Juan Perón marries actress Eva Perón.
- 1954Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio.
- 2011Gilad Shalit is released.
Who were born on October 18?
- 1547Justus Lipsius, Flemish humanist (d. 1606)
- 1679Ann Putnam, Jr., American accuser in the Salem witch trials (d. 1716)
- 1741Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (d. 1803)
- 1804Mongkut, King of Siam(now Thailand) (d. 1868)
- 1914Raymond Lambert, Swiss mountaineer (d. 1997)
- 1931Chris Albertson, American jazz historian
- 1951Terry McMillan, American author
- 1961Wynton Marsalis, American jazz musician
- 1974Peter Svensson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
- 1985Derrick Tribbett, American musician (Twisted Method)
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