October 18: Day of the Week
October 18, 2021 was the 291st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 74 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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).
- 1016The Danes defeat the Saxons in the Battle of Ashingdon.
- 1081The Normans defeat the Byzantine Empire in the Battle of Dyrrhachium.
- 1356Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroys the town of Basel, Switzerland.
- 1386Opening of the University of Heidelberg.
- 1867United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day.
- 1912First Balkan War: Peter I of Serbia issues a declaration “To the Serbian People”, as Serbia joins the war.
- 1954Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio.
- 1967The Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet.
- 1968The 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?
- 1569Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (d. 1625)
- 1905Jan Gies, Dutch resistance fighter (d. 1993)
- 1923Jessie Mae Hemphill, Mississippi country blues electric guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist (d. 2008)
- 1931Chris Albertson, American jazz historian
- 1935Peter Boyle, American actor (d. 2006)
- 1951Mike Antonovich, American ice hockey player and executive
- 1958Corinne Bohrer, American actress
- 1960Erin Moran, American actress
- 1984Freida Pinto, Indian actress and model
- 1991Tyler Posey, American actor
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