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Wednesday October 18, 2023

October 18: Day of the Week

October 18, 2023 is the 291st day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 74 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 320
    Pappus of Alexandria, Greek philosopher, observes an eclipse of the sun and writes a commentary on The Great Astronomer (Almagest).
  • 1081
    The Normans defeat the Byzantine Empire in the Battle of Dyrrhachium.
  • 1748
    Signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ends the War of the Austrian Succession.
  • 1860
    The Second Opium War finally ends at the Convention of Peking with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an unequal treaty.
  • 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
    A group of the Venezuelan Armed Forces, led by Mario Vargas, Marcos Pérez Jiménez and Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, stages a coup d'état against then president Isaías Medina Angarita, who is overthrown by the end of the day.
  • 1945
    The USSR’s nuclear program receives plans for the United States plutonium bomb from Klaus Fuchs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • 1964
    The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair closes for its first season after a six-month run.
  • 1967
    The Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet.
  • 1977
    German Autumn: a set of events revolving around the kidnapping of Hanns-Martin Schleyer and the hijacking of a Lufthansa flight by the Red Army Faction (RAF) comes to an end when Schleyer is murdered and various RAF members allegedly commit suicide.

Who were born on October 18?

  • 1903
    Lina Radke, German athlete (d. 1983)
  • 1914
    Raymond Lambert, Swiss mountaineer (d. 1997)
  • 1933
    Forrest Gregg, American football player
  • 1943
    Birthe Rønn Hornbech, Danish politician
  • 1947
    Joe Morton, American actor
  • 1948
    Ntozake Shange, American author
  • 1961
    Rick Moody, American author
  • 1977
    Ryan Nelsen, New Zealand footballer
  • 1978
    Jaime Koeppe, Canadian professional fitness expert
  • 1991
    Roly Bonevacia, Dutch footballer

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