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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1016The Danes defeat the Saxons in the Battle of Ashingdon.
- 1081The Normans defeat the Byzantine Empire in the Battle of Dyrrhachium.
- 1599Michael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia, defeats the Army of Andrew Bathory in the Battle of Şelimbăr, leading to the first recorded unification of the Romanian people.
- 1860The Second Opium War finally ends at the Convention of Peking with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an unequal treaty.
- 1898United States takes possession of Puerto Rico.
- 1912First Balkan War: Peter I of Serbia issues a declaration “To the Serbian People”, as Serbia joins the war.
- 1914The Schoenstatt Movement is founded in Germany.
- 1945Argentine military officer and politician Juan Perón marries actress Eva Perón.
- 1945The USSR’s nuclear program receives plans for the United States plutonium bomb from Klaus Fuchs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
- 2003Bolivian Gas War: President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, is forced to resign and leave Bolivia.
Who were born on October 18?
- 1662Matthew Henry, English minister (d. 1714)
- 1902Miriam Hopkins, American actress (d. 1972)
- 1926Klaus Kinski, German actor (d. 1991)
- 1932Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuanian politician
- 1947Joe Morton, American actor
- 1947Laura Nyro, American singer and songwriter (d. 1997)
- 1952Jerry Royster, American baseball player
- 1964Charles Stross, British author
- 1970Doug Mirabelli, American baseball player
- 1974Peter Svensson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
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