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)
- 1016The Danes defeat the Saxons in the Battle of Ashingdon.
- 1210Pope Innocent III excommunicates German leader Otto IV.
- 1775African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: The Burning of Falmouth (now Portland, Maine) prompts the Continental Congress to establish the Continental Navy.
- 1912First Balkan War: Peter I of Serbia issues a declaration “To the Serbian People”, as Serbia joins the war.
- 1944Soviet Union begins liberation of Czechoslovakia.
- 1945A 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.
- 1967The Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet.
- 1991The Supreme Council of Azerbaijan adopts a declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
- 2003Bolivian Gas War: President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, is forced to resign and leave Bolivia.
Who were born on October 18?
- 1894Tibor Déry, Hungarian author (d. 1977)
- 1934Chuck Swindoll, American evangelist
- 1935Peter Boyle, American actor (d. 2006)
- 1938Dawn Wells, American actress
- 1945Huell Howser, American television personality
- 1947Laura Nyro, American singer and songwriter (d. 1997)
- 1949George Hendrick, American baseball player
- 1958Kjell Samuelsson, Swedish ice hockey player
- 1962Vincent Spano, American actor
- 1984Lindsey Vonn, American alpine ski racer
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