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Friday October 18, 2019

October 18: Day of the Week

October 18, 2019 was the 291st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 74 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 1648
    Boston Shoemakers form first U.S. labor organization.
  • 1775
    African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.
  • 1797
    Treaty of Campo Formio is signed between France and Austria
  • 1860
    The Second Opium War finally ends at the Convention of Peking with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an unequal treaty.
  • 1898
    United States takes possession of Puerto Rico.
  • 1914
    The Schoenstatt Movement is founded in Germany.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair closes for its first season after a six-month run.
  • 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?

  • 1668
    John George IV, Elector of Saxony (d. 1694)
  • 1777
    Heinrich von Kleist, German writer (d. 1811)
  • 1870
    Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, Japanese scholar (d. 1966)
  • 1915
    Victor Sen Yung, American actor (d. 1980)
  • 1919
    Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canadian politician (d. 2000)
  • 1924
    Buddy MacMaster, Canadian musician
  • 1951
    Terry McMillan, American author
  • 1953
    Loes Luca, Dutch actress, singer and comedian
  • 1964
    Charles Stross, British author
  • 1967
    Eric Stuart, American voice actor and singer

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