October 20: Day of the Week
October 20, 2019 is the 293rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1720Caribbean pirate Calico Jack is captured by the Royal Navy.
- 1910The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- 1939Pope Pius XII publishes his first major encyclical entitled Summi Pontificatus.
- 1941World War II: Thousands of civilians in Kragujevac in German-occupied Serbia are killed in the Kragujevac massacre.
- 1944The Soviet Army and Yugoslav Partisans liberate Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia
- 1952Governor Evelyn Baring declares a state of emergency in Kenya and begins arresting hundreds of suspected leaders of the Mau Mau Uprising, including Jomo Kenyatta, the future first President of Kenya.
- 1962China launches simultaneous offensives in Ladakh and across the McMahon Line, beginning the Sino-Indian War.
- 1968Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
- 1991The Oakland Hills firestorm kills 25 and destroys 3,469 homes and apartments, causing more than $2 billion in damage.
- 2011The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Moatassem Gaddafi are killed shortly after the battle of Sirte (2011) while in the custody of NTC fighters.
Who were born on October 20?
- 1463Alessandro Achillini, Italian philosopher (d. 1512)
- 1891Jomo Kenyatta, Kenyan politician (d. 1978)
- 1925Tom Dowd, American recording engineer (d. 2002)
- 1937Juan Marichal, Dominican baseball player
- 1944David Mancuso, American disc jockey
- 1966Patrick Volkerding, American computer operating systems developer
- 1967Luigi Lo Cascio, Italian actor
- 1976Nicola Legrottaglie, Italian footballer
- 1977Sam Witwer, American actor
- 1982Kristian Bak Nielsen, Dutch footballer
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