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Tuesday October 20, 2020

October 20: Day of the Week

October 20, 2020 is the 294th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

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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 20 Historical Event(s)

  • 1781
    Patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, is approved in Habsburg Monarchy.
  • 1873
    Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities draft the first code of American football rules.
  • 1943
    The cargo vessel Sinfra is attacked by Allied aircraft at Suda Bay, Crete, and sunk. 2,098 Italian prisoners of war drown with it.
  • 1944
    Liquid natural gas leaks from storage tanks in Cleveland, then explodes; the explosion and resulting fire level 30 blocks and kill 130.
  • 1952
    Governor 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.
  • 1961
    The Soviet Union performs the first armed test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, launching an R-13 from a Golf class submarine.
  • 1967
    A purported bigfoot is filmed by Patterson and Gimlin.
  • 1971
    The Nepal Stock Exchange collapses.
  • 1991
    A 6.8 Mw earthquake strikes the Uttarkashi region of India, killing more than 1,000 people.
  • 1991
    The Oakland Hills firestorm kills 25 and destroys 3,469 homes and apartments, causing more than $2 billion in damage.

Who were born on October 20?

  • 1904
    Anna Neagle, English actress (d. 1986)
  • 1910
    Bob Sheppard, American sports public address announcer (d. 2010)
  • 1918
    Robert Lochner, German journalist (d. 2003)
  • 1944
    David Mancuso, American disc jockey
  • 1946
    Lewis Grizzard, American writer and humorist (d. 1994)
  • 1957
    Chris Cowdrey, English cricketer
  • 1963
    Julie Payette, Canadian astronaut
  • 1965
    William Zabka, American actor
  • 1966
    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jordanian militant and Al-Qaeda figure (d. 2006)
  • 1983
    Takayuki Yamada, Japanese actor

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