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Thursday October 20, 2022

October 20: Day of the Week

October 20, 2022 is the 293rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

October 2022
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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)

  • 1720
    Caribbean pirate Calico Jack is captured by the Royal Navy.
  • 1818
    The Convention of 1818 signed between the United States and the United Kingdom which, among other things, settled the Canada – United States border on the 49th parallel for most of its length.
  • 1904
    Chile and Bolivia sign the Treaty of Peace and Friendship, delimiting the border between the two countries.
  • 1910
    The 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.
  • 1939
    Pope Pius XII publishes his first major encyclical entitled Summi Pontificatus.
  • 1941
    World War II: Thousands of civilians in Kragujevac in German-occupied Serbia are killed in the Kragujevac massacre.
  • 1944
    The Soviet Army and Yugoslav Partisans liberate Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia
  • 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.
  • 1970
    Siad Barre declares Somalia a socialist state.
  • 1973
    “Saturday Night Massacre”: President Richard Nixon fires U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus after they refuse to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox, who is finally fired by Robert Bork.

Who were born on October 20?

  • 1874
    Charles Ives, American composer (d. 1954)
  • 1900
    Wayne Morse, American politician (d. 1974)
  • 1925
    Roger Hanin, French actor
  • 1932
    William Christopher, American actor
  • 1940
    Kathy Kirby, British singer (d. 2011)
  • 1944
    David Mancuso, American disc jockey
  • 1951
    Leif Pagrotsky, Swedish politician
  • 1956
    Danny Boyle, English film director
  • 1963
    Julie Payette, Canadian astronaut
  • 1966
    Allan Donald, South African cricketer

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