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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1818The 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.
- 1943The cargo vessel Sinfra is attacked by Allied aircraft at Suda Bay, Crete, and sunk. 2,098 Italian prisoners of war drown with it.
- 1944General Douglas MacArthur fulfills his promise to return to the Philippines when he commands an Allied assault on the islands, reclaiming them from the Japanese during the Second World War.
- 1944The Soviet Army and Yugoslav Partisans liberate Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia
- 1947The House Un-American Activities Committee begins its investigation into Communist infiltration of Hollywood, resulting in a blacklist that prevents some from working in the industry for years.
- 1947United States of America and Pakistan establish diplomatic relations for the first time.
- 1968Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
- 1971The Nepal Stock Exchange collapses.
- 1976The ferry George Prince‘’is struck by a ship while crossing the Mississippi River between Destrehan and Luling, Louisiana. Seventy-eight passengers and crew die and only 18 people aboard the ferry survive.
- 1991The 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?
- 1780Pauline Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte (d. 1825)
- 1784Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, British statesman (d. 1865)
- 1808Karl Andree, German geographer (d. 1875)
- 1895Rex Ingram, American actor (d. 1969)
- 1918Robert Lochner, German journalist (d. 2003)
- 1919Tracy Hall, American inventor (d. 2008)
- 1935Barrie Chase, American dancer
- 1937Wanda Jackson, American rock and rockabilly singer
- 1958Scott Hall, American professional wrestler
- 1987Raphael Hackl, German rugby player
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