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Sunday October 20, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1740
    Maria Theresa takes the throne of Austria. France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony refuse to honour the Pragmatic Sanction and the War of the Austrian Succession begins.
  • 1917
    The Military Revolutionary Committee of the Petrograd Soviet, in charge of preparation and carrying out the Russian Revolution, holds its first meeting.
  • 1941
    World War II: Thousands of civilians in Kragujevac in German-occupied Serbia are killed in the Kragujevac massacre.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    China launches simultaneous offensives in Ladakh and across the McMahon Line, beginning the Sino-Indian War.
  • 1971
    The Nepal Stock Exchange collapses.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    The Sydney Opera House opens.
  • 1976
    The 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.
  • 1977
    A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.

Who were born on October 20?

  • 1660
    Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1723)
  • 1905
    Arnold Luhaäär, Estonian weightlifter (d. 1965)
  • 1909
    Carla Laemmle, American actress
  • 1925
    Art Buchwald, American humorist (d. 2007)
  • 1946
    Lucien Van Impe, Belgian cyclist
  • 1955
    Aaron Pryor, American boxer
  • 1957
    Hilda Solis, American politician
  • 1971
    Snoop Dogg, American rapper
  • 1976
    Nicola Legrottaglie, Italian footballer
  • 1988
    Candice Swanepoel, South African model

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