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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.
  • 1803
    The United States Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    The Long March ends.
  • 1939
    Pope Pius XII publishes his first major encyclical entitled Summi Pontificatus.
  • 1951
    The “Johnny Bright Incident” occurs in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • 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.
  • 1981
    Two police officers and an armored car guard are killed during an armed robbery in Rockland County, NY, carried out by members of the Black Liberation Army and Weather Underground.

Who were born on October 20?

  • 1656
    Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746)
  • 1700
    Charlotte Aglaé of Orléans, Duchess of Modena (d. 1761)
  • 1927
    Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, Indian poet (d. 2007)
  • 1955
    David Profumo, English novelist
  • 1955
    Thomas Newman, American composer
  • 1960
    Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (d. 2004)
  • 1971
    Eddie Jones, American basketball player
  • 1983
    Luis Saritama, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1985
    Alphonso Smith, American football player
  • 1994
    Morgan Featherstone, Australian model

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