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Saturday October 20, 2018

October 20: Day of the Week

October 20, 2018 was the 293rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 72 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 1827
    Battle of Navarino – a combined Turkish and Egyptian armada is defeated by British, French, and Russian naval force in the port of Navarino in Pylos, Greece.
  • 1941
    World War II: Thousands of civilians in Kragujevac in German-occupied Serbia are killed in the Kragujevac massacre.
  • 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.
  • 1951
    The “Johnny Bright Incident” occurs in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1780
    Pauline Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte (d. 1825)
  • 1858
    John Burns, English politician (d. 1943)
  • 1927
    Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, Indian poet (d. 2007)
  • 1955
    David Profumo, English novelist
  • 1958
    Dave Finlay, Irish professional wrestler
  • 1958
    Ivo Pogorelic, Croatian pianist
  • 1959
    Mark Little, Australian actor and comedian
  • 1960
    Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (d. 2004)
  • 1965
    Mikhail Shtalenkov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer

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