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Wednesday October 20, 2021

October 20: Day of the Week

October 20, 2021 is the 293rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    General 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.
  • 1944
    Liquid natural gas leaks from storage tanks in Cleveland, then explodes; the explosion and resulting fire level 30 blocks and kill 130.
  • 1947
    The 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.
  • 1962
    China launches simultaneous offensives in Ladakh and across the McMahon Line, beginning the Sino-Indian War.
  • 1968
    Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
  • 1973
    The Sydney Opera House opens.
  • 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?

  • 1656
    Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746)
  • 1700
    Charlotte Aglaé of Orléans, Duchess of Modena (d. 1761)
  • 1874
    Charles Ives, American composer (d. 1954)
  • 1937
    Juan Marichal, Dominican baseball player
  • 1958
    Scott Hall, American professional wrestler
  • 1959
    Mark Little, Australian actor and comedian
  • 1965
    Jil Caplan, French singer and songwriter
  • 1971
    Snoop Dogg, American rapper
  • 1978
    Paul Wilson, Scottish bass player (Snow Patrol)
  • 1980
    Niall Matter, Canadian actor

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