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Thursday October 20, 2022

October 20: Day of the Week

October 20, 2022 is the 293rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    The Soviet Union performs the first armed test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, launching an R-13 from a Golf class submarine.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1677
    Stanisław I Leszczyński, King of Poland (d. 1766)
  • 1859
    John Dewey, American philosopher (d. 1952)
  • 1942
    Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1952
    Melanie Mayron, American actress
  • 1953
    Keith Hernandez, American baseball player
  • 1955
    Thomas Newman, American composer
  • 1958
    Viggo Mortensen, American actor
  • 1963
    Nikos Tsiantakis, Greek footballer
  • 1979
    John Krasinski, American actor
  • 1981
    Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Greek footballer

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