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.
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)
- 1548The city of Nuestra Señora de La Paz (Our Lady of Peace) is founded by Alonso de Mendoza by appointment of the king of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V.
- 1818The 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.
- 1873Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities draft the first code of American football rules.
- 1904Chile and Bolivia sign the Treaty of Peace and Friendship, delimiting the border between the two countries.
- 1935The Long March ends.
- 1943The cargo vessel Sinfra is attacked by Allied aircraft at Suda Bay, Crete, and sunk. 2,098 Italian prisoners of war drown with it.
- 1944The Soviet Army and Yugoslav Partisans liberate Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia
- 1951The “Johnny Bright Incident” occurs in Stillwater, Oklahoma
- 1962China launches simultaneous offensives in Ladakh and across the McMahon Line, beginning the Sino-Indian War.
- 1991A 6.8 Mw earthquake strikes the Uttarkashi region of India, killing more than 1,000 people.
Who were born on October 20?
- 1660Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1723)
- 1700Charlotte Aglaé of Orléans, Duchess of Modena (d. 1761)
- 1931Richard Caliguiri, American politician (d. 1988)
- 1946Elfriede Jelinek, Austrian writer, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1948Piet Hein Donner, Dutch politician and minister
- 1955David Profumo, English novelist
- 1966Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jordanian militant and Al-Qaeda figure (d. 2006)
- 1971Matt Norman, Australian director/producer
- 1979Paul O'Connell, Irish rugby union player
- 1983Luis Saritama, Ecuadorian footballer
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