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)
- 1781Patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, is approved in Habsburg Monarchy.
- 1803The United States Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.
- 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.
- 1935The Long March ends.
- 1939Pope Pius XII publishes his first major encyclical entitled Summi Pontificatus.
- 1951The “Johnny Bright Incident” occurs in Stillwater, Oklahoma
- 1952Governor 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.
- 1970Siad 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.
- 1981Two 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?
- 1656Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746)
- 1700Charlotte Aglaé of Orléans, Duchess of Modena (d. 1761)
- 1927Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, Indian poet (d. 2007)
- 1955David Profumo, English novelist
- 1955Thomas Newman, American composer
- 1960Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (d. 2004)
- 1971Eddie Jones, American basketball player
- 1983Luis Saritama, Ecuadorian footballer
- 1985Alphonso Smith, American football player
- 1994Morgan Featherstone, Australian model
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