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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1720Caribbean pirate Calico Jack is captured by the Royal Navy.
- 1781Patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, is approved in Habsburg Monarchy.
- 1904Chile and Bolivia sign the Treaty of Peace and Friendship, delimiting the border between the two countries.
- 1935The Long March ends.
- 1939Pope Pius XII publishes his first major encyclical entitled Summi Pontificatus.
- 1944General 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.
- 1944The Soviet Army and Yugoslav Partisans liberate Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia
- 1968Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
- 1977A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.
Who were born on October 20?
- 1822Thomas Hughes, English novelist (d. 1896)
- 1854Arthur Rimbaud, French poet (d. 1891)
- 1893Charley Chase, American comedian (d. 1940)
- 1934Bill Chase, American trumpet player (d. 1974)
- 1942Bart Zoet, Dutch cyclist (d. 1992)
- 1944David Mancuso, American disc jockey
- 1946Elfriede Jelinek, Austrian writer, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1954Steve Orich, American composer
- 1976Tom Wisniewski, American guitarist (MxPx)
- 1983Takayuki Yamada, Japanese actor
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