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Sunday October 20, 2019

October 20: Day of the Week

October 20, 2019 is the 293rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1548
    The 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.
  • 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.
  • 1883
    Peru and Chile sign the Treaty of Ancón, by which the Tarapacá province is ceded to the latter, bringing an end to Peru’s involvement in the War of the Pacific.
  • 1904
    Chile and Bolivia sign the Treaty of Peace and Friendship, delimiting the border between the two countries.
  • 1917
    The Military Revolutionary Committee of the Petrograd Soviet, in charge of preparation and carrying out the Russian Revolution, holds its first meeting.
  • 1968
    Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
  • 1971
    The Nepal Stock Exchange collapses.
  • 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?

  • 1740
    Isabelle de Charrière, Dutch writer (d. 1805)
  • 1759
    Chauncey Goodrich, American politician (d. 1815)
  • 1891
    James Chadwick, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)
  • 1904
    Anna Neagle, English actress (d. 1986)
  • 1934
    Eddie Harris, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1996)
  • 1944
    David Mancuso, American disc jockey
  • 1946
    Richard Loncraine, British film director
  • 1959
    Mark Little, Australian actor and comedian
  • 1965
    William Zabka, American actor
  • 1969
    Lambros Papakostas, Greek high jumper

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