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Tuesday October 23, 2018

October 23: Day of the Week

October 23, 2018 is the 296th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 69 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1086
    At the Battle of az-Zallaqah, the army of Yusuf ibn Tashfin defeats the forces of Castilian King Alfonso VI.
  • 1295
    The first treaty forming the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France against England is signed in Paris.
  • 1642
    Battle of Edgehill: First major battle of the First English Civil War.
  • 1850
    The first National Women’s Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
  • 1861
    U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C., for all military-related cases.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf – The largest naval battle in history begins in the Philippines.
  • 1972
    Operation Linebacker, a US bombing campaign against North Vietnam in response to its Easter Offensive, ends after five months.
  • 1992
    Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil.
  • 2004
    A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
  • 2007
    A powerful cold front in the Bay of Campeche causes the Usumacinta Jackup rig to collide with Kab 101, leading to the death and drowning of 22 people during rescue operations after evacuation of the rig.

Who were born on October 23?

  • 1801
    Albert Lortzing, German composer (d. 1851)
  • 1870
    Francis Kelley, Catholic Bishop of Oklahoma (d. 1948)
  • 1876
    Franz Schlegelberger, German judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1888
    Onésime Gagnon, Canadian politician (d. 1961)
  • 1922
    Coleen Gray, American actress
  • 1927
    Sonny Criss, American alto saxophonist (d. 1977)
  • 1942
    Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop (d. 2007)
  • 1960
    Wayne Rainey, American motorcyclist
  • 1977
    Brad Haddin, Australian cricket player
  • 1984
    Meghan McCain, American author and daughter of John McCain

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