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Wednesday October 23, 2019

October 23: Day of the Week

October 23, 2019 is the 296th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 69 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.

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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)

  • 1295
    The first treaty forming the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France against England is signed in Paris.
  • 1861
    U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C., for all military-related cases.
  • 1941
    World War II: Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov takes command of Red Army operations to prevent the further advance into Russia of German forces and to prevent the Wehrmacht from capturing Moscow.
  • 1942
    World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein: – At El Alamein in northern Egypt, the British Eighth Army under Field Marshal Montgomery begins a critical offensive to expel the Axis armies from Egypt.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf – The largest naval battle in history begins in the Philippines.
  • 1958
    The Smurfs, a fictional race of blue dwarves, later popularized in a Hanna-Barbera animated cartoon series, appear for the first time in the story La flute à six schtroumpfs, a Johan and Peewit adventure by Peyo which is serialized in the weekly comics magazine Spirou.
  • 1989
    Phillips Disaster in Pasadena, Texas kills 23 and injures 314.
  • 1993
    Shankill Road bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb prematurely detonates in the Shankill area of Belfast, killing the bomber and nine civilians.
  • 2001
    Apple announces the iPod.
  • 2002
    Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.

Who were born on October 23?

  • 1766
    Emmanuel, Marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (d. 1847)
  • 1790
    Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman (d. 1860)
  • 1923
    Aslam Farrukhi, Pakistani scholar and poet
  • 1935
    Juan “Chi-Chi” Rodríguez, Puerto Rican golfer
  • 1957
    Martin Luther King III, American human rights advocate
  • 1958
    Michael Eric Dyson, American activist, professor, author
  • 1970
    Grant Imahara, American TV Mythbuster
  • 1986
    Briana Evigan, American actress
  • 1987
    Faye Hamlin, Swedish singer (Play)
  • 1990
    Stan Walker, Australian/New Zealand recording artist and actor.

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