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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)

  • 42 BC
    Roman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi – Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeat Brutus’s army. Brutus commits suicide.
  • 425
    Valentinian III is elevated as Roman Emperor, at the age of 6.
  • 502
    The Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theodoric the Great, discharges Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.
  • 1642
    Battle of Edgehill: First major battle of the First English Civil War.
  • 1739
    War of Jenkins’ Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain.
  • 1850
    The first National Women’s Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo between the Serbian and Ottoman armies begins.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Battle for Henderson Field begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on October 26.
  • 1946
    The United Nations General Assembly convenes for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing, Queens, New York City.
  • 1956
    Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).

Who were born on October 23?

  • 1893
    Gummo Marx, American actor (d. 1977)
  • 1894
    Rube Bressler, baseball player (d. 1966)
  • 1905
    Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (d. 2003)
  • 1927
    Leszek Kołakowski, Polish philosopher (d. 2009)
  • 1931
    Jim Bunning, American baseball player and politician
  • 1935
    Juan “Chi-Chi” Rodríguez, Puerto Rican golfer
  • 1959
    Sam Raimi, American film director
  • 1978
    Steve Harmison, English cricketer
  • 1981
    Shoo, South Korean singer and actress
  • 1986
    Jessica Stroup, American actress

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