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Friday October 23, 2020

October 23: Day of the Week

October 23, 2020 is the 297th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 69 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

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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.
  • 1157
    The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country.
  • 1694
    British/American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec from the French.
  • 1812
    Claude François de Malet, a French general, begins a conspiracy to overthrow Napoleon Bonaparte, claiming that the Emperor died in Russia and that he is now the commandant of Paris.
  • 1917
    Lenin calls for the October Revolution.
  • 1929
    The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California.
  • 1973
    A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria.
  • 1989
    The Hungarian Republic is officially declared by president Mátyás Szűrös, replacing the communist Hungarian People’s Republic.
  • 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?

  • 1796
    Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1857)
  • 1813
    Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer (d. 1848)
  • 1904
    Harvey Penick, American golfer (d. 1995)
  • 1923
    Aslam Farrukhi, Pakistani scholar and poet
  • 1935
    Juan “Chi-Chi” Rodríguez, Puerto Rican golfer
  • 1942
    Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop (d. 2007)
  • 1942
    Bernd Erdmann, German football player and manager
  • 1967
    Dale Crover, American musician (Melvins, The Men of Porn, Altamont)
  • 1971
    Carlo Forlivesi, Italian composer
  • 1975
    Michelle Beadle, American television personality

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