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Friday October 23, 2020

October 23: Day of the Week

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

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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)

  • 1861
    U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C., for all military-related cases.
  • 1867
    72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate.
  • 1917
    Lenin calls for the October Revolution.
  • 1956
    Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).
  • 1972
    Operation Linebacker, a US bombing campaign against North Vietnam in response to its Easter Offensive, ends after five months.
  • 1989
    Phillips Disaster in Pasadena, Texas kills 23 and injures 314.
  • 1998
    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a “land for peace” agreement.
  • 2002
    Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
  • 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?

  • 1516
    Charlotte de Valois, princess of France (d. 1524)
  • 1813
    Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer (d. 1848)
  • 1844
    Robert Bridges, English poet (d. 1930)
  • 1910
    Richard Mortensen, Danish painter (d. 1993)
  • 1925
    Johnny Carson, American television host (d. 2005)
  • 1942
    Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop (d. 2007)
  • 1949
    Michael ‘Wurzel’Burston, British musician (Motörhead)
  • 1976
    Ryan Reynolds, Canadian actor
  • 1980
    Pedro Liriano, Dominican baseball player
  • 1991
    Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan

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