What are the important events that happened on October 18? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 18: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 18 is the 292nd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 74 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 5, 2016 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 410,208 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaenneacontadigon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 102 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,397 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 18 Historical Events

  • 320
    Pappus of Alexandria, Greek philosopher, observes an eclipse of the sun and writes a commentary on The Great Astronomer (Almagest).
  • 1748
    Signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ends the War of the Austrian Succession.
  • 1779
    American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah is lifted.
  • 1797
    Treaty of Campo Formio is signed between France and Austria
  • 1914
    The Schoenstatt Movement is founded in Germany.
  • 1921
    The Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic is formed as part of the RSFSR.
  • 1922
    The British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation) is founded by a consortium, to establish a nationwide network of radio transmitters to provide a national broadcasting service.
  • 1944
    Soviet Union begins liberation of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1945
    A group of the Venezuelan Armed Forces, led by Mario Vargas, Marcos Pérez Jiménez and Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, stages a coup d'état against then president Isaías Medina Angarita, who is overthrown by the end of the day.
  • 1945
    Argentine military officer and politician Juan Perón marries actress Eva Perón.

Who were born on October 18?

  • 1701
    Charles le Beau, French historian (d. 1778)
  • 1902
    Miriam Hopkins, American actress (d. 1972)
  • 1904
    A. J. Liebling, American journalist (d. 1963)
  • 1924
    Buddy MacMaster, Canadian musician
  • 1927
    George C. Scott, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1943
    Birthe Rønn Hornbech, Danish politician
  • 1947
    Laura Nyro, American singer and songwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1952
    Jerry Royster, American baseball player
  • 1953
    Loes Luca, Dutch actress, singer and comedian
  • 1965
    Curtis Stigers, American jazz vocalist and saxophonist

Who died on October 18?

  • 1604
    Igram van Achelen, Dutch statesman (b. 1528)
  • 1775
    Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1715)
  • 1886
    Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (b. 1796)
  • 1893
    Charles Gounod, French composer (b. 1818)
  • 1932
    Ioannis Chrysafis, Greek gymnast (b. 1873)
  • 1948
    Walther von Brauchitsch, German field marshal (b. 1881)
  • 1959
    Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete (b. 1898)
  • 1976
    Kavi Samrat Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Telugu writer (b. 1895)
  • 2007
    Lucky Dube, South African musician (b. 1964)
  • 2007
    Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (b. 1915)

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