What happened this day in history October 18

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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 74 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 5, 2020 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,602,979,200 seconds 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 117 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 2,858 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 18 Historical Events

  • 1356
    Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroys the town of Basel, Switzerland.
  • 1386
    Opening of the University of Heidelberg.
  • 1599
    Michael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia, defeats the Army of Andrew Bathory in the Battle of Şelimbăr, leading to the first recorded unification of the Romanian people.
  • 1748
    Signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ends the War of the Austrian Succession.
  • 1775
    African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: The Burning of Falmouth (now Portland, Maine) prompts the Continental Congress to establish the Continental Navy.
  • 1797
    Treaty of Campo Formio is signed between France and Austria
  • 1867
    United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day.
  • 1914
    The Schoenstatt Movement is founded in Germany.
  • 2011
    Gilad Shalit is released.

Who were born on October 18?

  • 1859
    Henri Bergson, French philosopher, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature (d. 1941)
  • 1914
    Raymond Lambert, Swiss mountaineer (d. 1997)
  • 1918
    Constantine Mitsotakis, Greek politician
  • 1947
    Paul Chuckle, British comedian
  • 1948
    Ntozake Shange, American author
  • 1955
    David Twohy, American movie director and screenwriter
  • 1956
    Craig Bartlett, American animator
  • 1974
    Robbie Savage, Welsh footballer
  • 1981
    Greg Warren, American football player
  • 1987
    Zac Efron, American actor

Who died on October 18?

  • 1503
    Pope Pius III (b. 1439)
  • 1564
    Johannes Acronius Frisius, German physician and mathematician (b. 1520)
  • 1892
    William W. Chapman, American politician (b. 1808)
  • 1973
    Margaret Caroline Anderson, American magazine publisher (b. 1886)
  • 1977
    Red Army Faction Stammheim Prison suicides: Andreas Baader, German left-wing militant leader (b. 1943)
  • 1982
    Bess Truman, First Lady of the United States (b. 1885)
  • 2000
    Julie London, American singer and actress (b. 1926)
  • 2002
    Roman Tam, Hong Kong singer (b. 1950)
  • 2005
    John Hollis, British actor (b. 1931)
  • 2007
    William J. Crowe, American admiral and ambassador (b. 1925)

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