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, 445,272 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 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
Pappus of Alexandria, Greek philosopher, observes an eclipse of the sun and writes a commentary on The Great Astronomer (Almagest).
The Danes defeat the Saxons in the Battle of Ashingdon.
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.
Boston Shoemakers form first U.S. labor organization.
Treaty of Campo Formio is signed between France and Austria
United States takes possession of Puerto Rico.
First Balkan War: Peter I of Serbia issues a declaration “To the Serbian People”, as Serbia joins the war.
The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair closes for its first season after a six-month run.
The Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet.
German Autumn: a set of events revolving around the kidnapping of Hanns-Martin Schleyer and the hijacking of a Lufthansa flight by the Red Army Faction (RAF) comes to an end when Schleyer is murdered and various RAF members allegedly commit suicide.
Who were born on October 18?
Miriam Hopkins, American actress (d. 1972)
Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
Frank Beamer, American college football coach
Ntozake Shange, American author
Jim Talent, American politician
Vincent Spano, American actor
Nelson Vivas, Argentine footballer
Doug Mirabelli, American baseball player
Priyanka Trivedi, Indian actress
Wesley Jonathan, American actor
Who died on October 18?
Sancho III of Navarre, King of Navarre
James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde (b. 1331)
Charles Gounod, French composer (b. 1818)
Mikhail Nesterov, Russian painter (b. 1862)
Walt Kelly, American cartoonist, (Pogo) (b. 1913)
Bess Truman, First Lady of the United States (b. 1885)
John Hollis, British actor (b. 1931)
Mario Francesco Pompedda, cardinal (b. 1929)
Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (b. 1915)
Marion Brown, American jazz musician (b. 1931)
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