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, 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

  • 320
    Pappus of Alexandria, Greek philosopher, observes an eclipse of the sun and writes a commentary on The Great Astronomer (Almagest).
  • 1016
    The Danes defeat the Saxons in the Battle of Ashingdon.
  • 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.
  • 1648
    Boston Shoemakers form first U.S. labor organization.
  • 1797
    Treaty of Campo Formio is signed between France and Austria
  • 1898
    United States takes possession of Puerto Rico.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: Peter I of Serbia issues a declaration “To the Serbian People”, as Serbia joins the war.
  • 1964
    The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair closes for its first season after a six-month run.
  • 1967
    The Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet.
  • 1977
    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?

  • 1902
    Miriam Hopkins, American actress (d. 1972)
  • 1902
    Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • 1946
    Frank Beamer, American college football coach
  • 1948
    Ntozake Shange, American author
  • 1956
    Jim Talent, American politician
  • 1962
    Vincent Spano, American actor
  • 1969
    Nelson Vivas, Argentine footballer
  • 1970
    Doug Mirabelli, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Priyanka Trivedi, Indian actress
  • 1978
    Wesley Jonathan, American actor

Who died on October 18?

  • 1035
    Sancho III of Navarre, King of Navarre
  • 1382
    James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde (b. 1331)
  • 1893
    Charles Gounod, French composer (b. 1818)
  • 1942
    Mikhail Nesterov, Russian painter (b. 1862)
  • 1973
    Walt Kelly, American cartoonist, (Pogo) (b. 1913)
  • 1982
    Bess Truman, First Lady of the United States (b. 1885)
  • 2005
    John Hollis, British actor (b. 1931)
  • 2006
    Mario Francesco Pompedda, cardinal (b. 1929)
  • 2007
    Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (b. 1915)
  • 2010
    Marion Brown, American jazz musician (b. 1931)

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