What are the important events that happened on October 12? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 12: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 12 is the 285th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 29, 2017 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 25,129,440 minutes 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 ‘dihectaoctacontapentagon’ 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 130 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 1,756 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 12 Historical Events

  • 539 BC
    The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1654
    The Delft Explosion devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100 people.
  • 1823
    Charles Macintosh of Scotland sells the first raincoat.
  • 1892
    The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s voyage.
  • 1915
    World War I: British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium
  • 1917
    World War I: The First Battle of Passchendaele takes place resulting in the largest single day loss of life in New Zealand history.
  • 1964
    The Soviet Union launches the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew and the first flight without space suits
  • 1979
    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the first of five books in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction series by Douglas Adams is published.
  • 1999
    Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup.

Who were born on October 12?

  • 1866
    Ramsay MacDonald, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1937)
  • 1919
    Gilles Beaudoin, Quebec politician (d. 2007)
  • 1929
    Robert Coles, American psychologist and author
  • 1960
    Carlo Perrone, Italian football manager and player
  • 1965
    Scott O'Grady, American military officer
  • 1967
    Paul Laine Canadian singer/composer
  • 1971
    Steve Johnston, Australian speedway rider
  • 1974
    Kate Beahan, Australian actress
  • 1985
    Mike Green, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1992
    Josh Hutcherson, American actor

Who died on October 12?

  • 632
    Edwin of Northumbria (b.c. 586)
  • 642
    Pope John IV
  • 1492
    Piero della Francesca, Italian painter
  • 1730
    King Frederick IV of Denmark (b. 1671)
  • 1758
    Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, British field marshal (b. 1680)
  • 1967
    Ram Manohar Lohia, Indian Socialist politician leader (b. 1910)
  • 1983
    Ernie Roth, American pro wrestling manager (b. 1929)
  • 1987
    Alf Landon, American politician (b. 1887)
  • 1999
    Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player (b. 1936)
  • 2010
    Belva Plain, American novelist (b. 1919)

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