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 286th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 29, 2016 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,476,230,400 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 ‘dihectaoctacontahexagon’ 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 108 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 1,391 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.
  • 1692
    The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor William Phips.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Liberation of Athens from the German invaders.
  • 1959
    At the national congress of APRA in Peru a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party. They will later form APRA Rebelde.
  • 1960
    Cold War: Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a desk at United Nations General Assembly meeting to protest a Philippine assertion of Soviet Union colonial policy being conducted in Eastern Europe
  • 1979
    The lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure, 87.0 kPa (870 mbar or 25.69 inHg), occurred in the Western Pacific during Typhoon Tip.
  • 1984
    Brighton hotel bombing: The Provisional Irish Republican Army attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet. Thatcher escapes but the bomb kills five people and wounds 31.
  • 1988
    Jaffna University Helidrop: Commandos of Indian Peace Keeping Force raided the Jaffna University campus to capture the LTTE chief and walked into a trap.
  • 1999
    The former Autonomous Soviet Republic of Abkhazia declares its independence from Georgia

Who were born on October 12?

  • 1880
    Louis Hémon, French novelist (d. 1913)
  • 1913
    Alice Chetwynd Ley, British romance writer (d. 2004)
  • 1929
    Robert Coles, American psychologist and author
  • 1938
    Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster
  • 1954
    Linval Thompson, Jamaican musician and record producer
  • 1967
    Paul Laine Canadian singer/composer
  • 1972
    Juan Manuel Silva, Argentine racing driver
  • 1977
    Javier Toyo, Venezuelan footballer
  • 1986
    Ioannis Maniatis, Greek footballer
  • 1991
    Nicolao Dumitru, Italian footballer

Who died on October 12?

  • 1632
    Kutsuki Mototsuna, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1549)
  • 1875
    Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (b. 1827)
  • 1898
    Calvin Fairbank, American abolitionist minister (b. 1816)
  • 1954
    George Welch, American pilot (b. 1918)
  • 1973
    Peter Aufschnaiter, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1899)
  • 1985
    Johnny Olson, American game show announcer (b. 1910)
  • 1988
    Ruth Manning-Sanders, Welsh poet and children’s book author (b. 1886)
  • 1996
    Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (b. 1911)
  • 1998
    Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (b. 1976)
  • 2007
    Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (b. 1934)

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