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

  • 1810
    First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
  • 1822
    Peter I of Brazil is proclaimed the emperor of the Brazil
  • 1871
    Criminal Tribes Act (CTA) enacted by British rule in India, which named over 160 local communities 'Criminal Tribes', i.e. hereditary criminals. Repealed in 1949, after Independence of India.
  • 1901
    President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the “Executive Mansion” to the White House.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Japan’s former Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei is found guilty of taking a million bribe from Lockheed and is sentenced to 4 years in jail.
  • 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
    Two officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down executional style in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia.
  • 1999
    The Day of Six Billion: The proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born.
  • 2000
    The USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39

Who were born on October 12?

  • 1917
    Roque Máspoli, Uruguayan footballer (d. 2004)
  • 1934
    Richard Meier, American architect
  • 1949
    Paul Went, English footballer
  • 1962
    Branko Crvenkovski, Macedonian politician
  • 1969
    Željko Milinovič, Slovenian footballer
  • 1974
    Stephen Lee, English snooker player
  • 1976
    Sarah Lane, American television personality
  • 1978
    Marko Jaric, Serbian basketball player
  • 1985
    Mike Green, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986
    Sergio Peter, German footballer

Who died on October 12?

  • 1176
    William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel, English politician (b.c. 1109)
  • 1565
    Jean Ribault, French explorer and colonizer (b. 1520)
  • 1646
    François de Bassompierre, Marshal of France (b. 1579)
  • 1730
    King Frederick IV of Denmark (b. 1671)
  • 1984
    Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (b. 1925)
  • 1989
    Carmen Cavallaro, American pianist (b. 1913)
  • 1993
    Leon Ames, American actor (b. 1902)
  • 2001
    Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, British politician (b. 1907)
  • 2006
    Gillo Pontecorvo, Italian film director (b. 1919)
  • 2010
    Belva Plain, American novelist (b. 1919)

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