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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 29, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,233,280 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 112 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 3,217 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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October 12 Historical Events
Christopher Columbus’s expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached India
The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor William Phips.
Peter I of Brazil is proclaimed the emperor of the Brazil
World War II: Japanese ships retreat after their defeat in the Battle of Cape Esperance with the Japanese commander, Aritomo Gotō dying from wounds suffered in the battle and two Japanese destroyers sunk by Allied air attack.
Inejiro Asanuma, Chair of the Japanese Socialist Party, is assassinated in Japan by Otoya Yamaguchi, a 17-year-old. The cameras were rolling at the time, so the moment was caught on film.
Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas
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.
Two officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down executional style in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia.
Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria; 43 killed at a fake roadblock.
The former Autonomous Soviet Republic of Abkhazia declares its independence from Georgia
Who were born on October 12?
Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (d. 1922)
Edith Stein, Carmelite Catholic nun (d. 1942)
John Murray, American playwright (d.1984)
Stan Hansen, American professional wrestler
Linval Thompson, Jamaican musician and record producer
Kristen Bjorn, British film director
Anna Escobedo Cabral, 42nd Treasurer of the United States
Kirk Cameron, American actor
Tony Fiore, American baseball player
Sam Whitelock, New Zealand rugby player
Who died on October 12?
Fritz Herlen, German artist (b.c. 1449)
Edith Cavell, English nurse (b. 1865)
Ricky Wilson, American musician (The B-52's) (b. 1953)
Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (b. 1976)
Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, British politician (b. 1907)
Jim Cairns, Australian politician (b. 1914)
Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (b. 1928)
Noel Coleman, British Actor (b. 1919)
Dickie Peterson American musician (b. 1948)
Heinz Bennent, German actor (b. 1921)
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